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British Excursion to Jersey

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. November 24.—Last Tuesday, (21st,) at about one o’clock in the morning, a party consisting of one hundred men, embarked from New York in two flat boats and one gunboat, and proceeded to Roger’s Ferry, where they landed and moved…

Operations in South Carolina

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 31.—In the Royal Gazette Extraordinary of this day, is published the following account of the different actions which have lately happened in South Carolina. Lord Cornwallis having received intelligence that General Gates had arrived at Deep Creek, in…

Washington and St. Patrick’s Day

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. April 6.—Among the little army of rebels at Morristown, none are so impatient under the abuse of being forcibly detained after the expiration of the terms of their enlistment, as the sons of St. Patrick who have been seduced…

Descent on Paramus, N.J.

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. March 24.—Day before yesterday, two detachments of the British army were passed over the Hudson River into Jersey— one from King’s Bridge, consisting of three hundred men from the brigade of guards, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Howard, the…

Lieut. Wynantz taken Prisoner

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Last Sunday evening [January 30?] a party consisting of thirteen mounted refugees went from Staten Island, and in the vicinity of Elizabethtown, New Jersey, surprised Mr. Wynantz, a lieutenant of the rebel militia, and eight private men of Colonel…