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Battle of Moore’s Creek

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. This morning, the North Carolina minute men and militia, under the command of Brigadier-General James Moore, had an engagement with the Tories, at Widow Moore’s Creek bridge. 1 At the break of day, an alarm gun was fired, immediately…

Attack on Quebec – Montgomery Killed – Arnold Wounded

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. December 31. –The Americans have made an unsuccessful attack upon the town of Quebec. General Montgomery finding his cannon too light to effect a breach, and that the enemy would not hearken to terms of capitulation, formed a design…

Burning of Norfolk

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 2. –Yesterday, at about quarter after three o’clock, the British fleet lying off Norfolk, Virginia, commenced a cannonade against that town, from upwards of one hundred pieces of cannon, and continued till nearly ten o’clock at night, without…