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British Account of Eutaw Springs

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The rebel army having been augmented by recruits from their continental battalions and militia, drawn from the disaffected parts of North and South Carolina, to upwards of four thousand men, General Greene was induced to act offensively. The reports…

Affairs in Charleston, S. C. – Patriotic Women

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. May 20.—A writer in the British army at Charleston, South Carolina, in a letter to his friend in London, says:— “The retrograde progress of our arms in this country, you have seen in your newspapers, if they dare tell…

Colonel Alexander Scammel

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Scammel is dead:—When the good man, the just, the generous, and the brave, and one who has from a sense of duty, founded in the reflection of a virtuous and enlightened mind, and hi defence of his country’s freedom,…

Cornwallis’ Report of the Siege of Yorktown

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 20.—This morning, Cornwallis, in a letter to Sir Henry Clinton, gives the following account of the siege, which terminated yesterday in his surrender to the allied forces of France and America:—”I never saw Yorktown in any favorable light,…

Affairs in Virginia

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 1.—A gentleman who left the American army in Virginia, on the afternoon of the 30th of September, gives the following account of transactions in that quarter: —”On Friday, September 28th, the whole army marched from Williamsburg to within…