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The Northern Army – Burgoyne’s Proclamation

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 1. –The movements of the American army in the north, since the commencement of the war, have been, with one or two exceptions, but a series of disgraceful defeats, or more disgraceful retreats. The only satisfaction those who…

Siege of Fort Schuyler

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 7. –Yesterday, about nine o’clock, an engagement ensued between a part of the militia of Tryon county, under the command of General Herkimer, and a party of savages, Tories, and regulars, a short distance from Fort Stanwix. It…

Murder of Jenny M’Crea

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 27. –General Burgoyne is at Fort Edward, and has with him about six thousand regulars, three or four hundred Indians, and about two hundred Canadians. The frequent injuries and horrible actions committed by his scouting parties on single…