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 …

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Affairs in Charleston, S. C. – Patriotic Women

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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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“Leonidas” to Cornwallis

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 27.—A writer of South Carolina presents the following address to Lord Cornwallis:—”My lord,—As a generous enemy I mean to address you with candor. I possess not the acrimony of a satirist nor the disposition to encourage it. I …

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