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Connecticut Grandmother

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. A gentleman who travelled lately through Connecticut, informs us that he met with an old gentlewoman who told him that she had fitted out and sent five sons and eleven grandsons to Boston, when she heard of the engagement…

Battle of Hog Island

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. May 28. –Yesterday a party of the American army at Cambridge, to the number of between two and three hundred men, had orders to drive off the live stock from Hog and Noddle’s islands. In attempting to carry out…

Skirmish at Grape Island

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. May 26. –Last Sabbath1 about ten o’clock A. M., an express arrived at General Thomas’s quarters at Roxbury, Massachusetts, informing him that four sloops, two of them armed, had sailed from Boston to the south shore of the bay,…