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French Troops in Virginia

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 7.—A correspondent now in the camp of Lafayette’s army in Virginia, says:—”Let me make you acquainted with Major-General the Marquis de St. Simon, and the French army; you have seen the British troops and the troops of other…

Affairs at Yorktown, Va.

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 24.—The last division of the Portsmouth garrison arrived last evening at Yorktown, in Virginia. Gloucester Point is strongly fortified, where Colonel Dundas commands, having with him the 80th regiment, that of the Hessian Prince Hereditaire, and Colonel Simcoe’s.…

Battle of Guilford – Cornwallis’ Account

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. In pursuance of my intended plan, I had encamped on the 13th instant, at the Quaker Meeting, between the forks of Deep River. On the 14th I received information that General Butler, with a body of North Carolina militia,…

Battle of Guilford – General Greene’s Account

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. March 16.—Yesterday morning an engagement was brought on near Guilford Court House, between a small part of the American regulars, joined by a very considerable body of militia, and most of General Cornwallis’s army.1 Early in the morning, the…

Battle of the Cowpens

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 17.—This morning, after a very severe action, General Morgan, with a detachment of the southern army, obtained a complete victory over Colonel Tarleton at the Cowpens, with eleven hundred and fifty men, the flower of Cornwallis’s army. Tarleton,…