Francis Marion, Chapter III, Campaign of 1781, part 1

The year 1781 commenced under auspices more propitious than those of the last year. The British had exercised so much oppression and rapacity over all those who would not join them, and so much insolence over those who did, and were in the least suspected, that the people of South Carolina found there was no …

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Arnold at New London, Conn.

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 6.—This morning about daybreak, twenty-four sail of British shipping appeared to the westward of the harbor of New London, in Connecticut. By many they were supposed to be a plundering party, after stock. Alarm guns were immediately fired, …

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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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French Troops in Virginia

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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 …

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Affairs at Yorktown, Va.

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. …

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