The Battle of Camden, Part 2

PART IIBRITISH PLANS TO SUBJUGATE THE SOUTHERN PROVINCES—BATTLE OF CAMDEN, S. C., AUGUST 16,1780THE BRITISH RAISE PROVINCIAL CORPS AND MILITIAWhen General Clinton and Admiral Arbuthnot departed from Charleston on the 5th day of June, to return to New York, General Cornwallis was left in command of the British expeditionary force in South Carolina. His headquarters …

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Washington and His Comrades: Chapter XI

Yorktown The critical stroke of the war was near. In the South, after General Greene superseded Gates in the command, the tide of war began to turn. Cornwallis now had to fight a better general than Gates. Greene arrived at Charlotte, North Carolina, in December. He found an army badly equipped, wretchedly clothed, and confronted …

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Battle off Barnegat, New Jersey – Washington’s Army leaves White Plains

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. About three o’clock last Tuesday afternoon [August 21], a very severe action was fought between the whale boat Surprise, Captain Thompson, and her consort, both their crews consisting of twenty-six men, and two rebel whale boats belonging to Philadelphia, …

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French Fleet Go to Boston

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 23.—The French fleet returned to Rhode Island on Thursday last, (20th,) but had suffered so considerably in the late storm, together with some slight engagement with the enemy, that they judged it necessary to retire in order to …

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