The Continental Army, Chapter IV

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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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Major Lee’s Attack on Powle’s Hook

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 20.—Yesterday morning, at three o’clock, an attack was made on the British garrison at Powle’s Hook; which, after a faint resistance, surrendered prisoners of war, except Major Sutherland and about fifty of his men, who, under cover of …

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General Henry Clinton on the Battle of Paulus Hook

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. General Sir Henry Clinton, in a letter to Lord George Germaine, dated New York, August 21, 1779, says of this action: “On the 19th instant, the garrison of Powle’s Hook being reinforced, Lieutenant-Colonel Buskirk was detached with part of …

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