Washington and His Comrades: Chapter V

The Loss of Philadelphia Though the outlook for Washington was brightened by his success in New Jersey, it was still depressing enough. The British had taken New York, they could probably take Philadelphia when they liked, and no place near the seacoast was safe. According to the votes in Parliament, by the spring of 1777 …

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Francis Marion, Chapter IV, Campaign of 1782


The military history of this year, is not remarkable for any great events; but the most material of these happened in the brigade of Marion. As they are not altogether of a pleasant nature, it appears to have been the wish of many to bury them in oblivion, and therefore some of them have been …

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Gov. Livingston’s Proclamation

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 25.—Rivington, in the Royal Gazette of this day, republishes1 the following proclamation by Governor Livingston of New Jersey, offering a reward for Ensign Moody and his party, with a counter proclamation from Moody:— Whereas it has been represented …

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