British Descent on Elizabethtown, New Jersey

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. February 26.—Yesterday morning a body of the British, consisting of the 42d and 33d regiments, and the light infantry of the guards, in number about a thousand, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Stirling, attempted to surprise the troops and inhabitants of …

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Tryon’s Descent on Horse Neck

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. February 27.—Night before last, at eleven o’clock, the 17th, 44th, and 57th British regiments, the Hessian regiment du corps, Colonel Emmerick’s chasseurs and dragoons, Colonel Robinson’s provincial battalion, and a detachment of the royal artillery, under the command of …

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General Putnam’s Account of the Battle of Horse Neck

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. General Putnam, in an official letter from the camp at Reading, gives the following account of this expedition:—”A detachment from the enemy at King’s Bridge, consisting of the 17th, 44th, and 67th British regiments, one of the Hessians, and …

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The Married Regiment

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. When Governor Trumbull recommended to the householders in Connecticut, who were not obliged to do military duty, to form themselves into companies, choose their own officers, and equip themselves for the defence of these States, a number of aged …

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Leslie at Salem – Danvers Militia

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. February 28. –Last Sunday [February 26] an attempt was made by a regiment of the king’s troops, under Colonel Leslie, to seize some brass cannon which General Gage had heard was deposited at or near Salem, Massachusetts. The troops …

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