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The Continental Army, Chapter VII

Perseverance to Victory The first two years of the War of American Independence witnessed the growth of the Continental Army from a nucleus of New England and New York units patterned after the Provincials of earlier wars into a force with men from every state as well as foreign volunteers. Through those volunteers, particularly Steuben…

Expedition to Morrisania

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 25.—The Americans, under General Parsons, have just returned from a successful expedition to Morrisania, where, in the night and morning of Monday last, (22d,) they surprised and took prisoners sixty or seventy Tories, and burnt a considerable number…

Arnold’s Expedition to Virginia

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 31.—This morning, his Majesty’s ship Iris arrived at New York from the Chesapeake, with the following account of the proceedings of the British forces in Virginia, under Brigadier-General Arnold:—”The fleet having been separated by a hard gale of…