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 In the South, after General Greene superseded Gates in the command, the tide of war began to turn.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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Sentiments of a New Jersey Woman

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 1.—The Gazette of to-day contains the following “Sentiments of a Lady in New Jersey:”—The war carried on by the British nation against my native country, cannot fail to excite in the humane and virtuous mind sentiments very unfavorable …

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Tarleton’s Attack on Bedford, N. Y.

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 2.—Last night, Lieutenant-Colonel Tarleton marched out with a detachment of cavalry, and early this morning attacked a party of the rebel Nags, commanded by a Colonel Sheldon, in the neighborhood of Bedford. The Americans’ situation was in a …

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The Wyoming Massacre

July 20.—During the past week many of the distressed refugees from the Wyoming settlement on the Susquehannah, who escaped the general massacre of the inhabitants, have passed through Poughkeepsie, in New York. From them we have collected the following account, viz.:—Previous to the narrative, it may be necessary to inform some of our readers, that …

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The Northern Army – Burgoyne’s Proclamation

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 1. –The movements of the American army in the north, since the commencement of the war, have been, with one or two exceptions, but a series of disgraceful defeats, or more disgraceful retreats. The only satisfaction those who …

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