The Storming of Stony Point

In their ragged regimentals Stood the old Continentals, Yielding not, When the grenadiers were lunging, And like hail fell the plunging Cannon-shot; When the files Of the isles From the smoky night encampment bore the banner of the rampant Unicorn, And grummer, grummer, grummer, rolled the roll of the drummer, Through the morn! Then with …

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Wayne takes Stony Point

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 16.—This morning, General Wayne, with the light infantry, consisting of about twelve hundred men, drawn from the whole of the American army on each side of the North River, surprised the British garrison, consisting of five hundred men, …

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The Storming of Stony Point

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Nothing can exceed the spirit and intrepidity of our brave countrymen in storming and carrying the British fortress at Stony Point. It demonstrates that the Americans have soldiers equal to any in the world; and that they can attack …

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British Account of Stony Point

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. We are informed that a large detachment of the rebel army, commanded by Mr. Wayne, last Friday morning, about one o’clock, attacked the fort at Stony Point, on the Hudson River, garrisoned by the 17th regiment, two companies of …

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Suffering in Boston

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 16. –As to intelligence from Boston, it is seldom we are able to collect any that may be relied on; and to repeat the vague flying rumors would be endless. We heard yesterday by one Mr. Rolston, a …

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