The Battle of Camden, Part I

PART IAN AMERICAN ARMY ORGANIZED TO RECOVER THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA FROM BRITISH SUBJUGATIONREVIEW OF MILITARY CONDITIONS IN THE UNITED STATES IN 1780The principal battle grounds of the first four years of the War for Independence, waged by the thirteen Colonies against the mother country, were located in the Northern States, following which period, …

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The “Back Shad” at New Jersey

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. June 1.—We hear from Newark, in New Jersey, that a few days since, a number of persons who live near the mountains, and from their wickedness and poverty have properly acquired the appellation of the Back Shad, in consequence …

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Doctor Franklin and the French

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. June 1.—The love and attachment of the French nation for America, is earned at this time to such a degree of enthusiasm as is difficult to be conceived. There are few personages that have borne an interesting part in …

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The Tories – David Matthews

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. June 1.—Among the many errors America has been guilty of during her contest with Great Britain, few have been greater, or attended with more fatal consequences to these States, than her lenity to the Tories. At first it might …

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The Boston Port Bill of 1774

WHEREAS dangerous commotions and insurrections have been fomented and raised in the town of Boston, in the province of Massachuset’s Bay, in New England, by divers ill-affected persons, to the subversion of his Majesty’s government, and to the utter destruction of the publick peace, and good order of the said town; in which commotions and …

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