The Continental Army, Chapter II

The Continental Army: Washington and the Continental Congress Formation of a New England army in the first months after Lexington marked the first phase in the military struggle with England, but even as the regional army gathered before Boston, a significant step in the creation of a national force was being taken in Philadelphia. The …

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Death of William Hines

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. June 14.—This morning, died in Forton Prison, near Portsmouth, England, Mr. William Hines, an officer of the General Gates’ private ship of war, from Danvers, near Boston, Massachusetts; after having with much patience, and with the most irreproachable conduct, …

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