Washington and His Comrades: Chapter VII

Washington and His Comrades at Valley Forge Washington had met defeat in every considerable battle at which he was personally present. His first appearance in military history, in the Ohio campaign against the French, twenty-two years before the Revolution, was marked by a defeat, the surrender of Fort Necessity. Again in the next year, when …

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Washington and His Comrades: Chapter IV

The Loss of New York Washington’s success at Boston had one good effect. It destroyed Tory influence in that Puritan stronghold. New England was henceforth of a temper wholly revolutionary; and New England tradition holds that what its people think today other Americans think tomorrow. But, in the summer of this year 1776, though no …

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Federalist No 7, Concerning Dangers from Dissensions, Continued

(Concerning Dangers from Dissensions Between the States) For the Independent Journal Thursday, November 15, 1787 To the People of the State of New York: IT IS sometimes asked, with an air of seeming triumph, what inducements could the States have, if disunited, to make war upon each other? It would be a full answer to …

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Siege of Fort Mifflin

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. November 22. –A gentleman in the American army gives the following account of the late movements of the British forces on and about theDelawareandSchuylkillRivers: About the 12th of October, the British erected a battery near the mouth of the …

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