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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The Actions at the South

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. December 5.—A letter of this date from Charlotte, in North Carolina, says:—”Although some pains have been taken to asperse the militia of this, as well as our sister States, on account of what happened on the memorable 16th and …

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Count D’Estaing

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. November 9.—The family of the Count D’Estaing is very ancient, and the only one in France allowed to bear the king’s arms, with a small distinction denoting a subject. It has enjoyed this extraordinary honor for near eight hundred …

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Skirmish on York Island

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. November 9. –Hitherto the achievements of our little army on York Island have been extremely fortunate. The genius that presides there seems to be of the enterprising kind. Last campaign it was thought a matter of great hardihood and …

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Lechmere’s Point

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. November 10. –Yesterday a party of regulars from Boston, amounting to four or five hundred men, embarked in a number of barges from Charlestown Point, about one o’clock, p. m., when the tide was at a high flood, and …

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