The Continental Army, Chapter IV

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Washington’s Congratulations

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 20.— General Washington in his after orders of to-day, thus congratulates the army on the glorious event of yesterday:—The generous proofs which his most Christian Majesty has given of his attachment to the cause of America, must force …

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Cornwallis’s Surrender – Capitulation

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 19.—Be it remembered, that on the seventeenth of October, 1781, Lieutenant-General Earl Cornwallis, with above five thousand British troops, surrendered prisoners of war to his Excellency General George Washington, commander-in-chief of the allied forces of France and America! …

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Lewis Fenton Killed

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 21.—This day, a Mr. Van Mater was knocked off his horse on the road near Longstreet’s mill, in Monmouth county, New Jersey, by Lewis Fenton and one Debow, by whom he was stabbed in the arms and otherwise …

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