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The Siege of Savannah

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. [Paragraphs added for readability.] The chief-justice of Georgia, in a letter to his wife, dated November ninth, gives the following particular account of the siege of Savannah: Soon after my arrival, I made application to the barrack-master to be…

British Account of the Siege of Savannah

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 22.—On the first day of last month (September) Count D’Estaing arrived off the coast of Georgia, in order to co-operate with the Americans under the command of General Lincoln, in the reduction of Savannah. Upon the fifteenth, says…

The Commissioner’s Valedictory

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 3.—The contemptible figure which the British king and ministry have cut in the present war cannot be better shown than in the valedictory manifesto and proclamation which has been published to-day at New York, by Carlisle, Clinton, and…

Major Van Buren

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Among the rebel prisoners lately taken in New Jersey, and brought to New York, is a Major Van Buren, from Albany, who is well known by many respectable refugees in the city for his activity in apprehending and imprisoning…

Expedition to Rhode Island

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. From Lewis, Monsieur Gerard came To Congress in this town, sir, They bow’d to him, and he to them, And then they all sat down, sir. Begar, said Monsieur, one grand coup, You shall bientot behold, sir; This was…