Battle of King’s Mountain

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 30.—Colonels Campbell and Sevier have taken a great part of Cornwallis’ army, and a precious crew of Tories, at King’s Mountain.1 The battle took place on the 7th instant, and lasted more than an hour.2 The following is …

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Prince’s Escape from the Prison Ship

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 7.—Yesterday morning, about one o’clock, made their escape from the Good Hope prison-ship, lying in the North River at New York, nine captains and two privates. Among the number was Captain James Prince, who had been confined four …

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Forts Clinton and Montgomery Taken

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 6. –This day the fortresses Clinton and Montgomery, on the North River, in New York, fell into the hands of the British, under the command of Sir Henry Clinton. A gentleman who was in Fort Montgomery when it …

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News from France

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. We have undoubted intelligence that there are lately arrived in Martinico and Guadaloupe, 22,628 French troops; part of them sailed the sixth of October from Bordeaux, and part of them the ninth of October from St. Malo. They arrived …

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