The Burning of Warwarsing

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Early in the morning of the twenty-second instant, a party of Indians and Tories, consisting of about four hundred, entered the beautiful settlement of Warwarsing, situated on the great road leading from Minisink1 to Esopus, about thirty-five miles from …

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Nathan Hale and Andre

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. May 17.—America has not only produced great military characters, but exhibited many striking instances of humanity and generosity in the present war. Among the latter we may place the treatment given to Major Andre, a British spy, who came …

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Captain Nathan Hale

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Nathan Hale was a descendant of John Hale, first minister of Banby, Massachusetts. He was the sixth child of Richard and Elizabeth Hale, and was born in Coventry, Connecticut. He graduated at Yale College in 1773, with distinguished honors. …

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