Washington and His Comrades: Chapter XI

Yorktown The critical stroke of the war was near. In the South, after General Greene superseded Gates in the command, the tide of war began to turn. Cornwallis now had to fight a better general than Gates. Greene arrived at Charlotte, North Carolina, in December. He found an army badly equipped, wretchedly clothed, and confronted …

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Treaty of Paris, 1783

In the Name of the most Holy & undivided Trinity. It having pleased the Divine Providence to dispose the Hearts of the most Serene and most Potent Prince George the Third, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Duke of Brunswick and Lunebourg, Arch- Treasurer and …

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General William Thompson died

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 4.—Yesterday, at his seat, near Carlisle, in Pennsylvania, died, General William Thompson. Those who knew his virtues, will remember and mention his character with esteem. At the commencement of the present war, he took an active and distinguished …

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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 …

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Death of William Henry Drayton

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 4.—This morning, the Congress being informed that Mr. William Henry Drayton, one of the delegates of the State of South Carolina, died last night, and that circumstances required that his remains should he interred this evening, they “Resolved, …

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