Colonel Alexander Scammel

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Scammel is dead:—When the good man, the just, the generous, and the brave, and one who has from a sense of duty, founded in the reflection of a virtuous and enlightened mind, and hi defence of his country’s freedom, …

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Cornwallis’ Report of the Siege of Yorktown

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 20.—This morning, Cornwallis, in a letter to Sir Henry Clinton, gives the following account of the siege, which terminated yesterday in his surrender to the allied forces of France and America:—”I never saw Yorktown in any favorable light, …

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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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Andre Sentenced to be Hung

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 1.—Yesterday the board of general officers appointed by General Washington for the trial of the unfortunate Major Andre, having fully considered the facts belonging to his case, reported that he “ought to be considered as a spy from …

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Beelzebub to General Arnold

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. A correspondent, in a letter to the printer of the Pennsylvania Packet, referring to the foregoing, says:—”I was sorry to see that in your last paper, giving an account of the funeral of Benedict Arnold, you take but little …

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