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Norfolk Abandoned

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. February 6. –The Virginia forces, under Colonel Howe, abandoned Norfolk this morning, after removing the poor inhabitants, with such effects as they could carry along with them, and demolishing the intrenchments, which Lord Dunmore threw up a little before…

Few American Casualties

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. It is wonderful how happily the Americans have been preserved. From Bunker’s Hill fight to the present day, the regulars have fired, on the Cambridge side, about a thousand balls, bombs, and carcases; and, on the Roxbury side, better…

Ethan Allen

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. November 1. –Colonel Allen’s misfortune happened by reason of his not being joined by four hundred men, which, undoubtedly, would have enabled him to have withstood the party that attacked him, they being only three hundred strong. Colonel Allen…