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The Expedition to Danbury

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. A “royal attack and feat,” under the command of General Tryon, to destroy the stores of beef, pork, and rum. SCENE. –NEW YORK. Without wit, without wisdom, half stupid and drunk, And rolling along arm in arm with his…

Skirmish on York Island

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. November 9. –Hitherto the achievements of our little army on York Island have been extremely fortunate. The genius that presides there seems to be of the enterprising kind. Last campaign it was thought a matter of great hardihood and…