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General Greene – The Southern Army

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 17.—A correspondent at Salisbury, in North Carolina, thus refers to the commander of the southern army:— “Future ages will celebrate the name of that illustrious hero, who, by his activity and superior military talents, has, for more than…

Frances Marion, Personal Correspondence, 1780

Gen. Lincoln to Lieut. Col. Marion, at Sheldon. Head Quarters, Charleston, Jan. 31, 1780. Sir,The state of affairs is such as to make it necessary that we draw our force to a point as much and as soon as possible. No troops will be kept in the field except two hundred light infantry and the…

The Number Seven

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 15.—The number seven, which signifies fulness or perfection, from various passages of scripture, appears to point out events interesting and important. But noth­ing of this kind is more extraordinary than what is afforded to us in the course…