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The Storming of Stony Point

In their ragged regimentals Stood the old Continentals, Yielding not, When the grenadiers were lunging, And like hail fell the plunging Cannon-shot; When the files Of the isles From the smoky night encampment bore the banner of the rampant Unicorn, And grummer, grummer, grummer, rolled the roll of the drummer, Through the morn! Then with…

The Storming of Stony Point

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Nothing can exceed the spirit and intrepidity of our brave countrymen in storming and carrying the British fortress at Stony Point. It demonstrates that the Americans have soldiers equal to any in the world; and that they can attack…

British Account of Stony Point

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. We are informed that a large detachment of the rebel army, commanded by Mr. Wayne, last Friday morning, about one o’clock, attacked the fort at Stony Point, on the Hudson River, garrisoned by the 17th regiment, two companies of…