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Sea Fight off New Jersey

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 10.—On Thursday last, (6th,) the brig Admiral Rodney, of sixteen carriage-guns and eighty-three men, commanded by Captain Daniel Moore, sailed from Sandy Hook on a cruise, and on Saturday, (8th,) in latitude 39° 26′, longitude 74°, fell in…

British Account of the Burning of Fairfield

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. A British writer gives the following account of the burning of Fairfield:—”About five o’clock in the afternoon [July 8] the British troops landed about a mile and a half west of the fort at Fairfield. One division, consisting of…

Skirmish on Roxbury Neck

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 9. –Yesterday morning, about half-past two o’clock, we were called up and informed that the regulars had attacked the lines at Roxbury. We heard distinctly the firing of small arms and artillery on Roxbury Neck, and soon discovered…