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Colonel Ballendine Hanged

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. March 5.—This day was hanged at Charleston, South Carolina, Colonel Hamilton Ballendine, for making drafts of the town and fortifications. He was taken by a picket guard which General Lincoln had sent out to Stono, as he was making…

Dorchester Heights Taken

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. March 9. –Last Saturday night [March 2], the artillery at the fortresses of Cobble Hill and Lechmere’s Point, below Cambridge, and at Lamb’s dam in Roxbury, bombarded and cannonaded the town. The following night, the same was continued with…