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“A tolerable cannonade ensued”

Here’s yet another contemporaneous account of the capture of British troop transports in Boston harbor in June 1776, this time from the ranking army officer aboard those ships: Lt. Col. Archibald Campbell (shown here).Campbell’s letter to...
From: Boston 1775 on 22 Jul 2015

“Upon which an Engagement began”

Yesterday’s account by a Massachusetts artillerist of a battle with British troop transports in Boston harbor mentioned “a fine privateer Brigt. commanded by Capt. Harding of New Haven.”That brig had actually been commissioned and equipped...
From: Boston 1775 on 21 Jul 2015

The Fight from the Other Side

For the past few days I’ve been quoting an 1835 account written from the perspective of a young British officer captured in Boston harbor in June 1776.That article names “Colonel Crofts” as the American official who took charge of him...
From: Boston 1775 on 20 Jul 2015

Escape from Connecticut?

The further the British officer’s story printed in the United Service Journal in 1835 goes on, the more melodramatic and less credible it becomes. At first the narrative sticks pretty closely to the documented experiences of the officers of the...
From: Boston 1775 on 19 Jul 2015

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