Revolutionary War Author and Historian

by Norm Desmarais

Revolutionary Imprints

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May 10, 1775

Fort Ticonderoga, New York.



near Bonhamtown, New Jersey. Gen. Adam Stephen’s division skirmishes with British 42nd, 71st, and 33rd regiments.

Piscataway, New Jersey. Maj. Gen. Adam Stephen attacks the 42d Highlanders (Black Watch).

Quibbletown (New Market), New Jersey.

The privateer Freedom takes Captain Batson's Two Brothers.



Bristol, Pennsylvania. The British burn several vessels on the Delaware River.

Burlington, New Jersey. The HMS Viper exchanges fire with some Whig cavalry.

Prior's Mill, New Jersey. A party of Whigs comes to Prior's Mill and carries off 2 Negro men taking farm products to market.

The armed schooner Mifflin takes six coasting sloops and schooners.



Portsmouth (Fort Nelson), Virginia.

Closter, New Jersey. Loyalists raid Closter, take Samuel Demarest prisoner, kill his son Cornelius and wound his son Hendrick.

Hackensack, New Jersey.



Woodbridge, New Jersey. 30 Refugees raid Woodbridge and capture Justice Freeman, Mr. Edgar, 6 other whites and 2 Negroes.

Byram River, New York.

The HMS Milford captures the French privateer ship Duc de Coigny.



Camden, South Carolina.

Petersburg, Virginia.

Orangeburgh, South Carolina.


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