Revolutionary Imprints. Norman Desmarais, Revolutionary War author and historian

Revolutionary Imprints

Norman Desmarais, Revolutionary War author and historian


This Week in History

July 4,


New York, New York.

Elizabethtown Point, New Jersey. A British armed sloop is attacked by American cannon and sunk.

at sea near Sandy Hook, New Jersey. 500 Whigs with 2 brass pieces attack Sandy Hook lighthouse.

Elizabethtown, New Jersey.



Norwalk Island, Connecticut. HMS Halifax is fired on by Whig cannon while stuck on a rock.

Phillipsburg, New York.

Boonesborough, Kentucky.

Massachusetts privateer schooner Warren captures the brig Elizabeth.

HM Brig Tender Stanley and HM Schooner Tender Delaware take John Ellis’s schooner Polly, the sloop Sally, the brig Sally, the brig Hero, the sloop Jenny and the sloop Liberty and scuttle or burn the sloop Mary and the sloop Polly.



Fort Kaskaskia, Illinois.

The French frigate Engageante captures the privateer Rose.



The French make a feint on the western side of Hospital Hill and capture St. Kitts.

The letter of marque brig Hibernia engages the cutter Revenge.

Some of the crew mutiny and take the privateer schooner Black Snake.

Eight privateers take four prizes.



The HMS Galatea retakes the New York privateer schooner Restoration.

The Duc de Bourgogne captures an English vessel.



The British privateer Lion captures a Whig vessel.

A Whig whaleboat attempts to land but is repulsed.

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