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February 14, 1776

Nook's Hill/Dorchester Neck, Massachusetts. British surprise an American guard post.



The Reprisal captures a ship.

The Reprisal captures the snow Falmouth Packet and three brigs.

The sloop Providence takes a large British armed schooner

A British tender runs aground and is blown up.

HM Frigate Unicorn retakes the ship Thomas.



outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Crown privateer schooner Active captures an unknown brig or ship and dispatches.



Cherokee Ford, South Carolina.

Kettle Creek, Georgia.

Augusta, Georgia.



The letter of marque Lady Parker engages two French sloops.



Georgetown, South Carolina.



by Norm Desmarais

Recent Articles

The French Landing Site in Newport. Online Journal of Rhode Island History. January 26, 2017.


Rochambeau’s Arrest.  Journal of the American Revolution. November 15, 2016. https://allthingsliberty.com/2016/11/rochambeaus-arrest/



The French Soldiers Commemorated at the North Burial Ground in Providence. Online Journal of Rhode Island History. Oct. 15, 2015.


Russia and the American War for Independence. Journal of the American Revolution. Sept. 14, 2015



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