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October 10, 1775

Beverly, Massachusetts. HMS Nautilus fires on citizens and militiamen and receives fire from U.S. privateer Hannah.

Salem Massachusetts privateer captures a brig.

 

1776

Rhode Island privateer sloops Montgomery and Eagle capture the schooner Property.

Five prize ships arrive.

 

1777

Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania. Exchange of fire with British batteries on Carpenter's Island.

A tender belonging to the HM Armed Brig Halifax takes the sloop Mary-Anne.

 

1778

The privateer Rover captures a Spanish brig.

The privateer Prince of Wales captures Captain Clark’s vessel.

The privateer Beazely captures three homeward-bound French West Indiamen.

A French man-of-war retakes the Aquilon.

 

1779

Sandy Point, Penobscot River, Maine. Local militiamen repulse a party of British troops and Loyalists.

Amboy, New Jersey. Local militiamen surprise a British foraging party and drive them off with only small part of their booty.

 

1780

Fort Edward, New York.

Fort Anne, New York.

The New York privateer Harlequin is captured.

 

1781

Fort Slongo/Threadwell's Neck (Treadwell's), New York.

Yorktown, Virginia. American shore batteries set fire to 3 British ships.

The HMS Chatham recaptures the schooner Two Friends.

Captain Thomas Parks retakes the schooner.

The Massachusetts privateer Pilgrim captures a 300-ton ship.

The Loyalist privateer Goodrich attacks the Whig ship St. James.

Loyalists capture a schooner.

 

1782

James Island, South Carolina.

 

by Norm Desmarais

Recent Articles

The French Landing Site in Newport. Online Journal of Rhode Island History. January 26, 2017.
http://smallstatebighistory.com/identifying-french-landing-site-newport/

 

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.
http://smallstatebighistory.com/the-french-soldiers-commemorated-at-the-north-burial-ground-in-providence/

 

Russia and the American War for Independence. Journal of the American Revolution. Sept. 14, 2015
http://allthingsliberty.com/2015/09/russia-and-the-american-war-for-independence/

 

 

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