United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: https://lccn.loc.gov/sh85140139
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Materials related to Bicentennial celebrations throughout America and pamphlets concerning the American Revolution.
Overview Typed transcript of a history written from memory by Dale for his grandson, Edward, and includes family history and stories from the American Revolutionary War.
Dates: 1851 May 19
Overview This collection contains legal and financial documents related to two African American Revolutionary War soldiers from Connecticut, Cash Palatine and Liverpool Wadsworth.
Dates: 1781 - 1789
Scope and Contents One sixteen page draft letter written by General Philip Schuyler to be sent to General George Washington. The final version sent to George Washington in the George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress is dated May 28, 1780. The text of this draft closely resembles that of the final version. A note on the backside of the final page, in a second handwriting, remarks on the provenance of the letter. Schuyler replies to a request from George Washington for his opinion on strategy during the...
Overview This collection comprises documents related to Captain Jesse Smith, his son, and his grandson, both named Jesse Smith. Captain Jesse Smith had a long Revolutionary War service record. At the end of the war, he was a member of Washington's headquarters guard and escort. This collection contains his official Revolutionary War record and his obituary. Also, this collection comprises service records from his son and grandson's naval careers and original family letters.
Dates: 1775 - 1897
Collection — Box 1758: 
Abstract Manuscript of Bethea's and Austin's book about this Revolutionary War soldier and his family. The book was published in 1978.
Dates: circa 1978
Scope and Contents One letter from Alexander Scammell (1741-1781) to his brother describing some of the events of the Battle of Monmouth during the American Revolutionary War. This two-page letter was written in approximately June 1778.
Overview Proposals for reorganizing the Continental Army
File — Box 4256.001: , Folder: 1
Scope and Contents This file contains a single letter from Quartermaster General Timothy Pickering to New York Governor George Clinton (1739-1812) concerning the disposition of property on which the British Army had erected barracks and other structures during its occupation of New York City from 1776 to 1783. Pickering argued that claims for compensation by the previous owners were inadmissible, since they were hardly the only property owners to suffer damages at the hands of the British. The file also includes...
Dates: 1783 December 1
View of Charles Town from on board the Bristol Commodore Sir Peter Parker Kn,,t &c. &c. taken in Five Fathom / Hole the day after the Attack upon Fort Sulivan by the Commodore & his Squadron, which Action continued 9 hours & 40 minutes
Content Description One print titled, “A [North West by North] View of Charles Town from on board the Bristol Commodore Sir Peter Parker Kn,,t &c. &c. taken in Five Fathom / Hole the day after the Attack upon Fort Sulivan by the Commodore & his Squadron, which Action continued 9 hours & 40 minutes.”, documents an attempt by the British to capture the city of Charleston in the Battle of Sullivan’s Island in 1776, but American forces were able to defend the port city. The print is dedicated to...
Found in: The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections / View of Charles Town from on board the Bristol Commodore Sir Peter Parker Kn,,t &c. &c. taken in Five Fathom / Hole the day after the Attack upon Fort Sulivan by the Commodore & his Squadron, which Action continued 9 hours & 40 minutes