1776 Newspaper American Revolution Battle Of Long Island Charleston Black Troops
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1776 Newspaper American Revolution Battle Of Long Island Charleston Black Troops:
The Battle of Long Island; British defeat at Charleston, South Carolina; the capture of "Major Cudgjo, chief Æthiopian Commander of Lord Kidnapper (Dunmore's) Regiment of Blacks."(American Revolution) The Thursday, 12 September 1776 issue of The New-England Chronicle (Boston: Printed by Powars and Willis), 4pp. 385 x 250 mm. (15 x 10 in.).The issue features news from New York reporting on Washington's evacuation from Brooklyn following the Battle of Long Island): "NEW-HAVEN, September 4. By Advice of a Council of War, last Thursday Night and Friday Morning, the whole of our army then on Long-Island, returned to New-York, and brought off, it is said, all their Camp, Equipage, Cannon, Stores, &c. Their Return was conducted with such Secrecy, that it was not discovered by the Enemy 'till all our Army and Baggage were got over, and only three Persons, who left the island last in a Bateau, fell into their Hands——Saturday and Sunday, our troops on Governor's-Island and Red-Hook, evacuated our Fortifications there, and brought off their Cannon, &c. notwithstanding a very heavy fire from the enemy on Long-Island, in which we lost some men… Since our Troops have evacuated Long0Island, the Tories and Regulars treat the Friends to their Country with the greatest severity—Colonel Woodhull, late President of the New York Congress, for refusing to give up his side Arms, was wounded on the Head with a cutlass, and had a Bayonet thrust through his Arm… Our Loss in the Battle on the 27th Ult. remains yet uncertain, the Calculations being from 600 to 1000…" The issue also includes a letter from a soldier (likely a Marylander) describing the American retreat through Gowanas Creek: "Day-Break, Sept. 4. '… a great number of both officers and men are killed and missing. We retreated through a very heavy fire, and escaped by swimming over a river, or creek rather, my height was of service to me, as I touched [bottom] almost all the way. Numbers of men got drwon'd. I have lost no officer and but a few men. Capt. Veazey and Lieut.. Butler fell early in the engagement…'" In another report, we learn a commander of a regiment of freed slaves had been captured: "Among the Prisoners lately taken at Long-Island is Major Cudgjo, chief Æthiopian Commander of Lord Kidnapper (Dunmore's) Regiment of Blacks." Also of interest is an advertisement for a missing woman, "Miss Eleanor Sadler (who left Boston the ever memorable 19th April, 1775) … She is supposed to be in some Part of Connecticut..."The issue also has news of the British defeat at Charleston, South Carolina, news from Canada, ads for Timothy Pickering's An easy Plan of discipline for a Militia, and much more. Expected wear and folds with separations along spines, light dampstains, minor marginal chips and minor soiling, else very good condition overall. (EXA 4694)Please see our other sales and check back each week for more materialFind more fine historical Americana on our website. Visit our "about me" page for more information.Terms and Conditions of SaleAll payments are due within 10 days of sale close. buyers who default on sales will be blocked from further offerding. We accept Paypal. Please contact us for payment methods for pay on pickup. New York residents will be charged applicable sales tax unless we have a valid and current resale number on file.We endeavor to provide the fullest most accurate descriptions possible but offer a full money-back guarantee (less postage and PayPal fees) on any single-item lot if not as represented for fourteen days. After that point the sale has concluded. Group lots are sold "as is" and cannot be returned unless truly misrepresented. ShippingDomestic: All domestic shipments are sent via the United States Postal Service and are sent by first class or media mail where applicable and is available for the price quoted. When purchasing multiple items, we will recalculate shipping to reflect combined shipments. International: All international shipments are normally sent via first class air mail at the price quoted. Those wishing further security for their international shipments can request other services and will be re-invoiced accordingly. Please note that normal handling time prior to shipment is between one and five days of receipt of payment.All packages mailed by Extant Americana to non-U.S. addresses will be marked as merchandise and declared at full value for customs purposes with our invoice enclosed in the package. Please do not ask us to alter this information customs purposes, it is against U.S. law for us to oblige your request.Feel free to email us with any questions you may have! Thank you!
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