United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
Found in 41 Collections and/or Records:
Photocopy, 1761-1782, of a memorandum book used by John Littlefield, of Wells, Maine which mentions The Stamp Act, Boston Tea Party, resolves of the Wells, Maine Committee; and notations concerning soldiers. It was later used, 1790-1823 and 1845, for recipes for various medicines, legal forms, and Littlefield family records.
Accounts and a signed check, 1832-1842, of Francis Scott Key. Papers also include a letter, 22 August 1779, from Levin Handy, Paramus, N. J. to George Handy, Snow Hill, Md. describing the battle of Paulus Hook, N.J.; and notes, n.d., concerning the Revolutionary War claim of [?] Cazeau.
Letter from Richard Henry Lee, Philadelphia, PA to John Page, Williamsburg about the arrival of a French squadron, plans to defeat the English navy, the French minister's audience before Congress, a court-martial and anticipated news from Spain that she "has acceeded [sic] to our alliance and acknowledged our independence." July 25, 1778.
Copies and abstracts of declarations, 1813-1839, of military service in the American Revolution from Albemarle, Amherst, Bath, Greenbrier, Louisa, and Prince Edward counties, Va., Fredericksburg, Va., and Pocahontas County, Virginia [West Virginia]. The volume includes a biographical sketch of Major John Brown of Bath County, Virginia.
Papers, ca. 1824-1983, relating to Yorktown, Va. Includes articles concerning Yorktown; materials relating to the surrender of Cornwallis and to the celebrations [1824, 1881, 1930-1937 and 1981], documents concerning Yorktown National Military Park [now Colonial National Historical Park] and the Navy Mine Depot [now Naval Weapons Station].
Group A; Papers of Moses Myers, and his sons Samuel Myers (1790-1829) lawyer in Norfolk and Pensacola, Fla. and John Myers (1787-1830) merchant of Norfolk. Includes papers of Barton Myers (1853-1927), mayor of Norfolk, Va. and his family.
Fragment of a diary, 1777, kept by Philip Slaughter probably while serving in the 11th Virginia Regiment which concerns the campaign in Pennsylvania. The diary mentions John Marshall and also includes Slaughter's account for 1837.
Diary of Philip Slaughter, 1807-1816, in Swem Library’s microforms area, 1 reel, call number HD1471 .U5 R43.