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CAPT. DEWEES CONT. – REV. WAR FIFER


There was a challenge given to box upon the part of one bully, and accepted upon the part of another. The combatants were James Reed of the 1st Brigade and Andrew Travis of the 2nd Brigade. They fought by permission of their officers.

They met upon a flat piece of ground below the forts. They chose their seconds and judges … Continue reading


CAPT. DEWEES CONT. – REV. WAR FIFER


From Van Zandt’s I was detached for a time to Washington’s camp not far fromStoney Point. At this time (about the 1st of July 1779) an expedition was fitted out against Stoney Point, a strongly fortified post on the Hudson River. This expedition was entrusted to the brave General Anthony Wayne.

I was one of the musicians attached to … Continue reading


CAPT. DEWEES CONT. – REV. WAR FIFER


After retreating to Princeton from Philadelphia we did not lie long at that place. From Princeton we went to Bethlehem. Northampton County, Pa. Whilst we laid at Bethlehem I went frequently to the Nunnery which was used as a hospital to see the surgeons dressing the wounds of the wounded soldiers. Among the number I remember seeing two soldiers, … Continue reading


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