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CAPT. DEWEES CONT. – REV. WAR FIFER


After our arrival at West Point, which was perhaps sometime in June, 1780, several expeditions were made for various purposes. I recollect that when we encamped out for sometime when on one expedition, General Washington led the army in person.

Washington was not always to be seen (like to many of the other officers of the army) crossing our pathways … Continue reading


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


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