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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


A HISTORY OF CAPTAIN SAMUEL DEWEES – REV. WAR FIFER


FOREWORD

Samuel Dewees. born in 1760 near Reading Pa., was forced to live with Richard Lewis, a tory quaker, when nearly 5. This proved to be a sad time for Sammy as he was treated very cruelly.

He then told of the patriotism in the American colonies and the conflicts leading to the writing of the Declaration of Independence.

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