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CAPT. DEWEES CONT. – REV. WAR FIFER


I was billeted at a public house near to the Court House which was kept by one Zeigler. I drew my rations and handed them to the family. I lived here (I maystate) at home, for I ate at the table with the family, and was treated as one of the family. Having nothing to do as duty except to … Continue reading


CAPT. DEWEES CONT. – REV. WAR FIFER


I remember when General Arnold was fired after, that I (with other musicians) was engaged in swimming in the Hudson River. Hearing the Orderly at camp beating up the Drummer’s call, we hurried our clothes on, dressing indeed as we ran, and made all the haste we could until we reached the camp. Shortly after our arrival at camp, the … Continue reading


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


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