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Action of 21 July 1781

The action of 21 July 1781[Note 1] was a naval skirmish off the harbour of Spanish River, Cape BretonNova Scotia (present-day Sydney, Nova Scotia), during the War of American Independence. Two light frigates of the French Navy, captained by La Pérouse and Latouche Tréville, engaged a convoy of 18 British ships and their Royal Navy escorts. The French captured two of the British … Continue reading

Battle of Green Spring

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The Battle of Green Spring took place near Green Spring Plantation in James City County, Virginia during the American Revolutionary War. On July 6, 1781 United States Brigadier General “Mad” Anthony Wayne, leading the advance forces of the Marquis de Lafayette, was ambushed near the plantation by the British army of Earl Charles Cornwallis in the last major … Continue reading

Francisco’s Fight

Francisco’s Fight is the name commonly given to an alleged skirmish between a detachment of Tarleton’s Raiders and Peter Francisco, a Continental Army soldier with a long service record, during the American Revolutionary War in July 1781. The skirmish, which is only known to be documented by Francisco, resulted in the death of at least one man and the wounding of several … Continue reading

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