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Ballstown, NY attacked.

Oct 12, 1780 Ballstown, NY attacked.

On Oct 6th, Captain John Munro, in command of about 200 Loyalists and Indians, left Major Carleton’s force and marched south along the Schroon River. He hoped to link up with Sir John Johnson’s force and then attack Schenectady. On Oct 11th, Munro learned that Carleton had taken Fort Ann and Fort George and … Continue reading

British Major Carleton captures Fort Ann and Fort George.

Oct 10, 1780 British Major Carleton captures Fort Ann and Fort George.

During the planning of Sir John Johnson’s October raid on the Mohawk Valley, Sir Frederick Haldimand, Governor-General or Quebec Province, felt a diversion was needed to draw off a major portion of the Rebel militia. To that end, Haldimand ordered Major Christopher Carleton to lead a force down … Continue reading

Battle of Kings Mountain

Oct 2, 1780 British Major Andre hanged.

On direct orders of George Washington, Major John Andre is hanged as a spy. This is after the British refuse to exchange him for Benedict Arnold who had gone over to the British side.

Source: Harv Hilowitz, Revolutionary War Chronology and Almanac.

Oct 7, 1780 Battle of King’s Mountain, SC.

As the British … Continue reading

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