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Sarah Osborn Recollections – Part 2


This account comes from a deposition Sarah filed in 1837, at the age of eighty-one, as part of a claim under the first pension act for Revolutionary war veterans and their widows. Part 1 ended as the British surrendered at Yorktown. ….The drums continued beating, and all at once the officers hurrahed and swung their hats, and I asked them, … Continue reading


Sarah Osborn Recollections – Part 1


Women participated actively in a variety of ways during the War for Independence; some even traveled with the Patriot army. Sarah Osborn was a servant in a blacksmith’s household in Albany, New York, when she met and married Aaron Osborn, a blacksmith and Revolutionary war veteran, in 1780. When he re-enlisted as a commissary sergeant without informing her, Sarah agreed … Continue reading


Caleb Haskell Diary – July 1775


The following is a continuation of the Caleb Haskell diary.

Caleb Haskell (born July 1, 1754 – died January 12, 1829) was a fifer from Newburyport, Massachusetts.

July 1st, Saturday. — This morning, about 2 am, a hot firing began on both sides at Roxbury, which lasted four hours. We were alarmed on Prospect Hill. Two ships arrived at … Continue reading


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