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Caleb Haskell Diary – June 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.

June 2nd, Friday. — This morning a man belonging to Haverhill hung himself in a barn. A number of men with artillery went about their business in private.

June 3rd, Saturday. — … Continue reading


Caleb Haskell Diary – May 1775


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

May 5th, 1775. — At Newburyport, enlisted in the American army under the command of Capt. Ezra Lunt.

May 8th, Monday. — This morning our company was called together. We chose our sergeants and corporals. In the afternoon Mr. … Continue reading


A Revolutionary War Privateer Journal


Mill Prison, England is where hundreds of American sailors were held. Extensive research reveals that several men kept nearly day to day journals of their time at Mill. This journal is based on their accounts and is a compilation of their collective experience.

June 18. 1778 Some boys from another ship’s crew made their way back into the prison today … Continue reading


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