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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

Battle of Lexington (2 Views)

British View

To the best of my recollection about 4 o’clock in the morning being the 19th of April, the five front companies were ordered to load, which they did.” It was at Lexington when we saw one of their companies drawn up in regular order. Major Pitcairn of the Marines second in command called them to disperse, but their … Continue reading

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