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  • Subject is exactly "United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783."

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A song, composed by the British soldiers, after the fight at Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775. Dated between 1875 and 1880. This song in twelve stanzas was written by an unknown British author and commemorates the Battle of Bunker Hill and the British…

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In this document, Governor John Hancock commissions Abel Chapin as First Lieutenant of the 1st Hampshire County Regiment, 8th Massachusetts. Signed by John Hancock, Governor and Commander and Chief in and over the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and…

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This letter from Connecticut Colonel Nathaniel Terry to Captains Grant and Barber directs both men to send a detachment of men to New London, Connecticut. Written while at Enfield, Connecticut, and dated September 8, 1781.

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Document signed by Jonathan Harrington, the last surviving participant of the Battle of Lexington. Contains a statement written that details Harrington's experience. Harrington was the nephew of Captain John Parker, commander of the Lexington…

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A muster roll for American Revolutionary War Captain Samuel Leighton's Company in the 30th Regiment of Foot. Dated September 12, 1775.

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This report from Fort No. 2 (Dorchester, Massachusetts) by Revolutionary War Lieutenant Daniel Wheelwright provides an account of events to the officer of the day.

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Document issued by the Council of the Massachusetts-Bay appointing Micah Chapman a captain in the Second Company of Militia, First Regiment, for the town of Yarmouth, Massachusetts.

Dated April 20, 1776, and signed by Perez Morton in his capacity…

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Document issued by the Council of the Massachusetts-Bay appointing Micah Chapman as captain in the Second Company of Militia, First Regiment, for the town of Yarmouth, Massachusetts.

Dated August 13, 1775, and signed by Perez Morton in his…

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Document, dated July 1, 1781, appointing Micah Chapman as "Captain of the Sixth Company in the first Regiment of Militia in the County of Barnstable whereof Enoch Hallet, Esqr is Colonel."

Signed by John Hancock in his capacity as Governor and…

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A letter from Sergeant Eliakim Libby of the Continental Army (Colonel Edmund Phinney's 31st Regiment of Foot) to his wife, Mehitable Cummings Libby, and child. Dated December 1, 1775 at Cambridge, Massachusetts. Libby expresses his longing for his…