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United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 94 Collections and/or Records:

A chorographical map, of the country, round Philadelphia : carte particuliere, des environs de Philadelphie, 1780-1789?

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 8, Section: 4
Identifier: 2019-SC-034-057
Description

Shows "Genl. Howe's track" from Elk River to Philadelphia, "Genl. Washington's track," and "Grand American Winter Camp, Jan. 1778" at Valley Forge. Shows most of New Jersey and parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. BPL

Dates: 1780-1789?

A map of South Carolina and a part of Georgia : containing the whole sea-coast; all the islands, inlets, rivers, creeks, parishes, townships, boroughs, roads, and bridges; as also, several plantations, with their proper boundary-lines, their names, and the names of their proprietors, 1757

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 6, Section: 4
Identifier: 2019-SC-034-008
Description

Includes indexes of propietors of land in South Carolina and Georgia. Decorative title cartouche depicting vegetation, manufactured products, and workers. "To the Right Honourable George Dunk, Earl of Halifax ..."

Dates: 1757

A plan of Boston, and its environs : shewing the true situation of His Majesty's army, and also those of the rebels, 1776

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 6, Section: 1
Identifier: 2020-IL-001-169
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection contains approximately 300 rare printed maps, unique manuscript maps, and published texts collected by Richard H. Brown, which pertain to the American Revolutionary War era.

Dates: 1776

A plan of the attack of Fort Sulivan, near Charles Town in South Carolina : by a squadron of His Majesty's ships, on the 28th of June 1776, with the disposition of the King's land forces, and the encampments and entrenchments of the rebels from the drawings made on the spot, 1776

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 8, Section: 4
Identifier: 2019-SC-034-018
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection contains approximately 300 rare printed maps, unique manuscript maps, and published texts collected by Richard H. Brown, which pertain to the American Revolutionary War era.

Dates: 1776

A plan of the surprise of Stoney Point, by a detachment of the American army commanded by Brigr. Genl. Wayne, on the 15th July 1779 : also of the works erected on Verplanks Point, for the defence of Kings Ferry, by the British forces in July, 1779, 1784

 Item — Closed Stacks, Drawer: 32
Identifier: 2020-IL-001-091
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection contains approximately 300 rare printed maps, unique manuscript maps, and published texts collected by Richard H. Brown, which pertain to the American Revolutionary War era.

Dates: 1784

A sketch of the action between the British forces and the American provincials, on the heights of the peninsula of Charlestown, the 17th of June 1775, 1775

 Item
Identifier: 2019-SC-034-013
Description This map and battle plan immortalized what came to be known as the Battle of Bunker Hill. The alphabetic key identifies British regiments and ships and narrates their actions. The plan also shows earthworks held by the Colonial troops. This detailed plan was published in London only five days after news of the battle itself reached England. Given the haste with which it was prepared, its geographic vagueness in the rendering of Charlestown is less surprising than its overall accuracy and...
Dates: 1775

A Song composed by British soldiers, after the battle at Bunker-Hill, on the 17th day of June, 1775, 1775

 Item — Closed Stacks, Drawer: 33
Identifier: 2020-IL-001-213x
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection contains approximately 300 rare printed maps, unique manuscript maps, and published texts collected by Richard H. Brown, which pertain to the American Revolutionary War era.

Dates: 1775

A view of New Castle with the fort and light house on the entrance of Piscataqua River, 1780

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 6, Section: 3
Identifier: 2020-IL-001-066
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection contains approximately 300 rare printed maps, unique manuscript maps, and published texts collected by Richard H. Brown, which pertain to the American Revolutionary War era.

Dates: 1780

An accurate map of the country round Boston in New England from the best authorities, 1776

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 4, Section: 1
Identifier: 2020-IL-001-162
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection contains approximately 300 rare printed maps, unique manuscript maps, and published texts collected by Richard H. Brown, which pertain to the American Revolutionary War era.

Dates: 1776

Carte de l'affaire de Montmouth, ou le Général Washington commandon l'armée Americaine, et le Général Clinton l'armée Angloise le 28 Juin 1778, 1778

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 5, Section: 4
Identifier: 2020-IL-001-061
Description Michel Capitaine du Chesnoy, the Marquis de Lafayette's map maker, drew this map following the Battle of Monmouth Court House in northeastern New Jersey. After confusion surrounding the Continental Army's orders, the soldiers prevented the British troops from advancing. The battle occurred on a hot June day and hundreds of soldiers died of heatstroke. Women, who came to be referred to collectively as “Molly Pitcher,” supported the American troops by bringing water to cool the men and their...
Dates: 1778

Carte de l'Amérique Septle. pour servir à l'intelligence de la guerre entre les Anglois et les insurgents, 1777

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 8, Section: 1
Identifier: 2020-IL-001-043
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection contains approximately 300 rare printed maps, unique manuscript maps, and published texts collected by Richard H. Brown, which pertain to the American Revolutionary War era.

Dates: 1777

Carte des Etats-Unis de l'Amerique suivant le Traité de Paix de 1783, 1784

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 7, Section: 1
Identifier: 2020-IL-001-110
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection contains approximately 300 rare printed maps, unique manuscript maps, and published texts collected by Richard H. Brown, which pertain to the American Revolutionary War era.

Dates: 1784

Carte du port et havre de Boston avec les côtes adjacentes, dans laquel on a tracée les camps et les retranchemens occupé, tant par les Anglois que par les Américains, 1776

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 7, Section: 1
Identifier: 2020-IL-001-044
Description Highlighted on this fine topographic map of Boston and vicinity are the British and American troops. The American troops are colored red -- the first corps in Cambridge, the second corps opposite Charlestown neck, and the third corps near Roxbury. Among the many strategic topographic features so excellently rendered on this map is Dorchester Heights, which appears devoid of British defensive forces. This serious tactical error was ultimately recognized by General Washington, who occupied the...
Dates: 1776

Catalogue des cartes de Sr. LeRouge, Ingenieur et Geographe du Roy, 1778-1780

 Item — Closed Stacks, Drawer: 33
Identifier: 2020-IL-001-194x
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection contains approximately 300 rare printed maps, unique manuscript maps, and published texts collected by Richard H. Brown, which pertain to the American Revolutionary War era.

Dates: 1778-1780

Charlestown ; [with] Nachricht von der belagerung und einnahme der stadt und hafens Charlestown in America, 1780

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 4, Section: 5
Identifier: 2020-IL-001-067
Description

German woodcut of the siege of Charleston, South Carolina in May 1780. The depiction of Charleston is imaginary. Donnhaeuser lacked a view of Charleston so he modified a pre-existing view of an unidentified German city to show the siege. Text describing the siege on verso, titled Nachricht von der belagerung und einnahme der stadt und hafens Charlestown in America.

Dates: 1780

Commission, Benedict Arnold as Major General, 1777 May 2

 Item — Box 5, Folder: 1777.05.02
Identifier: RM-1035; MS-5670
Scope and Contents

D.S. 1 page. Commission for Benedict Arnold to serve as Major General, signed by John Hancock.

Dates: 1777 May 2

Document, Barras to Destouches, 1781 June 24

 Item — Box 7, Folder: 1781.06.24
Identifier: 2021-SC-003-004
Scope and Contents

Barras writes a letter to Destouches authorizing him to take "Le Neptune, L'Eveille and Le Romulus" to cover the arrival of a convoy from Boston that was escorting two frigates to Newport: "For this purpose he will cross between Rhode Island and Martha's Vineyard, being sure as much as possible to preserve the facility of entering Rhode Island if the enemy were to present themselves in superior force".

Dates: 1781 June 24

Document, Complainant Robert Treat Paine on behalf of the State of Massachusetts vs. Margaret Draper, 1780 July 2

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 31
Identifier: 2021-SC-004-031
Scope and Contents Attorney General for the State of Massachusetts, Robert Treat Paine, signer of the Declaration of Independence, files a complaint against the respondent Margaret Draper, as she "levied war, and conspired to levy War against the Government and people of this Province, Colony, and State; and then and there adhered to the King of Great Britain, his fleets and armies, enemies of the said Province, Colony, and State; and then and there did give them aid and comfort". Partially printed document,...
Dates: 1780 July 2

Document, Discharge Certificate for Caleb Legg by Paul Revere, 1779 April 24

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 33
Identifier: 2021-SC-004-033
Scope and Contents

Paul Revere writes a discharge certificate for Caleb Legg. Autograph document, signed. 1 page.

Dates: 1779 April 24

Document, Washington's taxable accounts during the Revolutionary War, 1777-1787

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 1777.00.00
Identifier: RM-1094; MS-5763-5765
Scope and Contents

Partially printed assessments of George Washington's accounts primarily during the Revolutionary War.

Dates: 1777-1787

Enlistment Form, 1776 January 26

 Item — Box 5, Folder: 1776.01.26
Identifier: RM-935; MS-5476
Scope and Contents

D.S. 1 page. 25 men signed or made their X to enroll for 3 months of service in the "American Army." Document signed, partially printed.

Dates: 1776 January 26

Enlistment form, 1775 October

 Item — Box 4, Folder: 1775.10.00
Identifier: RM-1019; MS-5646
Scope and Contents

D.S. List of 21 names of soldiers enlisting in the Continental Army for 1 year. Scituate, Massachusetts.

Dates: 1775 October

Enlistment form, 1779 June 9

 Item — Box 6, Folder: 1779.06.09
Identifier: RM-1082; MS-5738
Scope and Contents

D. 3 pages. Enlistment form. Descriptive list of 100 recruits from Massachusetts Bay enrolled in Continental Army for nine months. It lists hometown, country, age, stature, complexion, and time of arrival. Two men stand out: Charles Ralf, an Indian and Cato Brewer, a "Negro".

Dates: 1779 June 9

Le Cte. d'Estaing laisse deux vaisseaux et trois frégates de son escadre à la poursuite de la frégate Anglaise la Mairmaide, et va mouiller avec le surplus dans la Delaware, la Mairmaide perdant tout espoir d'echaper se jette à la Côte ou elle s'echoue et voit tomber tous ses Mats. le 8 Juillet 1778, approximately 1778

 Item — Closed Stacks, Drawer: 33
Identifier: 2019-SC-034-058
Description

The original wash drawing displayed here was executed by marine painter Pierre Ozanne in 1778. This work was produced during the French naval campaign in America by Ozanne who witnessed the action at the entrance of the Delaware River on July 8, 1778. This battle is considered as the first naval event between the French and the English fleet of that campaign on the American coast.



Dates: approximately 1778

Letter, Alexander Hamilton to John Fitzgerald, 1783 June 10

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 14
Identifier: 2021-SC-004-014
Scope and Contents Alexander Hamilton writes to Colonel John Fitzgerald, while he waits for the Treaty of Paris to arrive. He writes "The enclosed letter is for Mr. Bowman who married Mrs. Cattle. I am told he is at Alexandria which makes me trouble you with the letter. Should he have left that place for South Carolina, I will thank you to forward it to him. No definitive treaty yet arrived nor any thing else of importance new. I write in Congress..." A cessation of hostilities had been proclaimed by the...
Dates: 1783 June 10

Letter, Commercial Committee of Congress to Thomas Mumford, 1779 September 10

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: 2021-SC-004-007
Scope and Contents Letter from Commercial Committee of Congress, Francis Lewis, James Searle, and John Fell, to Thomas Mumford. Francis Lewis is a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Letter is requesting gunpowder for American Independence, "...This committee have lodged monies in the hands of the agents at St.Eustatia to procure powder... If therefore you will enclose us your order on Messrs. Milner and Haynes for the remainder for the fifty tons of powder they had contracted to deliver, our agents...
Dates: 1779 September 10

Letter, from Charles Gordon, 1777 May 12

 Item — Box 18, Folder: 1777.03.12
Identifier: A-366.30
Scope and Contents

Appeal by British prisoner of war to be exchanged or parolled for a few days to see his brother who has come from England on family business.

Dates: 1777 May 12