Chronology of American Military History: Vol. 1 Independence by John C. Fredriksen

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November 29 Military: A body of American riflemen under Colonel William Woodford, apprised that a large British force under Governor John Murray, Lord Dunmore, is approaching, assumes a strong defensive position at Great Bridge on a bank of the Elizabeth River. In this manner, Woodford hopes he can thwart possible British capture of Suffolk. December 1 Military: General Richard Montgomery departs Montreal with a small force of 330 men, all he can spare, and sails down the St. Lawrence River to Quebec.

He enters into a sharp dispute with that officer after ordering Fort Sullivan, in the harbor, abandoned. Moultrie prevails 1776 38 Chronology of American Military History and goes on to finish constructing and arming that fortification in time to repulse any British attack. It is constructed of two walls of palmetto logs separated by 16 feet of beach sand, mounts 31 cannon, and boasts a garrison of 420 men. June 6 Military: General John Sullivan dispatches General William Thompson and 2,000 Americans from Saint Johns down the St.

October 24–25 Military: British naval forces directed by Governor John Murray, Lord Dunmore, arrives off Norfolk, Virginia, and demand its surrender. However, several units of American riflemen under Colonel William Woodford drive the vessels off, capturing two that run aground. October 25 Military: The Canadian expedition of Colonel Benedict Arnold struggles to surmount a flooded countryside and freezing weather in the vicinity of Dead River. He also loses the 300-man division of Colonel Roger Enos when they vote to return home.

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