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Lincoln, Rufus (1751-1838) Revolutionary War Officer's Journal

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08007 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Rufus (1751-1838) Place Written: s.l. Type: Diary Date: 1776-1780 Pagination: 20 x 16.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Early battles, including the battles of Brooklyn, Long Island, White Plains, The Crossing of the Delaware, Brandywine, Gerrmantown, Fort Ticonderoga, Saratoga, etc. Entries from 6/28//1776 to 10/17/1777 (45 pages) with several charts at the end (33 pages), with entries from 1776 to Lincoln's Discharge in 1783. This was written by Lincoln after the war, but contains a very significant and unusually complete wartime record.

People: Lincoln, Rufus

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistorySoldier's DiaryBattle of Fort TiconderogaFortificationFort TiconderogaBattle of GermantownBattle of Long Island (Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights)Battle of White PlainsBattle of Saratoga

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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