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Markoe to Oswald: Fort Lee Taken

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859.

Yesterday, a party of the British army landed near Dobb’s ferry, and soon after took possession of Fort Lee. On the appearance of our troops, the rebels fled like scared rabbits, and in a few moments after we reached the hill near their intrenchments, not a rascal of them could be seen. They have left some poor pork, a few greasy proclamations, and some of that scoundrel Common Sense man’s letters, which we can read at our leisure, now that we have got one of the “impregnable redoubts” of Mr. Washington’s to quarter in. * * * * We intend to push on after the long-faces in a few days.1


1 Markoe to Oswald.

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