TL;DR -- Everyone in the U.S. knows of the crossing of the Delaware, at least by name. Some of the details may suffer, but the internet provides the means (if things are done right) to fill in as necessary. The New England Historical Society wrote of Moylan and the "United States of America" in a recent feed. We see that Washington had told Moylan to work with Glover. That latter name means something. The first two of a series of military articles in the Massachusetts Magazine dealt with Col. Glover's regiment. In these articles, the regiment, its officers and campaigns are covered. The officers have a little of their history mentioned which information is of interest to family researchers. By the time of the Christmas Eve crossing, Gen. Glover was there with his men who were boat handlers. One of their accomplishments had been to 'privateer' British vessels. In doing so, got nine.
Col. Glover has been mentioned three times in posts of this blog:
- Massachusetts Magazine (May 28, 2014) - this is when we first ran into Dr. Frank's magazine, TMM.
- Research examples (Jun 7, 2015) - we had seen a book, Embattled farmers, about revolutionary soldiers and listed the military articles in all of the issues in the first two volumes of TMM.
- TMM, Vols. I and II (Jul 1, 2015) - we provided links to the Table of Contents for all of the issues of all of the volumes of TMM.
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