Long Island - Revolution, 1775-1783

History - Revolution, 1775-1783
                 See also  Hollywood and History in AMC's TURN:  Washington's Spies web page
                 See also  New York State - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 web page
                 See also under  web pages on the history of  L.I. counties, towns, cities, villages, and outer islands  

--  General

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  • Sobel, Robert.  "Long Island in 1775:  The Nation's 200th Birthday is an Occasion for Looking Back to a Time When the Island was a Place of Abundance for Farmers and Fishermen" (Bicentennial Backgrounder). Newsday, June 29, 1975:  pp. LI 4-5, 11. 

--  Archives

  • Perry, Diane.  "1776 Treasures."  Suffolk County Historical Society.  Register, 2(2):  pp. 9-10.

--  Biography
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  • "Heroes of the American Revolution:  Long Island Fighters for Freedom."  Newsday, August 24, 1960:  p. 1C.
  • Metcalf, Reginald, Sr.  "Major Jesse Brush (1752-1800):  Patriot of the American Revolution"  (Huntington Historical Society).  1 sheet. 
  • Smith, Hervey Garrett.  "Patriot Pedler."  Long Island Forum, April 1975:  pp. 66-67.
  • Yeager, Edna Howell.  "Some Long Island Patriots."  Long Island Forum, July 1976:  pp. 138-141.

--  British Occupation of L.I. (1776-1783) 

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  • DeWan, George.  "Spies, Skirmishes and Suffering Marked the Revolutionary Years."  Newsday, June 19, 1983:  p. 16.
  • "Hiding was a Knack."  Long Island Advance, June 3, 1976:  p. 13C.
  • Strong, Kate W.  "The Dreaded Colonel Birch."  Long Island Forum, April 1950:  p. 69.
  • Valentine, Andrus T.  "Resolute in Defeat."  Long Island Forum, September 1969:  pp. 165-169.

--  Committee of Safety

  • Yeager, Edna Howell.  "The Committee of Safety."  Long island Forum, July 1975:  pp. 136-138.

--  Forts and Fortifications

  • Roberts, Robert B.  "Long Island Forts:  Sag Harbor Fort, Fort Setauket, Oyster Bay Encampment, Fort Franklin, Fort St. George, Fort Slongo, Fort Golgotha, Nassau and Suffolk Counties."  In  New York's Forts in the Revolution.  Rutherford, NJ:  Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 1980:  pp. 243-255.

--  Long Island [Brooklyn], Battle of, 1776

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--  Loyalists [Tories]

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  • McTernan, Bill.  "The Fighters:  Wearing Uniforms so Colorful that They Seem Today to Look More Like Costumes, These Loyalists Came to Long Island -- Some to Fight, Some to Rest" (Bicentennial Backgrounder).  Newsday, June 29, 1975:  pp. LI 8-9.  

--  Military units

  • Alger, Vearl G.  "A Return of Captn David Pierson's Minute Company in Suffolk County, 1776."  Suffolk County Historical Society.  Register, 2(4):  pp. 47-48.
  • Havens, Andrew Delafield.  "A Muster Roll of Capt. Paul Reeve;s Company, Draughtd, 1776."  Suffolk County Historical Society.  Register, 2(3):  pp. 28-29.
  • Loper, Lillian T.  "A Return of a Company of Minute Men Raised in Smithtown, April 1776."  Suffolk County Historical Society.  Register, 3(2):  pp. 30-31.
  • Overton, Albert G.  "Return of Capt. John Wickes from Huntington for Serveing in Coll. Josiah Smith's Regiment from July the 29th to August 31st 1776."  Suffolk County Historical Society.  Register, 4(1):  p. 5.
  • Overton, Albert G.  "Revolutionary Muster Rolls of Long Island:  Huntington & Smithtown."  Suffolk County Historical Society.  Register, 3(3):  pp. 52-54.
  • Perry, Diane F.  "A Return of the Extraordinary Musterings of the Company of Minutemen of Bridgehampton, 1776."  Suffolk County Historical Society.  Register, 3(4):  pp. 70-71.
  • Williams, Eleanor Latham.  "A Muster Role [sic] of Capt. Aephaniah Rogers Company, Southampton, 1776."  Suffolk County Historical Society.  Register, 3(1):  pp. 16-17.

--  Prisoners and Prisons

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--  Oath of Allegiance (1778) [to King George III & the British Parliament]

--  Purple Heart, First

-- Patriots (Rebels)

--  Raids, Naval & Amphibious [upon and based from L.I.]

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  • Overton, Albert G.  "Privateers from Suffolk County."  Suffolk County Historical Society.  Register, 4(1):  pp. 1-4, 11-13.

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--  Secret Service  [Espionage]

  • Minuse, William B.  "Captain Caleb Brewster."  Suffolk County Historical Society.  Register, 3(2):  pp. 35-37.
  • Smith, Ruth Tangier.  "Nancy (Smith) Strong's Tory Brothers."  Suffolk County Historical Society.  Register, 2(2):  pp. 11-13.

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--  Shipwrecks