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 Title:  Samuel Miles Papers, 1776-1802     
 Dates:  1776-1802 
 Abstract:  The Samuel Miles Collection contains three sets of documents. One includes correspondence. The other contains autobiographical information that covers Miles life from his time in the Seven Years' War to the American Revolution, and a third contains financial information pertaining to the family. Miles served in the Pennsylvania militia during the Seven Years' War. During the Revolution, he was an officer and a POW. Later, he was a Federalist official. These experiences are well-documented in the collection. An account book from his time as a POW provides insight on the daily activity of many prisoners of war. Entries include donations for funerals, coffins, and other items related to the prisoner of war experience. There are additional pieces of correspondence from the American Revolution. A letter from Catherine Miles, Samuel's wife, is included in the correspondence and discusses property in Philadelphia that she worried would be used by the Army. There are also a couple of letters from Joshua Loring, the British officer in charge of prisoners, reprimanding Miles and other American officers for their behavior.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.M589 
 Extent:  16 item(s) 
 Topics:  American Revolution | Early National Politics | Military History | Seven Years' War 
 Genre:  Autobiography | Military Records 
 Subjects:  Long Island (N.Y.), Battle of, 1776 | United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1755-1763 -- Personal narratives | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Personal narratives | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Prisoners and prisons 
2Author:  Sullivan, Thomas, 1755-Requires cookie*
 Title:  Journal of the operations of the American War     
 Dates:  1778-1779 
 Abstract:  In beautiful script, these two volumes track the history of Thomas Sullivan, a non-commissioned British soldier, during his time fighting in the American Revolution. Sullivan's journal records the evacuation of Boston, the New Jersey campaign, and the occupation of Philadelphia. Sullivan often gives detailed accounts of various towns he visits, such as Halifax, Boston, Princeton, and Brunswick. The journal ends in 1778, when Sullivan deserted the British Army and joined the Continental Army, serving under Nathanael Greene.

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 Call #:  Mss.973.3.Su5 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  American Revolution | Military History 
 Genre:  Autobiography | Diaries | Military Records | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Brandywine, Battle of, 1777 | Bunker Hill, Battle of, 1775 | Germantown, Battle of, 1778 | Great Britain. Army -- Regiment of Foot, 49th (1743- ) | Irish -- United States | Long Island, Battle of, 1776 | Monmouth, Battle of, 1778 | New Jersey Campaign, 1776-1777 | Philadelphia Campaign, 1777-1778 | Red Bank, Battle of, 1777 | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1776-1783 | White Plains, Battle of, 1776