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Arthur B. Tourtellot

Mr. Tourtellot’s many books include William Diamond’s Drum: The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution (Doubleday, 1959) and Lexington and Concord (Norton, 1963). His principal sources for this article were memoirs written by Jersey ex-prisoners and published in the nineteenth century.

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