American Revolutionary War History
1739 - Timothy Bigelow was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was a delegate to the Massachusetts Provincial Congress, participated in the Committee of Correspondence, fought in the Battles of Lexington and Concord, and served as Colonel of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment of the Continental Army.
1776 - General George Washington wrote to Major General Charles Lee that the Continental Army's situation had deteriorated due to smallpox and desertion. Washington expressed fears that the British navy might blockade New York to isolate the city from communicating with other states.
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