Chronicles of the British Occupation of Long Island

by NEW YORK DIGITAL NEWS



Chronicles of the British Occupation of Long Island

David M. Griffin’s Chronicles of the British Occupation of Long Island (The History Press, 2023) probes and explains much of this esoteric history of Revolutionary War-era Long Island, including examples of socio-economic hardship the War imposed on Long Islanders.

Among the stories told here is that of Revolutionary Militia Captain Solomon Davis of Miller Place, who, in the midst of the British Army’s 1776 advance from the city of New York to Eastern Long Island, swiftly buried £500 sterling under a large rock in his backyard, secretly hiding a big chunk of his personal wealth from the British.

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