Chronological Record of
Engagements of the Revolution
Lexington and Concord
April 19, 1775
Resistance to destruction of stores at
Concord which were under the charge of Colonel James Barrett. Minute
men at Lexington under Captain Parker. Militia at Concord, under
Captain Jonathan Farrar, Joseph Hosmer, "Adjutant."
Captain Isaac Davis and other companies under command of Major John
Buttrick of Concord, at North Bridge. Companies under Captains
Brown, Miles, and Nathan Barrett.
June 17, 1775
Colonel William Prescott was chief in
command in the execution of the plan of action, supported for the most
part by his own regiment and those of Colonels Frye and Bridge; Captain
Thomas Knowlton at the head of Connecticut Rangers ("Congress'
Own"), led a detachment of 200 men drafted from Connecticut
troops; Colonel Richard Gridley, chief engineer; Callender's Company
of artillery. Major John Brooks of Colonel Bridge's regiment joined
at Charlestown Neck with a small detachment. Captain Nutting's
company with a small detachment of Connecticut men patrolled Charlestown
and adjoining shore. Captain Maxwell's company (Prescott's regiment)
was assigned to watch British works on Copp's Hill and the ships of
war. Reinforcements from Colonels Stark's and Read's regiments those
of Colonels Brewer, Nixon, Woodbridge, Little, and Major Moore; the
command of Lieutenant-Colonel Buckminster and Colonel Whitcomb's
Rangers. Seth Pomeroy (70 years old) and Dr. Joseph Warren
(president of the Provincial Congress) served as volunteers. General
Ward at Cambridge, General Thomas at Roxbury. Patterson's and
Gardner's with that of General Ward, went forward in the afternoon.
A part of Gerrish's regiment, under Adjutant Febiger, took part in the
final action and with Major Jackson with Gardner's men and a part of
Ward's regiment covered retreat. Stark's, Colt's, Read's and
Chester's regiments checked pursuit. In the report of the battle
sent to Congress casualties were given in the following
regiments: Colonels Frye, Little, Brewer, Gridley, Stark,
Woodbridge, Scannum, Bridge, Whitcomb, Ward, Gerrish, Read, Prescott,
Dolittle, Gardner, Patterson and Nixon, in the order named.
Expeditions to Quebec and Montreal
September 25, 1775
First army under Generals Schuyler and
Montgomery, consisting of 3,000 New York and New England troops joined by
Allen and Warner; Second army under Colonel Benedict Arnold, ten
companies of New England troops under Lieutenant-Colonels Enos and
Christopher Green and Majors Meigs and Bigelow; three companies of
riflemen, one from Virginia, two from Pennsylvania, under Daniel
Morgan. The "Green Mountain Boys: reorganized under Seth Warner
as lieutenant-colonel. General Wooster aided Montgomery in the
investment of St. Johns, taking command of the Montreal District when
Montgomery started to Arnold's relief. In the attack on Quebec the
army was divided into four divisions: the "Canadians,"
under Colonel James Livingston and Major Brown; the New York militia and
part of the Eastern, under Montgomery and Arnold, with Lamb's Artillery
and Morgan's riflemen, with McPherson, Cheeseman, Oswald and Porterfield.
In 1776 General Thomas was ordered to Canada, vice Lee ordered
South. The regiments of Colonels Greaton, Patterson, Bond and Poor
under Brigadier-General Thompson. Later, General Sullivan, with
Read, Stark, Wayne and Irvine were ordered to Canada. Colonel Bedel,
of New Hampshire, was in command of the post at the Cedars. Major
Butterfield, subsequently Major Sherburne with reinforcements.
Great Bridge, Va.
December 9, 1775
Minute men under Colonel Woodford,
accompanied by Adjutant Bullit. Lieutenant Trairs commanded in the
redoubt constructed by the Virginians. Colonel Edward Stevens, with
Culpepper men, on the left. Major Thomas Marshall, father of the
Chief Justice, and the latter a lieutenant, were in this action.
Source: "The Army and Navy of
the United States 1776-1891", George Barrie Publisher, Philadelphia,
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