Chronological Record of
Engagements of the Revolution
PRINCETON, N. J.
January 3, 1777.
General Mercer's brigade, consisting of the remnants of Haslet's Delawares, Smallwood's Marylanders and
the First Virginia regiment, under Captain Fleming; Hitchcock's, under Major Angell; Hand's riflemen, Lieut.-Colonel Nixon;
Varnum's, under Lieut.-Colonel Crary; Colonel Lippitt's Rhode Islanders; Little's' battalion, under Lieut.-Colonel
Hensham, and Cadwallader's brigade.
FORT SCHUYLER (FORT STANWIX), N. Y.
August 4, 1777.
Colonel Peter Gansevoort, with a small number of men; Colonel Marinus Willet and Lieutenant Mellon of Colonel Wesson's Massachusetts regiment, with a company of about
200 men. General Nicholas Herkimer, with militia of Tryon County, fell into ambuscade near Oriskany Creek. General Learned's Massachusetts brigade. General Arnold and the First New York regiment subsequently went to the relief, Fort Schuyler raising the siege.
August 16, 1777.
Lieutenant-Colonel Gregg, with 200 men, ordered forward to oppose Indians at Cambridge, supported by Colonels Williams and Brush. Colonel Symonds, with a body of Berkshire militia and Colonel Nichols, with
200 men, led the attack on the left, supported by Col. Herrick on the rear of the right followed by regiments of Colonels Hubbard and Stickney. Colonel Warner's regiment finished the action.
BATTLE OF BRANDYWINE, DEL.
September 11, 1777
Right flank commanded by General Sullivan with six brigades, consisting of divisions of Lord Stirling, of General Stephen, and his own.
Left wing under the command of General Wayne. Regiments of Colonels Hazen, Dayton and Ogden on the right.
Pennsylvania militia, under General Armstrong, on extreme left, but not called into action.
Advance columns under General Greene; brigades of Muldenburg and Weedon. General Conway's brigade, the Third Virginia regiment under Colonel Marshall, regiment of Virginians under Colonel Stevens and one of Pennsylvanians under Colonel Stewart, distinguished themselves, as did Lafayette who was present as a volunteer, and the French officers, Maudit Duplessis, Louis de Fleury, and the Polish officer, Pulaski. Total force, including militia, about
BATTLE OF FREEMAN'S FARM, BEMIS HEIGHTS OR STILLWATER.
September 19, 1777.
Glover's, Nixon's and Patterson's brigades, under immediate command of General Gates, on the right; General Poor's brigade, regiments of Colonels Cilley Scammel and Hale, N. H., Van Cortlandt's and Henry Livingston's, of N. Y., Connecticut militia, under Colonels Latimer and Cook, on the left. Morgan's Virginia Riflemen and infantry under Major Dearborn on the Heights, under Arnold's command. Learned's brigade, with regiments of Bailey, Wesson and Jackson, of Mass., and James Livingston, of N. Y., in the center. Regiments most actively engaged, Morgan's light horse, Dearborn's, Cilley's and Scammel's regiments. Learned's brigade, the N. Y. troops, Mass. regiments under Colonel Brooks and Major Hull and Lieutenant-Colonel Marshall under Arnold's lead.
BATTLE OF GERMANTOWN.
October 7, 1777.
Left wing, under General Greene, composed of divisions of Greene and of Stephen, flanked by McDougall's brigade. Right wing composed of divisions of Sullivan and Wayne, flanked by Conway's brigade. Lord Stirling, with brigades of Nash and Maxwell in reserve. Maryland and New Jersey militia on extreme left; General Armstrong with about too° Pennsylvania militia on the extreme right. Brigades of
Scott and Mulhlenberg took part in the attack under General Greene. Brigades of Forman, Smallwood, and artillery under General Knox.
Source: "The Army and Navy of
the United States 1776-1891", George Barrie Publisher, Philadelphia,
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