Chronological Record of
Engagements of the Revolution
BATTLE OF MONMOUTH, N. J.
June 28, 1778.
First skirmish by reconnoitering party, New Jersey militia, under General Dickinson, select detachment advanced under Colonel Grayson; regiments of Colonels Butler and
Jackson. Second Skirmish, under Colonel Butler, then in advance. General Lafayette, with light horse from Maxwell's brigade, reconnoitered. General Wayne on the left.
Third skirmish: Charge repulsed by Colonel Butler, Colonels Jackson and Grayson in advance, flanked by Generals Maxwell and Scott. Oswald's artillery with guns from Varnum's brigade. Retreat by General Lee.
The battle: Rallied by Washington. Greene on the right, Stirling on the left; Lafayette in command of the second line. Advance of enemy met by Wayne's line. Later, General Woodford's brigade advanced on the right, General Poor's on the left. Generals Muhlenberg and de Steuben marched with reinforcements. Among other regiments engaged were those of Colonels Ramsay, Stewart and Wesson. Livingston's New Yorkers, Cadwallader's Pennsylvania volunteers and General Woodford's Virginia brigade.
BATTLE OF QUAKER HILL, R.I.
August 28, 1778.
Enemy driven back by Glover to Quaker Hill, there engaged by light infantry of Lieutenant-Colonel Laurens and those of Colonel Henry B. Livingston.
FORT HENRY (WHEELING, VA.).
September 26, 1778.
Massacre of reconnoitering party under Captain Mason and of Captain Ogle's company. Colonel Sheppard in command of the Fort. Garrison rescued by arrival of detachments of Colonel Swearingen and Major McCulloch.
BATTLE OF SAVANNAH, GA. (BREWTON'S HILL).
December 29, 1778.
GENERAL Howe in command.
The right under Col. Isaac Huger; left wing under Colonel Samuel Elbert; Georgia militia under Colonel George Walton, Captain J. C. Smith, of South Carolina, in command on
Brewton's Hill. Retreat covered by Colonel Roberts.
Source: "The Army and Navy of
the United States 1776-1891", George Barrie Publisher, Philadelphia,
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