We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. They were here employed in throwing up a battery of two 8 inch howitzers and three 32 pounders. On the road a house was burnt, form which the light infantry had been fired upon. John André (1750 – 1780) was a British Army officer hanged as a spy by the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War for assisting Benedict Arnold's attempted surrender of the fort at West Point, New York to the British. It was reported that the Rebel Army had quitted the heights above Bound Brook. Some shots were fired on the column at Turk's Head five miles from Brandywine, where a soldier of the 33rd Regiment was killed and another wounded; an officer was likewise slightly wounded. . 4th and 23rd Regiments. 22nd The light infantry and chasseurs inclined to the left, and by this means left an interval which was filled up by part of the 4th Brigade. They were pursued to the skirts of their main encampment. They all claimed that Andre had traveled to Arnold under a flag of truce. Not exactly what I was expecting but an interesting read regardless. 26th The 37th, 5th and 15th were the only regiments engaged, and on this side the enemy was repulsed and pursued a considerable distance. The ardor to serve and the confidence in Lord Howe were as conspicuous in the seamen of the transports, who almost to a man were volunteers to go on board the King's ships. General Grey having waited far beyond the hour at which he had expected orders to advance, or to have intimation of Sir William Howe being in motion, determined to move forward. Provincials and Nay Victualers General Grey's proposal to Captain Fanshaw was in the following words: "Major-General Grey proposes to Captain Fanshaw that whilst part of the troops and ships are employed in destroying the rebel vessels which may be found at Falmouth, Barker's Harbor and Wood's Hole Harbor and in procuring the necessary refreshments from Martha's Vineyard, that a body of troops with such of the Men-of-War and galleys as he shall think proper, be detached without delay to Nantucket Island, which is one of the most noted resorts of privateers in America, the destruction of which must be thought of infinite service. The troops which crossed from General Knyphausen's division were the rangers, Emerick's Corps, and the 71st regiment; they landed at day break. Two columns being formed, the Right commanded by Lieutenant-General Lord Cornwallis and the Left by Major General Vaughan. At the embarkation of the Troops at Staten Island the Regiments were brigaded as follows: Queen's Rangers From the difficulties in passing out of Buzzard's Bay into the Vineyard Sound, thro' Quickso's Hole, and from head winds, the fleet did not reach Holmes Hole Harbor in the island of Martha's Vineyard until the 10th. During the cannonade four fire-ships were sent down amongst the fleet, but burnt to the water's edge without doing any mischief. Lieutenant-Colonel Stirling marched from Germantown with the 10th and 42nd Regiments, in order to take possession of some rebel works at Billingsport below Mud Island, on the Jersey shore of Delaware. 6th Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. General Grant, finding it not possible to come up with them, left Abingdon to his right and marched his column to Whitemarsh Church, where he joined Lord Cornwallis's rear. When André asked whether Tallmadge thought the situations similar, he replied "Yes, precisely similar, and similar shall be your fate"—a reference to Hale's hanging as a spy by the British. The 4th, 15th, 23rd, 27th, 42nd, 44th, and 64th encamped at Prince's Bay under the command of General Grey. The Regiments at Amboy received Orders to strike their tents and send them with their baggage to the water's side. Between 5 and 6 in the afternoon the fleet got under way, and about an hour after came to an anchor off City Island. According to Tallmadge's account of the events, he and André conversed during the latter's captivity and transport. RETURN OF TROOPS UNDER THE COMMAND OF SIR HENRY CLINTON, 1778, Sailed under General Campbell: 941; 1,102; Oct. 25, Under Lt. Lord Cornwallis with the Light Infantry and Grenadiers marched to Concord and proceeded from thence with General Grant towards Chester. John Andre was a polyglot charmer, a handsome bachelor who by the time he was executed was only 30. PublishDrive Inc. Pearl 32 15, 42, 44, 17, Major General Grey, Fourth Brigade The foraging having been completed and cattle collected, the troops hutted their position between Hudson's and Hackensack River, and marched on the 14th to Bergen, and on the 15th crossed from Forbes Hook (*Paulus Hook NJ) to their former positions on York Island, Long Island and Staten Island. The sentries fired and ran off to the number of four at different intervals. 29th Wind contrary. The rebels worked daily at Red Bank and at Mud Island. He is portrayed by JJ Feild in the TV series Turn: Washington's Spies. A battalion of light infantry was posted at Swede's Ford. The vessels missing were out bound....; they fell into the hands of the French. On the 12th a very heavy gale of wind dispersed both fleets as they were on the point of coming to action. 29th The grand column proceeded as far as Abingdon and there also turned to the left and came near Edge Hill, where Sir William Howe halted. An order was given for marching the next morning, but was afterwards countermanded. The fleet sailed from the Hook on the intended expedition. On the 15th the fleet left Martha's Vineyard, and after sustaining the next day a very severe gale of wind, arrived the 17th at Whitestone without any material damage. There was a good deal of firing from the gallies near Mud Island. The position of the grenadiers was changed. These were filled (as well as some private houses which were consumed) with great quantities of rum, sugar, molasses, coffee, tea, tobacco, medicines, cotton, gunpowder, sail cloth, cordage, &c. 2 large rope walks, at Falmouth in the Vineyard Sound the 10th. Several regiments from Amboy and Bonham Town joined the Army at Brunswick, and encamped on the heights above the town and bridges. Major John Andre (May 2, 1750–Oct. At twelve o'clock the Division marched from Freehold, and in the morning joined Major General Grant and General Knyphausen within miles of Middletown. The troops were arranged on the heights and the embarkation of baggage, stores &c. began. Major John André: The Life and Death of the Famous British Spymaster during the Revolutionary War eBook: Charles River Editors: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store General Knyphausen, as was preconcerted, passed the ford upon hearing the other column engaged, and the troops under him pushed the enemy with equal success. At sunrise the 3rd and 4th brigades and the guards were put in motion and came to Glocester Point, where they also crossed. The advanced corps received a few shot near Germantown, at Beggars' Town and at Chestnut Hill, but met with no considerable body. March 22 LANGUAGE. At each of the passes Colonel Bird left a party, and posted a strong detachment between them on the road leading to Warwick. At 1 o'clock two of the galleys with some armed boats under the command of Captain Browne of the Scorpion, and four light infantry companies under Captain Baillie put off form the fleet to destroy a large vessel on the stocks on Aponeganset Neck, which service they effected. The rebel scouts and light horse hovered round all the outposts and perpetually provoked the piquets. 25th As Lord Cornwallis's division moved off the ground on which General Knyphausen had been encamped, the enemy began to show themselves. The Lieutenant of the Fowey and one seaman were wounded. Delaware 26. with three sloops, three fireships, two bombs and three galleys. A major in the British army, he was held in esteem as an officer and a … On September 21, 1779, John Andre met with General Arnold, and obtained maps and other documents about the American forces, to carry to General Clinton. The 17th Dragoons, 35th, 38th, and 52nd, Foot marched to Amboy; the 7th and 26th Regiments took up their ground. They were not brought. At night a body of rebels appeared on the heights beyond Hackensack, lighted fires and seemed busied in throwing up entrenchments; they retired next day. Some riflemen made use of her immediately after, to row within shot of a galley and fire upon her. Several deserters came in. Journal of Major André by John André. 24th About this youthful and gallant figure gather suddenly the inexorable conditions which shut him in as relentlessly as the hand of Fate leads Orestes or Hippolytus or (Edipus to the doom which has awaited them since the beginning of years. Andre’s Journal. The Carisfort, in passing thro' the bay struck twice upon the rocks, but got off again immediately. The 5th brigade afterwards fell into the Black Horse Road and brought up the rear. A very warm cannonade began, as soon as it was light between these ships and the rebel floating batteries and gallies; some shells were at the same time thrown from our batteries on province island, at the fort on Mud Island, and the medium 12 pounders at the same place fired from time to time at the fort and gallies. The whole of the affair took place in a very thick wood. I have the honor to be etc. From some misunderstanding, or from receiving some fire, they did not immediately go into the village, but halted on the skirts of it, and kept up a very heavy fire against a distant column they had some intimation of in front. The Hessians and light dragoons returned at night. Pages PUBLISHER. Several cannon shot were heard in the afternoon, towards Philadelphia. 21st The General was obliged to reduce the allowance of provisions to two-thirds. At 6 o'clock the Second Division, being formed in order of march on the Princeton Road, began to move. Some provision ships came in. It seems the rebels had had very large stores there, and had been employed since the landing of the troops in carrying them away. This movement was attended with a great deal of trouble and protracted the march of the Brigade in the rear till near 3 o'clock the next day. Sir William Erskine, who has the best idea of the country that information can afford, will wait upon your Excellency to morrow, and attend upon the march to receive your commands; form him you will become particularly acquainted with my intentions and the route I wish you to take in the execution of them. In the afternoon the main body of the army began retreating, and gained the old York Road unmolested. 14th 27th The soldiers slaughtered a great deal of cattle clandestinely. Lord Rawdon went ahead on the 30th in the Diligent, to get intelligence from Rhode Island. There were no militia at Ellis's Tavern nor was any one to be seen on the road, but a few affrighted peopled who probably had not had time to make their escape, and three or four people on horseback, who retired before us and stopped at every rising ground to see if the troops continued advancing; some had arms, but they did not appear accoutred as Light Dragoons. Washington, weakened by detachments, and possibly finding some inconvenience in drawing subsistence for his troops at the White Plains, where he had taken post, withdrew to strong grounds behind the Croton River. The advanced part of the Army took a considerable quantity of tobacco, Indian corn, oats and other articles. The horses, saddles, accoutrements, &c fell into our hands. Col. J.G. The British grenadiers divided after passing Birmingham Meeting House, the 1st Battalion inclining to the right and the 2nd pushing about a mile beyond the village of Dilworth. Of the chasseurs and light infantry, the only troops engaged, three or four were killed and twelve or fourteen wounded. Parties of horse and foot appeared on the heights to the left of the Cranberry Road, and colonel Simco with two or three companies was sent along the skirt of the wood, to endeavor to get around them. Those at the Hook at this time were: The companies were chosen by lot and the whole drew at their own request. For one thing, this isn’t actually John Andre. Reports prevailed that the Rebels intended another attack. 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