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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Monmouth, battle of (search)
Monmouth, battle of Just before the dawn of June 18, 1778, the British began their evacuation of Philadelphia. They crossed the Delaware to Gloucester Point, and that evening encamped around Haddonfield, a few miles southeast from Camden, N. J. The news of this evacuation reached Washington, at Valley Forge, before morning. He immediately sent General Maxwell, with his brigade, to cooperate with the New Jersey militia under General Dickinson in retarding the march of the British, who, when they crossed the river, were 17,000 strong in effective men. They marched in two divisions, one under Cornwallis and the other led by Knyphausen. General Arnold, whose wounds kept him from the field, entered Philadelphia with a detachment before the rear-guard of the British had left it. The remainder of the army, under the immediate command of Washington, crossed the Delaware above Trenton and pursued. Gen. Charles Lee (q. v.), who had been exchanged, was now with the army, and persisten
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Revolutionary War, (search)
Vt. May 31, 1778 Earl of Carlisle, George Johnstone, and William Eden, appointed peace commissioners to America, with Prof. Adam Ferguson as secretaryJune 10, 1778 British evacuate Philadelphia and retire across the Delaware into New Jersey June 18, 1778 Americans break camp at Valley Forge and follow June 18, 1778 Battle of Monmouth Court-house, N. J., British retreat June 28, 1778 Molly Pitcher commissioned sergeant by Washington for bravery at Monmouth June 29, 1778 Massacre of inhabiJune 18, 1778 Battle of Monmouth Court-house, N. J., British retreat June 28, 1778 Molly Pitcher commissioned sergeant by Washington for bravery at Monmouth June 29, 1778 Massacre of inhabitants in Wyoming Valley, Pa., by Indians and ToriesJuly 4, 1778 Expedition from Virginia under Maj. George Rogers Clarke captures the British fort at Kaskaskia July 4, 1778 Articles of Confederation signed by delegates from eight States—New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, and South CarolinaJuly 9, 1778 Delegates from North Carolina sign them July 21, 1778 Delegates from Georgia sign themJuly 24, 1778 French fleet, under Count D'Estaing
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pennsylvania, (search)
a......Sept. 27, 1777 Battle of Germantown......Oct. 4, 1777 Successful defence of Forts Mifflin and Mercer......Oct. 22-23, 1777 British in possession of the defences of the Delaware......Nov. 20, 1777 American army go into winter quarters at Valley Forge, on the Schuylkill......Dec. 19, 1777 Battle of the kegs ......Jan. 5, 1778 Affair at Barren Hill......May 20, 1778 British evacuate Philadelphia and retire across the Delaware through New Jersey towards New York......June 18, 1778 Washington crosses the Delaware pursuing the British, leaving Gen. Benedict Arnold in command at Philadelphia......June, 1778 Massacre in the Wyoming Valley......July 2-4, 1778 John Roberts and Abram Carlisle, wealthy citizens of Philadelphia, executed as Tories......Nov. 22, 1778 [Twenty-three others tried, but acquitted.] By act of Assembly the proprietary claims of the Penn family to ungranted lands or quit-rents were vested in the State, leaving the late proprietarie