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Collection 72

Battle of Monmouth Collection, 1776 -

 

Processed by

Carla Tobias

 

Monmouth County Historical Association
70 Court Street
Freehold, New Jersey

 

2003 

 

BOX LIST

I. The Battle
1 / Bibliographies, 1964, 1976, 1978, n.d.
1 / Casualties, 1778 - 1998
1 / Chronologies, 2000, n.d.
1 / Events Preceeding, 1778, 1857, 1967 - 1987
1 / Events Following, 1899, 1984
1 / Images, 1856 - 1979
1 / Maps, 1700s - 1999, n.d.

1 / Personal Accounts [includes transcripts and some copies (no originals). Please note that these items focus on June 28, 1778, and are not necessarily a complete copy of the author's writings.]


1 / Continental Soldiers: Compilations, 1996

1 / Continental Soldiers: A - G, 1777 - 1856
Samuel Adams, letter to Sally, 1778 July 2
Samuel Adams, letter to Lucy, 1778 July 19
Samuel Adams, diary, 1778 June 17 - Sept 4 (includes narrative)
Anonymous, letter to William Pollard, 1778 June 29
Benedict Arnold, summary of letter to Col Henry Jackson, 1778 June 22
Jabesh Ashmore, pension application, 1833 July 11
Enos Barnes, journal, 1778 spring
Robert Beale, autobiography [published 1956]
John Beatty, letter to Thomas Bradford, 1778 June 30
William Beatty, letters to his parents, 1776 Sept 18 - 1781 Mar 3
Clement Biddle, letter to "Sir," 1778 July 2
Thomas Blake, journal, 1777 May 13 - 1778 July 5
Andrew Bray, pension application [n.d.]
Paul Brigham, diary, 1777 Nov 19 - 1778 Sept 4
Robert Carhart, pension application, 1832 Oct 25
Samuel Carman, pension application, 1832 July 20
James Chambers, letter to wife Kitty, 1778 June 30
James Chambers, letter to General Hand, 1778 June 30
Joseph Cilley, letter to Co. Thomas Bartlett, 1778 July 22
Joseph Clark, diary, 1777 May 17 - 1778 December
Dudley Colman, letter to his wife, 1778 July 3 - 4
Garret Constable, pension application, 1818 April 28
James Craig, affidavit, 1836 Aug 4 [with Joseph Sutfin]
Alexander Douglas, pension application, 1833 June 18
Alexander Douglass, pension application, 1832 Aug 29
Alexander Dow, letter to "Sir," 1781 May 23
James T. Dunn, pension application, 1833 Juen 17 [mensions casualties John Boice, Hamonus Laing, and Michael Field]
Jeremiah B. Field, pension application, 1833 July 14 [see James T. Dunn, pension application, 1833 June 17]
John B. Field, pension application, 1833 June 6 [see James T. Dunn, pension application, 1833 June 17]
Elijah Fisher, journal, 1777 Jan 27 - 1778 July 18
Henry Freeman, pension application, n.d. [see James T. Dunn, pension application, 1833 June 17]
Moses Greenleaf, letter to Lydia, 1778 June 29
Andrew Griswold, pension application, 1810 December 26 [mentions Col John Durkee's wound]

1 / Continental Soldiers: H - O, 1777 - 1887
Alexander Hamilton, letter to George Washington, n.d. (probably 1778 June 27) [published transcript excerpts]
William Heath, memoirs, 1778 June 28 - July 31
John Hobart, affidavit, 1836 October 8 [with Joseph Sutphin]
Adam Hoops, memoirs, 1822 April 23
Estes Howe, journal, 1778 May 8 - August 29 (includes narrative)
J. Huntington, letter to Col. Chester, 1778 June 30
Lewis Hurd, memoirs, n.d. (incomplete)
Henry Knox, letter to Mrs. Knox, 1778 June 29
Henry Knox, letter to his brother, 1778 July 3
John Laurens, letters to his father Henry Laurens, 1778 June 30, July 2
Joseph Leigh, letter, 1778 July 2
Henry B. Livingston, letter to his brother, Robert R. Livingston, 1778 June 31
William Livingston, published account, 1778 [July 1] [photocopy of reprint]
Dr. James McHenry, letters, 1778 June 30, July 1, July 11
Samuel Massey, journal, 1778 June 18 - July
Richard K. Meade, letter to Col. Daniel Morgan, 1778 June 30
Henry Miller, memoir by his grandson Henry Miller Watts, 1887
James Monroe, letter to George Washington, 1778 June 28
Robert Morris, letter to Mr. Cooper, 1778 June 29
Stephen Moylan, letter to Gen. Charles Lee [1778 June 28]
John Nice, diary, 1778 June 19 - 30
Lewis Nicola, orders, 1777 February 8, March 3, August 7
Lewis Nicola, letter to Gen. Horatio Gates, 1778 July 3
Aaron Ogden, autobiography, c. 1833
Stephen Olney, in his biography by C.R. Williams, 1839

1 / Continental Soldiers: P - Z, 1777 - 1836
William Read, reminiscences, n.d.
Silvanus Seely, diary, 1778 June 17 - July 6
Israel Shreve, letter to wife Polly, 1778 June 29
Israel Shreve, letter to wife Polly, 1778 July 2
Samuel Smith, letter to Adam Hoops, 1822 Feb 17
Bernardus Swartwout, diary, 1778 June 24 - July 2
Elisha Stevens, memoirs, 1778 June 8 - August 10, n.d.
Thomas Sullivan, journal, 1777 July 20 - Sept 26 [published transcript]
Thomas Sullivan, journal, 1777 Dec 15 - 1778 July 28 [photocopy of manuscript excerpts; includes "An account of the Engagement between the American Army and the King's Troops at Monmouth Court-house 28th June 1778"]
Joseph Sutfin, pension application, 1836 Aug 4
no. Taylor, letter to Col Jonathan Neilson [1778 June 29]
Tench Tilghman, letters to Col. Daniel Morgan, 1778 June 29 and 30
John Trevett, diary, 1778 Feb 20 - [1779] July
John Varnum, diary, 1778 April 13 - Dec 26
George Washington, report to the President of the Congress, 1778 July 1
George Washington, letter to Gen. Benedict Arnold, 1778 June 29 [copy within Anonymous to William Pollard, 1778 June 29]
William Watson, letter to "Sir," 1778 July 4
Anthony Wayne, letter to Maj. Henry Lee, 1778 July 20
Ebenezer Wild, journal, 1778 June 10 - July 1
Otho H. Williams, letter to Dr. Phil Thomas, 1778 June 29

2 / British Soldiers, 1777 - 1779
Thomas Anburey, letters to "Friend," 1779 May 12, July 14
Anonymous, diary, 1778 June 17 - July 11
Anonymous, journal, 1778 June 19 - July 1
Anonymous officer, letter, 1778 June 23 - 25
Sir Henry Clinton, report to Lord George Germaine, 1778 July 5
Francis Downman, journal, 1778 April 5 - July 5
William Hale, letter, 1778 July 14
_____ Hunter, memoirs, 1777 September 11 - 1778 July 5
Steven Jarvis, autobiography, n.d.
Samuel Johnson, letter to Lord Amherst, 1778 July 13
Loftus _____, letter, 1778 July 5
James Pattison, letter book, 1778 May 22 - 1778 Aug 13
John Peebles, journal, 1778 June 15 - Dec 12

2 / Hessian Soldiers, 1778
Heinrich Carl Philipp von Feilitzsch, diary, 1778 May 9 - Sept 16
Johann Ludwig von Cochenhausen, letter to "Major General," 1778 Jan 19
Knyphausen, letter to "His Serene Highness the Landgrave," 1778 July 6 [includes Wilmowsky's account to Knyphausen]
John Charles Philip von Drafft, journal, 1778 May 24 - July 6
Wilhem von Wilmowsky, letter to "Major-General," 1778 July 6
Friedrick Wilhelm von Wurmb, letter to Gen. von Jungkenn [1778]
Friedrick Wilhelm von Wurmb, letter to Gen. von Jungkenn, [1778 July]

2 / Civilians, 1778 - 1779, n.d.
Anonymous, Notes [1778]
H.H. Brackennage, magazine report, 1779
Esther Reed, letter to Mrs. Cox, 1778 July 6
Ezra Stiles, diary, 1778 July 3 - 12, Sept. 10 - Dec 28 [some entries not copied in their entirety]
Benjamin Van Cleve, autobiography, [n.d.] [two versions]

2 / Poems, 1845, 1861, 1903, n.d.
2 / Published Summeries of the Battle, 1887 -, n.d.
2 / Weather, c. 1900s

 

II. The Armies
Continental
2 / General, 1993, 1994
2 / Drummers, 1976
2 / Flags, 1976

2 / Individuals: Various
Aaron Burr
Thomas Campbell
Edward Carrington
Joseph Cilley
Jacob Clark [certification by Col. John Durkee]
David Cook [on sheet with Thomas Campbell]
Joseph Cox [on sheet with Edmund Monroe]
James Craig [on sheet with David Sutphin]
John Durkee
Christian Febiger
Michael Fields
Elisha Jewell
Ephraim Martin
John Franci Mercer
Edmund Munroe
George Munroe
Jonathan Preston
_____ Rogers [on sheet with Edmund Monroe]
Ralph Schenck
John Stevens
Walter Stewart
David Sutphin
Nathan Thompson
John Van Demark
Abraham Voorhees
Anthony Wayne

2 / Individuals: Holmes, Asher
2 / Individuals: Howell, Richard
2 / Individuals: Lafayette, Marquis de
2 / Individuals: Lee, Charles
2 / Individuals: Stirling, Lord (William Alexander)
2 / Individuals: Washington, George
2 / The Commander-in-Chief's Guard
2 / Continental Artillery Brigade
2 / Massachusetts Bay Forces
2 / Military Stores
3 / Minorities
3 / Monmouth County Militia
3 / New Jersey Brigade
3 / 1st New Jersey Regiment
3 / 1st New Hampshire Regiment
3 / 4th New York Regiment
3 / Quartermaster - Monmouth County
3 / Somerset County Militia
3 / Uniforms
3 / Women

British
3 / Flags
3 / Individuals: General
3 / Individuals: Clinton, Sir Henry
3 / Individuals: Monckton, H
3 / 2nd Battalion Grenadiers
3 / 42nd Grenadiers (aka Royal Highland Regiment)
3 / Maryland Loyalists
3 / New Jersey Volunteers
3 / Pennsylvania Volunteers
3 / Philadelphia Light Dragoons
3 / Plundering
3 / Queens Rangers
3 / Roman Catholic Volunteers
3 / West Jersey Volunteers
3 / Women: British
3 / Women: Hessian

 

III. The Local Scene
4 / General
4 / Individuals: Allen, Samuel
4 / Individuals:Eldridge, John
4 / Individuals: Forman, David
4 / Individuals: Scudder, Nathaniel
4 / Loyalists
4 / Monmouth Associators
4 / Structures: Various
4 / Structures: Covenhoven House
4 / Structures: Craig House
4 / Structures: Gordon House
4 / Structures: Old Tennent Church
4 / Structures: St. Peter's Episcopal
4 / Structures: The Village Inn
4 / Women

IV. Commemoration
Anniversaries
4 / 50th, 1828
4 / 76th, 1854
4 / 100th, 1878
4 / 111th, 116th, 1889, 1894
4 / 125th, 1903
5 / 150th, 1928
5 / 154th - 173rd, 1932 - 1951 [some years missing]
5 / 175th, 1953
5 / 183rd - 197th, 199th, 1961 - 1975, 1977 [some years missing]
5 / 198th, 1976
6 / 200th, 1978
6 / 201st - 207th, 1979 - 1985 [some years missing]
6 / 225th, 2002 - 2003

6 / Exhibitions
6 / Games
6 / Lectures and Presentations
6 / Monuments: Monmouth Battle Monument, Court St.
6 / Monuments: Various
6 / Phitatelic, "Molly Pitcher, Monmouth 1778", postcard, 1977 - 1978
6 / Re-enactments
6 / Tours

 

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
We gratefully acknowledge those who have shared their research and work with the MCHA, many via Dr. Garry Wheeler Stone of the Monmouth Battlefield State Park.

Michael Adelberg
Joseph Lee Boyle
Todd W. Braisted
Donald F.X. Finn
Edon M. Kaplan
James L. Kochan
Mark E. Lender
Bob McDonald
John Orr
Paul Pace
James T. Raleigh
John U. Rees
Garry Wheeler Stone
Lutie McDermott Wolford

 

 

 

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