8/30/1779. *Gen. Hand vs. Butler. Newtown burned
Where: 42.03874 -76.73574 Newtown Burned
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- Elvin Birth, The 1779 Western Campaigns, Raleigh: 2003, privately published, "Journals.pdf", p.121. 42.0397 -76.7370
- Newtown Destroyed marker 42° 2.324' N, 76° 44.144' W. (42.03874 -76.73574)
So named by General Sullivan
occupied by British and Indians
Destroyed by General Sullivan, August 30, 1779
Erected 1947 by New York State Education Department.
Chemung County NY
- Conover, George S., compiler Journals of the Military Expedition of Major General John Sullivan Against the Six Nations Indians in 1779.., Auburn NY: Knapp, Peck & Thomason, 1887, pages suggested by Elvin Birth.
AUGT 3oth. The army lay still and sent out reconnoitering parties, and buried the
dead. Having destroyed about 120 acres of excellent corn, beans, &c., prepared to proceed
after the enemy. Our wounded, heavy artillery and wagons were sent back to Tioga
3oth The Army remain'd on the ground to day destroy'd a vast quantity of corn &
about 4o houses
- Aug 1779 listing. 8/29/1779 Newtown (Elmira), NY. American victory.