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Newtown Burned

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What:
8/30/1779. *Gen. Hand vs. Butler. Newtown burned

Where: 42.03874 -76.73574 Newtown Burned

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Sources:

  • 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 Archive 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.
    [p.172]
    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 in boats.

    [p.72]
    3oth The Army remain'd on the ground to day destroy'd a vast quantity of corn & about 4o houses

  • RevWar75 RevWar75
  • Aug 1779 listing. 8/29/1779 Newtown (Elmira), NY. American victory.

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