8/29/1779. *Gen. Hand vs. Butler. Newtown
Where: 42.04441 -76.73284 Newtown Battle
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- Elvin Birth, The 1779 Western Campaigns, Raleigh: 2003, privately published, "Journals.pdf", p.118-120. 42.029777 -76.7207, 42.04546 -76.73351
- The Battle of Newtown Memorial 42° 2.724' N, 76° 44.006' W (42.0454 76.733433)
Near this site
Sunday August 29, 1779 was fought
The Battle of Newtown
Continental troops commanded by
Major General John Sullivan
and combined force of
Tories and Indians under
Colonel John Butler
avenging the massacres of
Wyoming and Cherry Valley
destroying the Iroquois Confederacy
ending attacks on our settlements
and thereby opening
westward the pathway of civilization
Erected 1912 by the State of New York.
Chemung County NY
- The Battle of Newtown 42° 2.665' N, 76° 43.97' W (42.04441 -76.73284). Basis of location.
- 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.
Gen. Poor's brigade marched back of the mountains in order to
cross the range in rear of the enemy
Col. Dearborn, being informed of Reid's detached situation, wheeled his regiment
to his assistance and at the critical moment gave a full volley on the enemy's flank, which
completed their rout....
One Tory was taken prisoner
who told us, that their whole force was tioo Indians commanded by Brant and zoo
whites commanded by Butler ; among which were a British sergeant, corporal and 12 privates.
A negro was afterwards taken, who gave nearly the same account, except the
the number of Indians, which he thought to be only 400.
- Aug 1779 listing. 8/29/1779 Newtown (Elmira), NY. American victory.