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JOURNALS OF THE MILITARY EXPEDITION OF MAJOR GENERAL JOHN SULLIVAN AGAINST THE SIX NATIONS OF INDIANS IN 1779 WITH RECORDS OF CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS
Prepared Pursuant to Chapter 361, Laws of the State of New York, of 1885.
Frederick Cook, Secretary of State
Auburn, N.Y. Knapp, Peck & Thompson Printers
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 ROSTER OF OFFICERS
MAJOR GENERAL JOHN SULLIVAN'S
The following roster of officers has been furnished by Hon. Charles P. Greenough of Boston, Massachusetts:
GENERAL COMMANDING AND STAFF.
William Pierce, Aide-de-Camp.
Captain Jonathan Dayton, Aide-de-Camp.
Major Adam Hoops, Aide-de-Camp.
Nicholas Van Cortlandt, Aide-de-Camp.
Col. Cornelius Sheriff, Deputy Quartermaster General.
Lieut. Col. Persifer Frazier, Dept. Com. General.
Col. Robert Hooper, Dept. Com. of Transportation.
Lieut. Col. Francis Barber, Adjutant General.
Colonel Bryan Bruen, Private Secretary.
Colonel John Steels, Commissary General.
Rev. Sanuel Kirkland, Chaplain.
Captain Daniel Topham, Com. of Militia Stores.
Captain Benjamin Lodge, Surveyor.
John Woodman, Ass't Commissary General.
Colonel Henry Antis, Conductor of Boats.
Colonel Wm. Bond, Lt. [Col. N. J. Mil.] Conductor of Boats.
James Cooke, Express Rider.
Dr. Hagan, Surgeon-in-Chief.
Mr.Brenion, Issuing Com. to Com'der-in-Chief.
Captain John Franklin, Guide.
Captain Jehoikim, [Indian], Guide.
Lieutenant John Jenkins, Guide.
Lieut. Robert Pemberton, Judge Advocate.
 FIRST BRIGADE
William Maxwell, Brigadier General.
Andrew Hunter, Brigade Chaplain.
Aaron Ogden, Aide-de-Camp and Captain.
John Ross, Brigade Major.
Nathan Wilkinson, Quartermaster.
Matthias Ogden, Colonel, First New Jersey Regiment.
Israel Shreve, Colonel, Second New Jersey Regiment.
Elias Dayton, Colonel, Third New Jersey Regiment.
Oliver Spencer, Colonel, Spencer's Regiment.
Detachment of Cavalry, from Col. E. Sheldon's Regiment.
FIRST NEW JERSEY REGIMENT.
Matthias Ogden, Colonel, Staff.
David Brearley, Lieut. Colonel, Staff.
Daniel Piatt, Major, Staff.
Jacob Piatt, Captain Lieut, & Adjutant, Staff.
Ephriam Whitlock, Adjutant, Staff.
Peter Lott, 2nd Lieut. & Quartermaster, Staff.
Cyrus D'Hart, 1st Lieut. & Paymaster, Staff.
David Ewing, Surgeon, Staff.
Stephen Ball, Surgeon's Mate. Staff.
Jonathan Forman, Captain.
Giles Mead, Captain.
Alexander Mitchell, Captain.
Peter Van Voorhies, Captain & Paymaster
John Holmes, Captain.
Aaron Ogdon, Captain Detaches as Aide to Genl. Maxwell.
William Piatt, Lieutenant.
John Howell, Lieutenant.
William Barton, Lieutenant.
Absalom Martin, Lieutenant.
Ephraim Whitlok, Lieutenant.
Eben. Burrowes, Lieutenant.
Jonatoan Snowden, Lieutenant.
Absalom Bonham, 2nd Lieutenant.
Samuel Seeley, 2nd Lieutenant.
Silas Parrot, 2nd Lieutenant.
 Jno. Bishop, Ensign.
Aaron Rhea, Ensign.
John Geary, Ensign.
Asher Levy, Ensign
SECOND NEW JERSEY REGIMENT.
Israel Shreve, Colonel, Staff.
William D'Hart, Lieut. Colonel, Staff.
John Ross, Major, Staff.
Luther Halsey, Adjutant & 1st Lieut., Staff.
Derrick Lande, Quartermaster & 2nd Lieut., Staff.
John Peck, Paymaster & Lieut., Staff.
Ebenezer Elmer, Surgeon, Staff.
Moses G. Elmer, Surgeon's Mate, Staff.
John N. Cumming, Captain.
Samuel Reading, Captain.
Jonathan Phillips, Captain.
Samuel Hendry, Captain Lieutenant.
Nathaniel Bowman, Captain Lieutenant.
William Helms, Captain Lieutenant.
Abraham Appleton, 1st Lieutenant.
Samuel Conn, 1st Lieutenant.
Samuel Naglee, 1st Lieutenant.
Abel Weyman, 1st Lieutenant.
Derrick Lane, 1st Lieutenant.
Samuel M. Shute, 2nd Lieutenant.
Jona Rhea, 2nd Lieutenant.
John Shreve, 2nd Lieutenant.
Benajah Osmun, 2nd Lieutenant.
Joseph Buck, Ensign.
George Walker, Ensign.
THIRD NEW JERSEY REGIMENT.
Elias Dayton, Colonel.
John Conway, Lieutenant Colonel.
John Hollinshead, Major.
 Joseph I. Anderson, Paymaster & Captain.
Samuel Shippard, Adjutant & 1st Lieutenant.
Ephraim Darby, Quartermaster & 1st Lieutenant.
Lewis F. Dunham, Surgeon.
Robert Henry, Surgeon.
Ephraim Loring, Surgeon's Mate.
William Gifford, Captain.
Richard Cox, Captain.
Jeremiah Ballard, Captain.
Joseph I. Anderson, Captain.
Seth Johnson, Captain.
Nathaniel Leonard, 1st Lieutenant.
John Reed, 1st Lieutenant.
Nathan Wilkdinson, 1st Lieutenant.
Edmund D. Thomas, 1st Lieutenant.
John Reucastle, 1st Lieutenant.
Benjamin Horn, 1st Lieutenant.
John Blair, 1st Lieutenant.
William Kersey, 2nd Lieutenant.
Jarvis Bloomfield, 2nd Lieutenant.
Wessel T. Stout, 2nd Lieutenant.
James Rodgers, Ensign.
James DeCamp, Ensign.
SPENCER'S NEW JERSEY REGIMENT.
Oliver Spencer, Colonel.
William S. Smith, Lieutenant Colonel.
Peter Taulman, Adjutant and Lieutenant.
John Sandford, Paymaster.
William Beach, Quartermaster.
Jabez Campfield, Surgeon.
John Darcy, Surgeon's Mate.
John McEwen, Ensign and Quartermaster
John Burrowes, Captain.
James Broderick, Captain.
Benjamin Weatherby, Captain.
John Sandford, Captain.
 Nathaniel Town, Captain.
Abraham Neely, Captain.
James Bonnel, Captain.
John Combs, Captain.
William Beach, Captain Lieutenant.
William Bull, Lieutenant.
Uzal Meeker, Lieutenant.
Finch Gildersleeve, Lieutenant.
David Kirkpatrick, Lieutenant.
Anthony Maxwell, Lieutenant.
John Stagg, Lieutenant.
John Orr, Lieutenant.
Robert Pemberton, Lieutenant.
Peter Taulman, Lieutenant.
John Reed, Ensign.
Enoch Poor, Brigadier General.
Jeremiah Fogg, Aide-de-Camp.
Elihu Marshall, Brigade Major.
Rev. Israel Evans, Chaplain.
Col. Joseph Cilley, 1st New Hampshire Regiment.
Lieut. Col. George Reid, 2nd New Hampshire Regiment.
Lieut. Col. Henry Dearborn, 3rd New Hampshire Regiment.
Major Daniel Whiting, 6 Mass. (Alden's), Transferred from
4th Brigade, Aug. 1799.
Col. Philip Van Cortlandet, 2nd New York, Transferred to
4th Brigade, Aug. 1779.
FIRST NEW HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT.
Joseph Cilley, Colonel.
Jeremiah Gilman, Lieutenant Colonel.
William Scott, Major.
Jeremiah Pritchard, Lieutenant and Adjutant.
Benjamin Kimball, Captain and Paymaster.
Jona. Willard, Lieutenant and Quartermaster.
 Thomas Blake, 2nd Lieutenant and Paymaster.
Joseph Mills, Lieutenant and Adjutant.
John Hale, Surgeon.
Amos Morrill, Captain.
Jason Wait, Captain.
Amos Emerson, Captain.
Ebenezer Frye, Captain.
Isaac Farwell, Captain.
Nathaniel Hutchings, Captain.
Simon Startwell, Captain Lieutenant.
Moody Dustin, 1st Lieutenant.
Nathaniel McCauley, 1st Lieutenant.
Josiah Monro, 1st Lieutenant.
Daniel Clapp, 1st Lieutenant.
William Hutchins, 1st Lieutenant.
Asa Senter, 1st Lieutenant.
Basleel Howe, 2nd Lieutenant.
Simeon Morrill, 2nd Lieutenant.
Joshua Thompson, 2nd Lieutenant.
Jonathan Perkins, Ensign.
Hubbart Carter, Ensign.
Samuel Thompson, Ensign.
SECOND NEW HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT.
George Reid, Lieutenant Colonel.
Benjamin Titcomb, Major.
Richard Brown, Quartermaster.
William M. Bell, Adjutant.
Jeremiah Fogg, Paymaster and Captain.
Robert R. Henry, Surgeon.
Rev. Ira Evans, Chaplain.
Caleb Robinson, Captain.
James Carr, Captain.
Elijah Clayes, Captain.
William Rowell, Captain.
Moses Dustin, Captain.
Enoch Chase, Captain.
George Aldrich, Captain.
 Samuel Cherry, Captain Lieutenant.
Michael Hoit, 1st Lieutenant.
Ebenezer Light, 1st Lieutenant.
Noah Robinson, 1st Lieutenant.
Joseph Potter, 1st Lieutenant.
Pelatiah Whittemor, 1st Lieutenant.
James Nichols, 1st Lieutenant.
George P. Frost, 1st Lieutenant.
Luke Woodbury, 2nd Lieutenant.
Samuel Adams, 2nd Lieutenant.
William Taggart, 2nd Lieutenant.
Thomas Lyford, 2nd Lieutenant.
James Butterfield, 2nd Lieutenant.
Joshua Merrow, Ensign.
Daniel Gookin, Ensign.
Caleb Blodget, Ensign.
George Burnham, Ensign.
William Twombley, Ensign.
Thomas Callis, Ensign.
THIRD NEW HAMPSHIRE.
Henry Dearborn, Lieutenant Colonel.
James Norris, Major.
Nicholas Gilman, Captain and Adjutant.
Joseph Boynton, Lieutenant and Adjutant.
Joseph Blanchard, 2nd Lieutenant and Paymaster.
John Hovey, Ensign and Quartermaster.
Jacob Hall, Surgeon.
Mark Howe, Surgeon.
Israel Evans, Brigade-Chaplain.
Daniel Livermore, Captain.
Isaac Frye, Captain.
William Ellis, Captain.
David McGregor, Captain.
William A. Hawkins, Captain.
Thomas Simpson, Captain.
 John Dennett, Lieutenant.
Benjamin Ellis, Lieutenant.
Adna Penniman, Lieutenant.
Jonathan Cass, Lieutenant.
Dudley L. Chase, Lieutenant.
Nathaniel Hoit, Lieutenant.
Nathaniel Leavit, Lieutenant.
Jonathan Cilley, Ensign.
Archibald Stark, Ensign.
Nathan Weare, Ensign.
Neal McGaffey, Ensign.
Moses Page, Ensign.
Bradbury Richards, Ensign.
SIXTH MASSACHUSETTS REGIMENT.
Daniel Whiting, Major.
William White, Lieutenant and Adjutant.
James Lunt, Lieutenant and Adjutant.
William McKendry, Lieutenant and Quartermaster.
Ezekiel Brown, Surgeon.
Francis DeBar, Surgeon's Mate.
Joseph Tucker, Ensign and Paymaster.
Asa Coburn, Captain.
Luke Day, Captain.
Benjamin Warren, Captain.
John Reed, Captain.
Daniel Lane, Captain.
Jonas Parker, Captain Lieutenant.
James Lunt, Lieutenant.
Samuel Buffington, Lieutenant.
Robert Givens, Lieutenant.
Elijah Day, Lieutenant.
William Curtis, Lieutenant.
Eliphalet Thorp, Lieutenant.
Stephen Carter, Lieutenant.
Ebenezer Peabody, Lieutenant.
Luther Trobridge, Lieutenant.
 Richard Bagnal, Ensign.
Levi Parker, Ensign.
Edward Hand, Brigadier General.
Jonathan Snowden, Aide-de-Camp and Lieutenant.
Captain William Sproat, Aide-de-Camp and Brigade Major.
Rev. William Rogers, D. D., Chaplain of Brigade.
John Van Anglen, Commissary.
William Kinnerly, Surgeon.
Lieut. Col. William Butler, Fourth Pennsylvania Regiment,
Transferred from 4th Brigade, August, 1779.
Lieut. Col. Adam Hubley, Eleventh Pennsylvania Regiment.
Major Daniel Burchardt, Pennsylvania German Regiment.
Col. Thomas Proctor, Artillery Regiment.
Major James Parr, Morgan's Riflemen, Transferred from
4th Brigade, August, 1779.
Captain Anthony Selin, Schott's Rifle Corps.
Captain John Franklin, Wyoming Militia.
Captain Simon Spalding, Independent Wyoming Company.
FOURTH PENNSYLVANIA REGIMENT.
William Butler, Lieutenant Colonel.
Thomas Church, Major.
George Boss, Lieutenant and Adjutant.
Erkuries Beatty, Lieutenant and Paymaster.
Peter Summers, Lieutenant and Quartermaster.
Charles McCarter, Surgeon.
George Tudor, Captain.
William Gray, Captain.
Henry Becker, Jr., Captain.
William Henderson, Captain.
William Cross, Captain.
 Garret Stediford, Lieutenant.
Wilder Bevins, Lieutenant.
Matthew Polan, Lieutenant.
John Pratt, Lieutenant.
Henry Henley, Lieutenant.
Andrew Henderson, Ensign.
Nathaniel Smith, Ensign.
ELEVENTH PENNSYLVANIA REGIMENT.
Adam Hubley, Lieutenant Colonel.
Evan Edwards, Major.
George Bush, Captain and Paymaster.
William Huston, Lieutenant and Adjutant.
John Mahon, Lieutenant and Quartermaster.
Thomas Wiggins, Surgeon.
Lawrence Keene, Captain.
Andrew Walker, Captain.
Abraham G. Claypoole, Captain.
Isaac Sweeny, Captain.
Henry Carbury, Captain.
Jeremiah Jackson, Captain Lieutenant.
Edward Burke, 1st Lieutenant.
Septimus Davis, 1st Lieutenant.
William McCurdy, 1st Lieutenant.
William Lemmon, 1st Lieutenant.
James Pettigrew, 1st Lieutenant.
Benjamin Street, 1st Lieutenant.
Samuel Morrison, 1st Lieutenant.
Jacob Weitzel, 2nd Lieutenant.
Robert Allison, Ensign.
Samuel Reed, Ensign.
Henry Burley, Ensign.
Francis Thornbury, Ensign.
William Huston, Ensign.
 GERMAN BATTALION.
Daniel Burchardt, Major.
Peter Boyer, Captain and Paymaster,
Jacob Rayboldt, Ensign and Quartermaster.
John Weidman, Lieutenant and Adjutant.
Peter Peres, Surgeon.
Jacob Bunner, Captain.
Frederick Wm. Rice, Captain.
Bernard Hubley, Captain.
Philip Schrawder, Captain Lieutenant.
Jacob Cremer, Lieutenant.
Christ. Godfried Swartz, Lieutenant.
David Dieffenderfer, Ensign.
Christian Cleckner, Ensign.
Thomas Proctor, Colonel.
Thomas Forrest, Lieutenant Colonel.
William Adams, Surgeon.
Isaac Craig, Captain.
Joseph Rice, Captain.
Francis Proctor, Captain.
John Brice, Captain.
Robert Coltman, Captain.
Patrick Duffy, Captain Lieutenant.
Worsley Emes, Captain Lieutenant.
James Parr, Major.
Michael Simpson, Captain.
Thomas Boyd, Lieutenant.
Benjamin Chambers, Ensign.
 Anthony Selin, Captain.
Lawrence Myers, Lieutenant.
Christian Froelich, Lieutenant.
John Franklin, Captain.
INDEPENDENT WYOMING COMPANY.
Simon Spalding, Captain.
John Jenkins, Lieutenant.
James Clinton, Brigadier General.
Rev. John Gano, Brigade Chaplain.
John Pratt, Ass't Commissary of Issues.
William Popham, Aide-de-Camp.
Capt. Leonard Bleecker, Brigade Major and Inspector.
Until Aug. 23, 1779.
Major Nicholas Fish, Brigade Major and Inspector.
Dr. Stephen McCrea, Brigade Surgeon.
Col. Philip Van Cortlandt, † Second New York Regiment.
Col. Peter Gansevoort, Third New York Regiment.
Lieut. Col. Frederick Weissenfels, Fourth New York Regiment.
Col. Lewis Dubois, Fifth New York Regiment.
Detachment from Col. John Lamb's Artillery Regiment.
Volunteer Corps, under Colonel John Harper as Captain.
† See Bleecker's Order Book of 1779, (J. Sabin, New York, 1865,) p. 123 for Order of April 23, 1779, annexing the Second N. Y. Regiment to General Clinton's Brigade. See also page 5 thereof as to troops of that brigade.
 SECOND NEW YORK REGIMENT.
Philip Van Cortlandt, Colonel.
Pierre Regnier, Lieutenant Colonel.
Nicholas Fish, Major.
Charles Nukerck, Adjutant and Captain Lieutenant.
William Mundy, Quartermaster and 1st Lieutenant.
Tunis Van Wagenen, Quartermaster and 2nd Lieutenant.
Robert Provoost, Paymaster and Ensign.
Daniel Minema, Surgeon.
Charles Graham, Captain.
Samuel T. Pell, Captain.
Jacob Wright, Captain.
Jonathan Hallet, Captain.
Abner French, Captain.
James Fairlie, Lieutenant.
Elihu Marshall, Lieutenant.
Gilbert I. Livingston, Lieutenant.
Charles F. Weissenfels, Lieutenant.
John L. Hardenbergh.
Lieutenant 7th Company, Nov. 21, 1776, Adjutant January, 1780,
Tjerck Beekman, Lieutenant.
Andrew White, Lieutenant.
William Glenny, Lieutenant.
Bernardus Swartwout, Ensign.
John Brown, Ensign.
THIRD NEW YORK REGIMENT.
Peter Gansevoort, Colonel.
Marinus Willett, Lieutenant Colonel.
Robert Cochran, Major.
Christopher Hutton, Adjutant and Lieutenant.
Prentice Bowen, Quartermaster and Lieutenant.
Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, Paymaster and Ensign.
Hunlock Woodruff, Surgeon.
John Elliott, Jr., Surgeon's Mate.
 Leonard Bleecker, Captain.
Henry Tiebout, Captain.
Thomas DeWitt, Captain.
Cornelius T. Jansen, Captain.
Aaron Aorson, Captain.
George Sytez, Captain Lieutenant.
William Colbrath, Lieutenant.
William Tapp, Lieutenant.
Philip Conine, Lieutenant.
Gerrit Staats, Lieutenant.
Thomas McClellan, Lieutenant.
Benjamin Bogardus, Lieutenant.
Levi Stockwell, Lieutenant.
Josiah Bagley, Ensign.
George T. Denniston, Ensigh.
Samuel Lewis, Ensign.
Peter Magee, Ensign.
John Spoor, Ensign.
D. T. Fonday, Ensign.
Benjamin Herring, Ensign.
Gerrit B. Lansing, Ensign.
FOURTH NEW YORK REGIMENT.
Frederic Weissenfels, Lieutenant Colonel.
Joseph McCraken, Major.
Israel Smith, Paymaster and Captain.
Peter Elsworth, Adjutant and Lieutenant.
James Barritt, Quartermaster and Lieutenant.
John R. Vasche, Surgeon.
Samuel Sackett, Captain.
John David, Captain.
Jonathan Titus, Captain.
Benjamin Walker, Captain.
Nathaniel Norton, Captain.
Theodosius Fowler, Captain.
Edward Dunscomb, Captain Lieutenant.
 Joseph Frelick, Lieutenant.
Peter Van Bunschoten, Lieutenant.
Abraham Hyatt, Lieutenant.
Rudolphus Van Hovenburg, Lieutenant.
Thomas Hunt, Lieutenant.
Silas Gray, Lieutenant.
Daniel Deniston, Ensign.
Azariah Tuthill, Ensign.
Samuel Talmadge, Ensign.
Ephraim Woodruff, Ensign.
FIFTH NEW YORK REGIMENT.
Lewis Dubois, Colonel.
Henry Dubois, Adjutant and Captain Lieutenant.
Henry Dodge, Adjutant and Lieutenant.
Michael Connolly, Paymaster and 2nd Lieutenant.
James Johnston, Quartermaster and Ensign.
Samuel Cooke, Surgeon.
Ebenezer Hutchinson, Surgeon's Mate.
James Rosekrans, Captain.
John F. Hamtranck, Captain.
John Johnson, Captain.
Philip DuBois Bevier, Captain.
James Steward, Captain.
Henry W. Vanderburgh, Lieutenant.
Danial Birdsall, 2nd Lieutenant.
James Betts, 2nd Lieutenant.
Barthol Vanderburgh, Ensign.
Francis Hanmer, Ensign.
Henry Vanderburgh, Ensign.
NEW YORK ARTILLERY DETACHMENT.
[COL. JOHN LAMB'S REGIMENT.]
Isaiah Wool, Captain.
Thomas Machin, Captain.
Elisha Harvey, Lieutenant.
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