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John U. Rees 136 North Sugan Road, New Hope, Pa. 18938 Phone: (215) 862-2348 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org New Jersey Brigade (List 9 of 15) New Jersey Brigade, vol. 2, 808 (250 words), Mark M. Boatner, Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, Harold E. Selesky, ed. (2nd Edition, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2006) “`What is this you have been about to day?’: The New Jersey Brigade at the Battle of Monmouth, 28 June 1778,” narrative and appendices available only on the World Wide Web, http://revwar75.com/library/rees/monmouth/MonmouthToc.htm "`We ... wheeled to the Right to form the Line of Battle': Colonel Israel Shreve's Journal of 1777," The Brigade Dispatch, vol. XXII, no. 1 (Spring 1992), 7-16. "`He Come Out with us this time As a Volunteer': Soldiers Serving Without Pay in the Second New Jersey Regiment, 1777-1780," Military Collector & Historian, vol. XLV, no. 4 (Winter 1993), 154-55. http://revwar75.com/library/rees/volunteer.htm “`Be pleased to fill up the vacancy with the eldest Captain in the line …’: Field Officers, Commissioned Officers, and Staff of the 2nd New Jersey Regiment December 1777 to May 1779,” http://revwar75.com/library/rees/pdfs/MonmouthP.htm "'The Great Neglect in provideing Cloathing': Uniform Colors and Clothing in the New Jersey Brigade During the Monmouth Campaign of 1778":
"The Jersey Blues:" The New Jersey Regiments, 1755-1776 "Never...Our Proper Quantity:" The New Jersey Brigade of 1777 "The Regiments Have No Uniforms or Distinguishing Colours:" Uniform Coats and the New Jersey Brigade During 1778 “The following Articles of Cloathing …”: 1778 Nine Months Levies’ Apparel “Only a few light things in the Spring.": Clothing the Jersey Brigade’s Long Term Soldiers, 1778
Military Collector & Historian, two parts: vol. XLVI, no. 4. (Winter 1994), 163-170; vol. XLVII, no. 1 (Spring 1995), 12-20. http://revwar75.com/library/rees/neglect1.htm and http://revwar75.com/library/rees/neglect2.htm
"'One of the best in the army.': An Overview of Brigadier General William Maxwell's Jersey Brigade," The Continental Soldier, vol. XI, no. 2 (Spring 1998), 45-53 http://revwar75.com/library/rees/njbrigade.htm "`The great distress of the Army for want of Blankets ...': Supply Shortages, Suffering Soldiers, and a Secret Mission During the Hard Winter of 1780":
"Our condition for want of ... Blankets is quite painful ...": Shortages in the Continental Army, 1776-1779 "Without even a shadow of a blanket ...": Desperate Measures to Procure Covering for the Army, 1780
Military Collector & Historian, vol. 52, no. 3 (Fall 2000), 98-110. http://revwar75.com/library/rees/blanketts.htm “`The end of the war will be the commencement of our felicity.’: Insights on Two Campaigns, Col. Israel Shreve (1779) and Lt. Col. Francis Barber (1781),” American Revolution (Magazine of the American Revolution Association), vol. 1, no. 3 (October 2009), 47-52. http://revwar75.com/library/rees/pdfs/Shreve.pdf “`Their presence Here … Has Saved this State …’: Continental Provisional Battalions with Lafayette in Virginia, 1781” Part 1. “`This Detachement is Extremely Good …’: The Light Battalions Move South”
A. “`The Fire of the Light Infantry …cheked the Enemys Progress …’: Light Battalion Composition and Service” B. “`Ill founded jealousies, and groundless suspicions.” ‘: Unrest in the Light Battalions” C. “`The Cloathing you … long ago Sent to the light infantry is not Yet Arrived.‘: Apparel and Equipment”
The Brigade Dispatch, vol. XXXVI, no. 2 (Autumn 2006), 2-23. http://revwar75.com/library/rees/pdfs/light.pdf Appendices for Above 1. Diary of Soldier with Lafayette’s Light Infantry, 1781 http://revwar75.com/library/rees/pdfs/Atkins.pdf.pdf 2. Asa Redington, Scammell’s Light Infantry Regiment, 1781 http://revwar75.com/library/rees/pdfs/Redington.pdf 3. Barber’s Light Battalion, 1781 (New Jersey Light Company Personnel) http://revwar75.com/library/rees/pdfs/Barber.pdf "Eyewitness to Battle: The Pension Depositions of Frederick Van Lew and Isaac Childs," The Brigade Dispatch, vol. XXIX, no. 3 (Autumn 1999), 18-20. http://revwar75.com/library/rees/vanlewchilds.htm "Eyewitness to Battle: The New Jersey Brigade at Connecticut Farms and Springfield, June 1780," The Brigade Dispatch, vol. XXIX, no. 4 (Winter 1999), 20-22. http://revwar75.com/library/rees/smithandshreve.htm “`Endeavering to Keep them from going to New York ’: The New Jersey Brigade’s Pursuit of the British Army, 18-27 June 1778” (manuscript) "`The devastations of war …’: The New Jersey Brigade, July 1778 to June 1779” (manuscript)
“`The Combat was Renewed very Briskly ...': Maxwell's Brigade and the 1780 British Incursion into New Jersey" (manuscript) "`The enemy hove in a tollerable fire ...': New Jersey Brigade Casualties in the Actions of Connecticut Farms and Springfield, June 1780" http://revwar75.com/library/rees/hove.htm “`Remembour me to all inquiring friends’: New Jersey Private Henry Johnson’s Letters, 1778 to 1780” (manuscript) "`The new Leveys are coming in dayly ...': The Nine Month Draft in the Second New Jersey Regiment and Maxwell's New Jersey Brigade” (Including a study of "The Use and Effect of the Nine-Month Draft in the Other Brigades of Washington's Army"). * "`In reduced circumstances': Pension Papers of the Soldiers of the 2nd New Jersey Regiment" * "`From thence to the Battle ...': Gleanings from the Pension Depositions of the Soldiers of the New Jersey Brigade for 1778" * "Losses in the New Jersey Brigade at the Battles of: Short Hills (June 26, 1777); Brandywine (September 11, 1777); Germantown (October 4, 1777)." * "`They answered him with three cheers …’: New Jersey Brigade Losses in the Monmouth Campaign, 17 June to 6 July 1778" * http://revwar75.com/library/rees/NJlosses.htm "Listing of the Names of Casualties in the 2nd New Jersey Regiment from 1777 to Spring of 1779" * * (Note: All the above marked with an asterisk are included in "I Expect to be stationed in Jersey sometime...": An Account of the Services of the New Jersey Regiment, December 1777 to June 1778, Part I MSS (1994), for which see below.)
"I Expect to be stationed in Jersey sometime...": An Account of the Services of the Second New Jersey Regiment:
Part I, December 1777 to June 1778 (1994, unpublished, copy held in the collections of the David Library of the American Revolution, Washington Crossing, Pa.), contains seventeen appendices covering various subjects including studies of the casualties incurred by the New Jersey Brigade (1777-1779), the uniform clothing of the New Jersey Brigade (1776-1778), the use of the nine-month draft in 1778, and names of all the officers and enlisted men of the regiment. Also included is a collection of pension narratives of the common soldiers of the New Jersey Brigade:
The March to Winter Quarters: 13 December to 25 December 1777 General Orders, 20 December to 25 December 1777 Countering the "depredations of the Enemy": 23 December to 28 December 1777 The Valley Forge Camp in the Waning Days of 1777 A. General Orders: 25 December to 31 December 1777 B. "I fancy we may ... Content ourselves in these Wigwams ...": 1 January to 19 March 1778 Valley Forge in the First Months of 1778 General Orders, 1 January to 19 March 1778 "I Expect to be stationed in Jersey sometime ...": 22 March to 1 April 1778 General Orders of the Army, 20 March to 28 March 1778 "The Enemy Giting intelligence of our movement ...": 4 April to 30 May 1778 General Orders of the Army, 8 April to 6 May 1778 Reinforcements and Alarms: The Actions of Brigadier General William Maxwell and the Remainder of the Jersey Brigade, May 7 to May 24, 1778 The Institution of Nine-Month Enlistments from the New Jersey Militia, February to June 1778 Procuring Arms and Equipment for the Regiment, March to June 1778 Clothing the Men in the Spring of 1778 The Jersey Brigade is Reunited, May 28 to June 19, 1778 Appendices (partial list) Company Strengths and Dispositions, December 1777 to May 1779 (including tables of casualties, deserters, etc.) Monthly Regimental Strength as Taken from the Muster Rolls, December 1777 to May 1779 Listing of Field Officers, Company Officers, and Staff, December 1777 to May 1779 Company Organization, December 1777 to May 1779 A. Lineage of Companies, 1777 to 1779 B. Continuity of Company Command Through May 1779 Proportion of Men from 2nd N.J. of 1776 Who Reenlisted in 2nd N.J. of 1777 A Listing of Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates of the 2nd N.J. of 1778
Part II, June 1778 to June 1779, covers the period from the onset of the 1778 Monmouth Campaign to the unit’s departure for the 1779 expedition led by Major General John Sullivan against the Iroquois (manuscript).