Return of the American Forces in New Jersey
[15 Mar. 1777]
Return of Continental Troops under the command of his Excellency General Washington at the different Posts in the State of New Jersey. 15th March 1777.
|Posts||Regiments||Rank & File fit for duty|
|Morris Town||Parts of pennsylvania Regts||46|
|Bound Brook||8th pennsylva||342|
|Princetown||Capt Yates from Maryland||49|
|1 Compy Colo. Martin’s Jersey||35|
|Chatham||Colo. Wards to serve to 15th May||235|
|Spank Town||1st pennsylva||171|
|Whippany||1st 3d 4th 5th 6th 9th Virginia||74 well|
|571 innoculad 645|
|Different posts||Colo. proctors Artillery||130|
Return of Militia at the different Posts in Jersey 15th March 1777.
|Posts||Corps||Time to wh. they are engaged||Rank & File|
|Quibble Town||Rumsey’s Maryd||1st April||177|
There are besides the above, three or four hundred Jersey and other Militia whose time expires about the 28th March.
D, in the writing of Tench Tilghman, DNA:PCC, item 167. This return apparently accompanied GW’s letter to Hancock of 18 Mar. 1777, which Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene delivered to Hancock.
1. George Scott (1758–1826) was a second lieutenant in Col. Hugh Stephenson’s Maryland and Virginia rifle regiment from July to December 1776 and a captain in the Virginia militia in 1777 and 1778.
2. James Scott (1742–1779), a member of the Virginia conventions in 1775 and 1776 from Fauquier County, Va., raised an independent company of militia for the three months’ service in late 1776 and early 1777 that arrived at Quibbletown, N.J., on 1 Mar. 1777. Scott’s company disbanded in April 1777 when its time of service expired.