George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 25 August 1781]

[25th.] The 25th. the American Troops marched in two Columns—Genl. Lincoln with the light Infantry & first York Regiment pursuing the rout by Peramus to Springfield—while Colo. Lamb with his Regiment of Artillery—the Parke1—Stores and Baggage of the Army covered by the Rhode Island Regt. proceeded to Chatham by the way of Pompton & the two bridges.

The Legion of Lauzen & the Regiments of Bourbonne & Duponts2 with the heavy Parke of the French Army also Marched for percipony3 by Suffrans Pompton & [ ].

1That is, gun or artillery park.

2The Deux-Ponts Regiment was composed primarily of officers and men from the duchy of Deux-Ponts on the Franco-German border. Its colonel was Christian, comte de Deux-Ponts, with Guillaume, comte de Deux-Ponts, as lieutenant colonel. The regiment came to America with Admiral de Ternay’s fleet in the spring of 1780.

3Parsippany, Morris County, N.J., is six miles northeast of Morristown.

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