George Washington Papers

Return of the American Forces in New Jersey, 15 March 1777

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
Colo. Shreves 200
Chatham Colo. Wards to serve to 15th May 235
Pennsa Rifle 25
Rariton Wyoming Men 99
Westfeild 3d pennsylva 28
1st Jersey 94
4th do 157
12th pennsylva 162
Spank Town 1st pennsylva 171
German Batt. 125
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
Morgans Virga do 47
Geo. Scott’s1 do 63
Jas. Scott’s2 do 32
Rariton Jersey Militia do 423
Westfeild Ditto do 234

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.

1George 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.

2James 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.

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