Updated as of ..6/13/2024

Specials


Skirmish Action Rules and Miniatures


On Military Matters Rules-Reviews, Notes and Feedback



Your Shopping Cart





Military Novels
Military Art
Toy Soldiers
Military Models
Wargaming
Wargaming Rules
Unit Histories
Militaria
Arms & Armor
Uniforms
General Military History
Ancients
Dark Ages
Middle Ages
Renaissance
16th Century
17th Century
Thirty Year's War
English Civil War
Late 17th Century
18th Century
Marlburian
War of the Austrian Succession
Seven Year's War
American War of Independence
French Revolution
19th Century
Napoleonics
War of 1812
US Indian Wars
Mexican American War
Crimean War
Indian Mutiny
Garabaldi Wars
American Civil War
American West
German Wars of Unification
Austro-Prussian Wars
Franco-Prussian Wars
Colonial Wars
Anglo-Boer Wars
Spanish-American War
20th Century
Aviation
Armored Fighting Vehicles/Artillery
Naval:1880-2000
Russo-Japanese War
Mexican Revolution
Balkan Wars
World War One
Russian Revolution
Spanish Civil War
Italian-Ethiopian War
Russo-Finnish War
World War Two
Post WWII
Korean War
French-Algerian War
Arab-Israeli Wars
Vietnam War
Modern War
Boardgames
Weapons
Command
Raids
Duel
Battle Orders
Modelling
Fortress
Essential History
Combat Aircraft
Aircraft of the Aces
Old Vanguard
New Vanguard
Campaign
Elite
Warrior
Men-at-Arms
French & Indian War
Videos
Magazines and Periodicals

Top

Your Shopping Cart



We accept the following, plus checks or cash

CUT OFF: Colonel Jedediah Huntington's 17th Continental (Connecticut) Regiment at the Battle of Long Island, August 27,1776

CUT OFF: Colonel Jedediah Huntington's 17th Continental (Connecticut) Regiment at the Battle of Long Island, August 27,1776
by Lewis, Charles

1-205730

The American Revolutionary War was just a little over one year old, when, shortly after midnight on the 27th of August 1776, the British Army began an attack in force on a small number of picket guards stationed in advance of the right wing of the American Army just south of Brooklyn, New York. Thus began what is generally known as the Battle of Long Island, arguably the largest battle of an extended and sanguinary conflict that was to last six more years.

Retreating precipitously, the terrified pickets sent word of the attack to George Washington's main army encamped behind fortified positions about three miles to the north. From there, American General William Alexander (Lord Stirling) was immediately dispatched with the regiments available to him south along the Gowanus Road to meet the British threat.

One of those American regiments was Colonel Jedediah Huntington's 17th Continental Regiment, made up of men primarily from eastern Connecticut. Arriving at the scene of action, Lord Stirling sent Colonel Huntington's Regiment, with parts of two other regiments, into the wooded hills inland from the Bay to protect his exposed left flank.

In doing so, the general unwittingly sent Huntington's Regiment into oblivion. What happened to the Connecticut men of Huntington's 17th Continental Regiment after they marched off into what was the most isolated and remote part of the battlefield would remain a mystery for the next two and a half centuries.

For the first time, herein, the author has been able to piece together the fate of Huntington's Regiment from diaries, Revolutionary War pension records, Connecticut State records, family histories, and town records and histories. While this book tells the story of the regiment as a whole, genealogists will find it of value as it also provides brief biographies of many of the individual soldiers who served in the regiment during 1776. Names and places have been thoroughly indexed.

The book is 302 pages in all, with maps, illustrations and photographs of important locations included. There are extensive footnotes, a thorough bibliography, and an appendix which contains important historical documents related to Huntington's Regiment.

1 vol, 320 pgs 2009 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
NEW-softcover ......$29.00

Add to Cart

Updated as of 6/13/2024

ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
rct - recent arrival or pending publication, spc - OMM Special Price