World of the Common Soldier
(Articles, Published and Unpublished)
Monmouth Campaign and Battle
1. “We struck our tents and loaded our baggage.”: Leaving Valley Forge
2. Progress, June 18, 1778.
3. Progress, June 19, 1778.
4. “Crost the dilliware pushed on about 5 milds …”: June 20, 1778: Progress and a River Crossing
5. “4 Wagons & Horses, and 1000 Men at a Try.”: The Mechanics of Ferrying an Army
6. “Halt on the first strong ground after passing the Delaware ...”: June 20th River Crossing
7. “The number of boats … will render the passage of the troops very expeditious.”: June 21st Ferry Operation
8. “The Troops are passing the River … and are mostly over.”: June 22d Crossing
9. “The Army will march off …”: June 22d and 23d, Camp at Amwell Meeting
10. “Just after we halted we sent out a large detachment …”: Camp and Council: Hopewell Township, 23 to 24 June
11. “Giving the Enemy a stroke is a very desireable event …”: Advancing to Englishtown, 24 to 28 June
- Progress, June 25, 1778.
- Progress, June 26, 1778.
- Progress, June 27, 1778.
- Forward to Battle, June 28, 1778.
12. “Our advanced Corps … took post in the evening on the Monmouth Road …”: Movements of Continental Detachments Followng the British, 24 to 28 June 1778
- The Advance Force: Scott’s, Wayne’s, Lafayette’s, and Lee’s Detachments.
- Daily Movements of Detachments Later Incorporated into Lee’s Advanced Corps.
13. Echoes of 1778, Three Years After.
1. Driving Directions, Continental Army Route from Valley Forge to Englishtown
2. Day by Day Recap of Route
3. The Road to Hopewell.
4. The Bungtown Road Controversy.
5. Weather During the Monmouth Campaign
6. Selected Accounts of the March from Valley Forge to Englishtown
a. Fifteen-year-old Sally Wister
b. Surgeon Samuel Adams, 3rd Continental Artillery
c. Henry Dearborn, lt. colonel, 3rd New Hampshire Regiment
d. Captain Paul Brigham, 8th Connecticut Regiment
e. Sergeant Ebenezer Wild, 1st Massachusetts Regiment
f. Sgt. Jeremiah Greenman, 2d Rhode Island Regiment
g. Dr. James McHenry, assistant secretary to General Washington
7. List of Related works by the author on military material culture and the
1. Army General and Brigade Orders, June 1778.
a. Orders Regulating the Army on the March from Valley Forge.
b. Orders Issued During the Movement from Valley Forge to Englishtown.
2. Division and Brigade Composition for Washington’s Main Army to 22 June 1778
3. Washington’s army vehicle allotment for the march to Coryell’s Ferry,
4. Wheeled Transportation (a primer on the vehicles and artillery on the road to Monmouth, including twenty-one illustrations)
5. Division and Brigade Composition for Washington’s Main Army after 22 June 1778
“The common necessaries of life …” A Revolutionary Soldier’s Wooden Bowl,” including, “‘Left sick on the Road’: An Attempt to Identify the Soldier Left at the Paxson Home, ‘Rolling Green,’ June 1778.”)
“‘The pleasure of their number’: 1778, Crisis, Conscription, and Revolutionary Soldiers’ Recollections”
ALHFAM Bulletin, vol. XXXIII, no. 3 (Fall 2003), 23-34; no. 4 (Winter 2004), 23-34; vol. XXXIV, no. 1 (Spring 2004), 19-28.
"'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
June 2013 Battle of Monmouth "Recreated New Jersey Continental Regiment Augmented With Nine-months Levies" (June 1778 Roster for Capt. Jonathan Phillips' Company, 2d New Jersey Regiment. For members and friends of the Augusta County Militia interested in portraying a New Jersey Continental company with both long-term soldiers and nine-month drafts from the militia during the 1778 Monmouth Campaign)
Steuben's original Instructions March-April 1778, as written in regimental order books at Valley Forge (Transcribed by Matthew Murphy, February 2003; Transcription of original manuscript of Steuben's Discipline)
Steuben s Regulations for the Order and Discipline of Troops 1807; Later edition of Maj. Gen. Friedrich Wilhelm de Steuben's Manual of Exercise and Maneuver (substantially the same as the Blue Book published in 1779)
“‘None of you know the hardships of A soldiers life …’: Service of the Connecticut Regiments in Maj. Gen. Alexander McDougall’s Division, 1777-1778” (Mss., author’s collection, 2009)
“I am … Packing up my baggage in order to March”: Service on the North River, and Movement into Pennsylvania, May to September 1777
“God Grant I may Always be Preserv'd …”: The Battle of Germantown and Schuylkill Expedition, October 1777
“So small A Garrison never attaind Greater achievments …”: Forts Mifflin and Mercer, and Maneuvers in New Jersey, November 1777
“Nothing to cover us But ye heavens …”: The Whitemarsh Encampment and Early Days at Valley Forge, December 1777
“This is a very Different Spirit in the Army …”: Wintering Over at Valley Forge and Spring Training, January to June 1778
“Sixty three bullet holes were made through the colours …”: Summer Campaign and the Battle of Monmouth, June 1778
“The Troops of the whole line will exercise and manoeuvre …”: The March to New York and the White Plains Encampment, July to September 1778
“The Enemy are upon the eve of some general and important move.”: The Fredericksburgh Camp and Shifting Commanders, September to October 1778
“Their countrymen would … conclude the Devil was in them …”: McDougall’s Division Takes Post in Connecticut, October and November 1778
“Grievances … Justly complained of by your Soldiers …”: The Connecticut Line Winter Camp, December 1778 to January 1779
"'None of you know the hardships of A soldiers life …': Service of the Connecticut Regiments of Maj. Gen. Alexander McDougall’s Division, 1777-1778" and Bibliography/Appendix to "None of you know the hardships of A soldiers life …': Service of the Connecticut Regiments of Maj. Gen. Alexander McDougall’s Division, 1777-1778"
"`We ... got ourselves cleverly settled for the night': Soldiers' Shelter on Campaign During the War for Independence," part IV, "`We are now ... properly ... enwigwamed.': British Soldiers and Brush Huts, 1776-1781": Overview
"Laying up poles and covering them with leaves ...": Building Brush Huts
Comparative Use of Makeshift Shelters in the French and Indian War, and American Civil War
A. "Found the regiment lying in bush huts ...": Continental Troops on Campaign and on the March, 1778-1780.
B. "Pine huts," "Huts of rails," and "Bush Tents": Virginia and the Carolinas, 1781-1782.
C. "Return of Camp Equipage":More on Tents.
Military Collector & Historian, vol. 56, no. 2 (2004), 98-106.