Re: Monmouth Questions
No one knows for sure what unit(s) the cannon belonged to, though it
is possible they belonged to Woodford's Brigade. Of course, only 2
cannon were assigned to each brigade. Two may have been from
Woodford, the other two possibly from the NC Brigade, or Poor's
Brigade, the other organizations originally under Greene's Right Wing
According to Washington he "ordered General Poor with his own and the
Carolina Brigade [1st and 2nd North Carolina Regiments], to move
round upon their Right, and General Woodford upon their left, and the
Artillery to gall them in front: The Troops advanced with great
spirit to execute their orders But the impediments in their way
prevented their getting within reach before it was dark." So, no,
they never saw action.
And, another no, there was never a British attack on Combs Hill.
--- In Revlist@yahoogroups.com, umfspock87@c... wrote:
> Dear List,
> Does anyone know if the four American cannon that were placed on
> that the Visitor Center now sits were part of General Woodford's
brigade? I know
> Woodford covered the cannon, and that the cannon played a key role
> battle by delivering an enfilade fire on the British, but I'm not
sure to what
> unit the American cannon belonged to.
> On a similar note, did the British actually attempt to take the
hill, or did
> the morass at the hill's base prevent such an attempt. How much
> Woodford's brigade actually engage in?
> Most of the accounts of the battle that I know of fail to provide
> I'm looking for.
> Any help is appreciated.
> Your Servant,
> Mike Cecere 3rd & 7th VA