6 The Continental losses numbered around forty-three, including eleven killed, seven of whom lost their lives during the counterattack by Joseph Brant against the 2nd New Hampshire. Join in this 18th Century battle reenactment event, when scores of reenactors will accurately portray life as soldiers, sutlers, civilians and camp-followers during our country's Revolutionary War. The Battle of Newtown was a major battle of the Sullivan Expedition, an armed offensive led by Major General John Sullivan that was ordered by the Continental Congress to end the threat of the Iroquois who had sided with the British in the Revolutionary War. This was the battle that broke the back of the Iroquois League and … In the best account of Sullivan’s expedition, The Wilderness War, by Allan W. Eckert describes the Battle of Newtown as not being “a bloody battle compared to others, but it was most certainly a significant one.
August 23 - 25, 2019 - Newtown Battlefield State Park The Continental Army, British Crown Forces and Indian Warriors are all coming to Newtown Battlefield State Park.
The Battle of Newtown was the most significant engagement of the Sullivan Campaign and marked the only defensive stand taken by the Iroquois. General Clinton and his smaller army left from Albany, New York and traveled along the Mohawk River, crossing overland to Otsego Lake, then down the Susquehanna to meet with Sullivan’s army near Tioga (present day Athens, PA). Battle of Newtown August 23, 24 & 25, 2019 Schedule of Events Friday, August 23, 2019 . The American Battlefield Trust's map of the Revolutionary War Battle of Newtown, New York on August 29, 1779. Re-enactors arrive and a re-enactor only activity planned (check back for further info) Saturday, August 24, 2019 9:00 AM Event opens to the public. The Battle of Newtown: General Sullivan and his army left from Easton, Pennsylvania in the late summer of 1779, traveling along the Susquehanna River. Welcome to the 240th Anniversary Battle of Newtown! The Battle of Newtown was the decisive clash in one of the largest offensive campaigns of the American Revolution. Gen. George Washington had dispatched Gen. John Sullivan with an army from Eston, Pennsylvania and Gen. James Clinton with an army gathered at Canajoharie in the Mohawk Valley, in what was to become known as the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign. The Battle of Newtown (August 29, 1779) was a major battle of the Sullivan Expedition, an armed offensive led by General John Sullivan that was ordered by the Continental Congress to end the threat of the Iroquois who had sided with the British in the American Revolutionary War. John Butler and Jose John Butler and Joseph Brant did not want to make a stand at Newtown, but proposed instead to harass the enemy on the march. On the morning of August 29, 1779, American General John Sullivan led a force of about 4,000 soldiers on a mission to destroy an Indian settlement that had been established at Newtown.