Resources

Readings

Below are some resources with additional information about New York State Society officers and regiments of the Revolutionary War as well as the General Society of the Cincinnati.

History of the New York Officers and Regiments of the American Revolution


Sypher, Francis J. Jr. New York State Society of the Cincinnati, Biographies of Original Members and Other Continental Officers. Fishkill, New York: New York State Society of the Cincinnati, 2004.

New York State Society of the Cincinnati, Histories of New York Regiments of the Continental Army. Fishkill, New York: New York State Society of the Cincinnati, 2008

Bleeker, Leonard

The Order book of Capt. Leonard Bleeker, Major of Brigade in the early part of the expedition under Gen. James Clinton, against the Indian Settlements of Western New York, in the Campaign of 1779. New York: Joseph Sabin, 84 Nassau Street. 1865. This account was written by Capt. Bleeker of the 3rd New York Regiment when they participated in the Sullivan expedition in 1779.

Fischer, David Hackett

Washington's Crossing. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Fleming, Thomas J.

Washington’s Secret War, The Hidden History of Valley Forge. New York, NY, HarperCollins Publishers, 2005

Gansevoort, Peter Jr.

Hero of Fort Schuyler: Selected Revolutionary War Correspondence of Brigadier General Peter Gansevoort Jr. edited by David A Danzan and Matthew J. Hollis, Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2014.

Gardiner, Asa Bird

New York Continental Line of the Army of the Revolution. Magazine of American History, Vol. 7, No. 6, December 1881. Pgs. 401-419. Gardiner talks about activities of all five of the New York Continental Regiments.

Hardenbergh, John L.

The Journal of Lieut. John L. Hardenbergh of the Second New York Continental Regiment, From May 1 to October 3, 1779, In General Sullivan's Campaign Against the Western Indians. Auburn, New York: Knapp & Peck, 1879.

Johnston, Henry P.

The Yorktown Campaign and the Surrender of Cornwallis 1781. New York, NY: Harper and Brothers Franklin Square, 1881.

Kilmeade, Brian

George Washington's Secret Six, The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution. New York, NY: Penguin Group (USA) LLC, 2013.

Leake, Isaac Q.

Memoir of the Life and Times of General John Lamb. Albany, N.Y.: Joel Munsell, 1857. General Lamb led the Second Continental Artillery Regiment

Leggett, Abraham

Narrative of Major Abraham Leggett, of the Army of the Revolution. Edited by Charles I. Bushnell (NY: Privately Printed, 1865). Major Leggett was a member of the 5th New York Regiment. He describes his activities during the war include his time as a prisoner of war.

Linton, Calvin D

The Bicentennial Almanac. New York, NY: Thomas Nelson Inc., 1975.

Livingston, Henry

Journal of Major Henry Livingston, of the Third New York Continental Line, August to December 1775, edited by Gaillard Hunt. Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol 22, no. 1 (April 1898), pp. 9-33.

McCullough David

1776. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2005.

Morrissey, Brendan

Monmouth Courthouse 1778, The last great battle in the North. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing Ltd, 2004

Rae, John W.

Morristown: A Military Headquarters of the American Revolution. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2002

Richards, Dave

Swords in Their Hands, George Washington and the Newburgh Conspiracy. Chandler, N.C.: Pisgah Press, LLC, 2013

Roberts, James A

New York in the Revolution as Colony and State: These Records were Discovered, Arranged and Classified in 1895, 1896, 1897 and 1898. 2nd Edition. Albany, NY: Press of Brandow Printing Company, 1898. 1st edition 1897

Schecter, Barnet

The Battle for New York: The City at the Heart of the American Revolution. New York: Walker and Company, 2002.

Stevens, John Austin

Magazine of American History: With Notes and Queries, Volume 2, Issues 1-6, John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Henry Phelps Johnston, Martha Joanna Lamb, Nathan Gillett Pond. A.S. Barnes & Co., 1878. Pages 163-175 (Col. Ritzema and Capt. John Cornelius Ten Broeck 1st NY Regt). See Google Books.

Tallmadge, Samuel and others

Orderly books of the Fourth New York Regiment 1778 - 1780: the Second New York Regiment 1780 - 1783. New York: University of the State of New York, 1932.

Von Steuben, F.W.

Baron von Steuben’s Revolutionary War Drill Manual, A Facsimile Reprint of the 1794 Edition. New York, N.Y.: Dover Publications 1985. Also known as “Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States, to which is added An Appendix containing, the United States Militia Act, Passed in Congress, May, 1792.”

Willett, Marinus

A Narrative of the Military Actions of Colonel Marinus Willett. Taken Chiefly from his Own Manuscript, prepared by his son, William M. Willett. New York: Published by G.C.H Carvill, 1831.

Wood, W.J.

Battles of the Revolutionary War 1775 - 1781. Cambridge, MA: DA CAPO Press, 1990.

Wright, Robert K.

The Continental Army. Army Lineage Series, David F. Trask, General editor. Washington D.C.: Center of Military History, United States Army, 1983.


New York Officers in the Continental Army


Campbell, William W.

Lecture on the life and military services of General James Clinton. Read before the New-York Historical society, Feb. 1839. New York, NY: New York Historical Society, 2011.

Chernow, Ron

Alexander Hamilton. New York: Penguin Books, 2004.

Gabriel, Michael

Major General Richard Montgomery: The Making of an American Hero. Danvers, Massachusetts: Rosemont Publishing and Printing Corp, 2002.

Gerlach, Don R.

Proud Patriot, Philip Schuyler and the War of Independence 1775-1783. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1987.

Isenberg, Nancy

Fallen Founder, The Life of Aaron Burr. New York, NY: Penguin Books, 2007.

Lee, John K.

George Clinton: Master Builder of the Empire State. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2009.

Lockhart, Paul

The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron von Steuben and the making of the American Army. New York, NY: Harpers Collins Publishers. 2010.

MacDougall, William L.

American Revolutionary A Biography of General Alexander McDougall. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. 1977.

Nelson, Paul David

General Horatio Gates: A Biography. Louisiana: Louisiana State University. 1976.

Newton, Michael E.

Alexander Hamilton, The Formative Years. Eleftheria Publishing, 2015.

Syrett, Harold C.

The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1961 - 1987.


History of the Society of the Cincinnati


Myers, Minor Jr.

Liberty without Anarchy, A History of the Society of the Cincinnati. Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 1983.

Schuyler, John

Institution of the Society of the Cincinnati, Formed by the Officers of the American Army of the Revolution , 1783, with Extracts, from the Proceedings of its General Meetings and from the Transactions of the New York State Society. New York, NY, 1886. Revised edition published at Chelsea, Mich.: New York State Society of the Cincinnati, 1998. With biographies of 234 original members of the New York State Society of the Cincinnati, with 32 portraits (biographies and other figures).

Elliott. J.M.

The Institution of the Society of the Cincinnati formed by the Officers of the American Army, May 1783. J.M. Elliott, Printer, 133 Water Street, N. York. 1851


Websites


A&E Television Network www.history.com/this-day-in-history
National Park Service www.nps.gov/revwar/revolution_day_by_day/1776_main.html
Schenectady www.schenectadyhistory.org
Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sullivan_Expedition
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newburgh_Conspiracy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meigs_Raid
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stony_Point,_New_York

Some biographies can also be found on this web site.