Long Island, New York

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Long Island, New York

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK. August 1777. In conjunction with Sullivan's raid to Staten Island on 22 August 1777, General Samuel H. Parsons attacked Setauket, which was defended by 150 Tories of De Lancey's regiment under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Richard Hewlett. The attack was repulsed "after a brisk cannonade and five hours' perseverance," noted Sir Henry Clinton.

SEE ALSO Alexander, William; Clinton, Henry; Cornwallis, Charles; Grant, James; Heister, Leopold Philip von; Howe, Richard; Howe, William; Jamaica Pass; New York Campaign; Parsons, Samuel Holden; Putnam, Israel.


Clinton, Sir Henry. The American Rebellion: Sir Henry Clinton's Narrative of His Campaigns, 1775–1782. Edited by William B. Willcox. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1954.