8.31.2014

Colonel Phililp Reed's Official Report of the Battle of Caulk's Field

                    31 August 1814

Excerpt from (American) Colonel Philip Reed's official report of the battle of Caulk’s field

“…You will be surprised, Sir, when I inform you that in an engagement of so long continuance, in an open field, when the moon shone brilliantly on the rising ground occupied by our troops, while the shade of the neighboring woods under the protection of which the enemy fought gave us but an indistinct view of anything but the flash of his guns, that under the disparity of numbers against us, and the advantage of regular discipline on the side of the enemy we had not one man killed , and only one sergeant, one corporal and one private wounded, and those slightly.”

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