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On August 3rd 1777 James Thatcher, MD notes in his journal:
"It appears by the papers, that congress resolved, on the 14th of June last, that the flag of the 13 United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation."

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Maxwell’s Brigade | 2nd New Jersey Regiment
Organized December 1775 at Burlington and Trenton from Gloucester, Huntington, Burlington, Salem and Sussex Counties.

Entered Valley Forge with 275 assigned, 204 fit for duty.

Left Valley Forge in March 1778 for New Jersey with 443 assigned 373 fit for duty.

Previous engagements: Defense of Canada, Lake Champlain, Northern New Jersey, Defense of Philadelphia, Philadelphia-Monmouth

Field Officers
Colonel Israel Shreve
Lt. Colonel William D’Hart
Major Richard Howell #RichardHowell
Company Commanders
Captain John Cumming
Captain John Sparks
Captain John Hollingshead
Captain Nathaniel Bowman
Captain Henry Luce
Captain William Helms
Captain Samuel Heading
Captain Jonathan Phillips
Captain James Dillen
Regimental Staff
Quartermaster Benjamin Osmon
Adjutant Luther Halsey
Paymaster John Peck
Paymaster William Shute
Surgeon Lewis Howell
Surgeon’s Mate Ebenezer Elmer
Quartermaster Sergeant George Mcdonald
Sergeant Major William Barr
Drum Major William Burtless

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Letter from Richard Howell to Benedict Arnold to General Maxwell before the battle of Monmouth

My brother Aaron and I are currently working on our new website and there is a great deal of information about the 2nd New Jersey Brigade.  Please check it out!

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Wikitree page for Richard Howell #RichardHowell

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George Washington's movements from Dec. 26 1776 - Jan. 3 1777 at Trenton and Environs

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Battle of Germantown Chew House

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