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The Massachusetts Militia Under Major General Benjamin Lincoln, September-November 1776

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The Massachusetts Militia Under Major General Benjamin Lincoln, September-November 1776

Posted: 15 Aug 2010 2:34PM GMT
Classification: Military
I have written an article "The Massachusetts Militia Under Major General Benjamin Lincoln, September-November 1776" which runs about 45 pages, but I am not familiar with Revolutionary War magazines or journals and therefore have no clue who might be interested in publishing it.

Based primarily on the Washington Correspondence, the Benjamin Lincoln Papers and affidavits contained in the pension applications of many of the soldiers under Lincoln's command, the article documents - I believe for the first time - the experiences of this group of Massachusetts Militia during the White Plains Campaign. It describes how Washington used the militia as a sort of coast guard along Westchester County's two water boundaries - along the Hudson and along Long Island Sound - in order to prevent the British from landing and to prevent the "disaffected" of the county from carrying on a communication with the enemy. During this period, elements of Lincoln's command were involved in the planning of a secret expedition to Long Island, the fighting at Throg's Neck and Pell's Point, and in numerous skirmishes with Roger's Queen's American Rangers.

Among the affidavits is the most detailed description I have seen of an incident involving British shipping that came down from Tarrytown to attack Dobb's Ferry and were driven off by American artillery as well as several eyewitness accounts of the fighting at White Plains.

The article also describes an important transitional period in the career of Benjamin Lincoln: between his service as the commander of the Massachusetts Militia and his service as a general in the Continental Army.

If anyone has any suggestion as to where this might be published, I would be very interested in hearing from you.
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lrmcg 15 Aug 2010 8:34PM GMT 
Licameli 27 May 2012 12:58AM GMT 
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