November 9 This day during the American Revolution

November 9, 1775 – at Lechmere Point, Massachussetts – On November 9, a British foraging party of 9 infantry companies and 100 grenadiers landed at Lechmere’s Point at high tide. They were to seize cattle needed for the British garrison. The American commanders in the area thought that this might be more than just a typical foraging party. Col. William Thompson and his Pennsylvania riflemen were ordered to make a counterattack. To support his operation, Col. Benjamin Woodbridge and part of his and part of Col. John Patterson’s regiment were sent for support.The water all around the point was icey. despite 2 feet of the icey water, the American force advanced against the British, who soon withdrew with 10 head of cattle. The Americans suffered 2 wounded. 


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