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Letter from Pinketham Eaton to Jethro Sumner [Extract]
Eaton, Pinketham
August 24, 1780
Volume 14, Page 769

MAJ. P. EATON TO GEN. JETHRO SUMNER.

August 24, 1780.

“I would have sent sooner but, wished to give you an account of this confused affair to the south. Last night a soldier from Gen. Hogun came in who had enlisted with the British. He informed me that we retreated three times and rallied again, and at the last rally routed the enemy. This fellow gives a very particular account, as he left the place after it was all over.”