August 29th, 1778 - 6:30 AM

The British Move to Thwart American Retreat

Pigot ordered three columns north to attack Sullivan’s Army. General Francis Smith consisted of the 38th, 54th, 22nd and 43rd Regiment of Foot. General Pigot instructed General Richard Prescott lead the 54th and 38th Regiment of Foot to march to Easton Beach to take possession of Honeyman Hill. The 22nd and 43rd Regiment of Foot traveled up East Road towards Portsmouth. Captain Friedrich von der Malsburg advance guard of 150 Hessian chasseurs, 1st and 2nd Ansbach Regiments, Noltenius and General Friedrich von Lossberg headed down West Road.