August 29th, 1778 - 8:30 AM

Skirmish at Turkey Hill

Hessian forces attacked Lauren’s forces along the base of Turkey Hill. The Hessians attacked aggressively. They charged into the American lines forcing the Americans to retreat up Turkey Hill. Laurens’s men were able to fire an effective volley into the Hessian line as they moved up Turkey Hill. Hessians charged into the American lines with bayonets fixed. Captain Malsburg was nicked in the hand by a musket ball, as Malsburg ducked a second musket ball grazed his hat. Hessians continued their push forcing the Americans to fall back from Turkey Hill. American Artillery from Butts Hill fired into the Hessian position on Turkey Hill to cover the retreating American forces.