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John Chilton letter [page 3]

P.S. Since I finished my letter am informed that we had about 20 killed & as many wounded. It is said that the enemy consisted of about 10,000 tho' suppose they had not above 2 or 3,000 in the action we had not so many. We have formed a line from River to River which is about a Mile & half.

I wrote my last of 13th this inst. to Mr. Blackwell which hope will get to his hand.

 

[On this page of the letter, Chilton drew his crude map of the battle of Harlem Heights, which is shown here.]

Map of the battle of Harlem Heights, drawn by Capt. John Chilton