This British force consisted of some Native warriors, some provincial dragoons and men from the 8th regiment. They made their way to the farm without being detected by the enemy pickets, but while they were loading the supplies the Americans appeared. The Indians under the command of Captain John Norton engaged the American force. This battle lasted until the afternoon when American reinforcements joined the battle. The reinforcements were men from the 13th U.S. Infantry. This was to much for the small British force and they began to retire. Lieutenant Eldridge and some forty U.S. soldiers gave chase and were ambushed by the Indians that had concealed themselves in a ravine. In a matter of minutes 28 Americans had been killed or wounded or taken prisoner. Lieutenant Eldridge was killed in this battle. The Indians had three wounded.
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