Cilley's description of Monmouth,

with reference to a Major Thair

"His excellency [Gen. Washington] ordered me [Col. Joseph Cilley of NH] to take the battalion that I then commanded, consisting of 350 rank and file from Poor's, Glover's, Patterson's, Larnard's and Varnum's brigades, with Lieutenant Colonel Dearborn and Major Thair, (who were with me) to go and see what I could do with the enemy's right wing which was formed in an orchard in our front."


Joseph Cilley to Thomas Bartlett, 22 July 1778. In Ryan, Dennis R., ed., A Salute to Courage, NY: Columbia University Press, 1979, p. 132-134.

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