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Notes for Eleazer BARNUM


According to the Genealogical Record of the Barnum Family, Eleazer served with Captain Bertinck's Company, 7th Regiment, during the Revolutionary War. Reference has been found to a Col. Bentinck in the British army but no Bertinck/Bentinck has been found among Revolutionary forces.

The 7th Connecticut Provincial Regiment (1775) was commanded by Colonel Charles Webb. In August 1775, Charles Webb's Regiment was designated "The 39th Regiment of Foot." It was renamed in 1776 to19th Continental Regiment.

Authorized on September 16, 1776 in the Continental Army as the 7th Connecticut Regiment.
The regiment was organized between January 1- April 1777 at New Milford to consist of 8 companies from Litchfield, New Haven and New London Counties.
It was assigned to the on April 3, 1777 to the 2d Connecticut Brigade, an element of theHighland's Department.
Reassigned on June 15, 1777 from the 2d Connecticut Brigadeand assigned to the 1st Massachusetts Brigade, anHighland's Department.
Reassigned on July 10, 1777 from the 1st Massachusetts Brigade and assigned to the 2d Connecticut Brigade.
2d Connecticut Brigade relieved on September 14, 1777 from theHighland's Departmentand assigned to theMain Continental Army.
2d Connecticut Brigade relieved on May 1, 1779 from theMain Continental Armyand assigned to theHighland's Department.
Re-organized on July 11, 1779 to consist of 9 companies.
2d Connecticut Brigade relieved on November 16, 1779 from theHighland's Departmentand assigned to theMain Continental Army.
2d Connecticut Brigade relieved on November 27, 1780 from theMain Continental Armyand assigned to theHighland's Department.
Merged on January 1, 1781 with the5th Connecticut Regiment.

Significant Campaigns and Battles. The regiment would see action during thePhiladelphia Campaign 1777-78.
It took part in the following major battles:
Battle of Germantown (1777)
Battle of Brandywine (1777)
Battle of Monmouth (1778)
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