Jacob Caulk, Private, Army of Delaware Citation_note (1755 - c.1840) Icn_world

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Birthplace: DE, USA
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About Jacob Caulk, Private, Army of Delaware

Fought in Revolutionary War .

Was in the battles of

Monmouth

Camden

Cowpens

Guilford

Eutaw Springs

Wounded at both Guilford and Eutaw Springs

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Jacob Caulk, Private, Army of Delaware's Timeline

1778
June 28, 1778
Age 23
Monmouth, NJ, USA

Ref http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Monmouth

The Battle of Monmouth (pronounced /ˈmɒnməθ/) was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on June 28, 1778 in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The Continental Army under General George Washington attacked the rear of the British Army column commanded by Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton as they left Monmouth Court House (modern Freehold Borough).

Unsteady handling of lead Continental elements by Major General Charles Lee had allowed British rearguard commander Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis to seize the initiative but Washington's timely arrival on the battlefield rallied the Americans along a hilltop hedgerow. Sensing the opportunity to smash the Continentals, Cornwallis pressed his attack and captured the hedgerow in stifling heat. Washington consolidated his troops in a new line on heights behind marshy ground, used his artillery to fix the British in their positions, then brought up a four gun battery under Major General Nathanael Greene on nearby Combs Hill to enfilade the British line, requiring Cornwallis to withdraw. Finally, Washington tried to hit the exhausted British rear guard on both flanks, but darkness forced the end of the engagement. Both armies held the field, but the British commanding General Clinton withdrew undetected at midnight to resume his army's march to New York City.

While Cornwallis protected the main British column from any further American attack, Washington had fought his opponent to a standstill after a pitched and prolonged engagement; the first time that Washington's army had achieved such a result. The battle demonstrated the growing effectiveness of the Continental Army after its six month encampment at Valley Forge, where constant drilling under officers such as Major General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben and Major General Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette greatly improved army discipline and morale. The battle improved the military reputations of Washington, Lafayette and Anthony Wayne but ended the career of Charles Lee, who would face court martial at Englishtown for his failures on the day. According to some accounts, an American soldier's wife, Mary Hays, brought water to thirsty soldiers in the June heat, and became one of several women associated with the legend of Molly Pitcher.

1781
January 17, 1781
Age 26
Cowpens, SC, USA

Ref http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cowpens

The Battle of Cowpens (January 17, 1781) was a decisive victory by American Revolutionary forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War. It was a turning point in the reconquest of South Carolina from the British.

1776
1776
Age 21
Middletown, DE, USA

Served as Private

1776
- June 10, 1783
Age 21
Army of Delaware

Lt. Paul Quenowault
Cpt Robert Smith
Cpt William McKennan
Cpt Robert Kirkwood
Col Haslett
Col David Hall
Col Vaughan

1781
March 15, 1781
Age 26
Guilford, NC, USA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Guilford_Court_House

The Battle of Guilford Court House was a battle fought on March 15, 1781 in Greensboro, the county seat of Guilford County, North Carolina, during the American Revolutionary War. A force of 1,900 British troops under the command of General Lord Cornwallis defeated an American force of 4,000 under Rhode Island native General Nathanael Greene.

Despite the relatively small numbers of troops involved, the battle is considered decisive. Before the battle, the British appeared to have successfully reconquered Georgia and South Carolina with the aid of strong Loyalist factions, and thought that North Carolina might be within their grasp. In the wake of the battle, Greene moved into South Carolina, while Cornwallis chose to invade Virginia. These decisions allowed Greene to unravel British control of the South, while leading Cornwallis to Yorktown and surrender.

The battle is commemorated at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.

1783
June 10, 1783
Age 28
DE, USA

Discharged from Army

1780
August 16, 1780
Age 25
Camden, SC, USA

Ref http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Camden

The Battle of Camden was a major victory for the British in the Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War (American War of Independence). On August 16, 1780, British forces under Lieutenant General Charles, Lord Cornwallis routed the American forces of Major General Horatio Gates about 10 km (six miles) north of Camden, South Carolina, strengthening the British hold on the Carolinas following the capture of Charleston.

1781
September 8, 1781
Age 26
Eutaw Springs, SC, USA

The Battle of Eutaw Springs was a battle of the American Revolutionary War, and was the last major engagement of the war in the Carolinas.

1820
1820
Age 65

Stated he had children
Wife , name not mentioned
Jacob aged @ 18
William aged @ 12
Margaret age 25
Martha age 23
Elizabeth age 15

Grandson
John Guess age 3

1839
September 15, 1839
Age 84
Madison ?, AL, USA

Pension Changed to Alabama