Jeremiah Olney

Jeremiah Olney (1749 – 10 November 1812) was born into an old family from Rhode Island.wikipedia
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Society of the Cincinnati

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After the war he helped found the Rhode Island chapter of the Society of the Cincinnati.
Israel Angell, William Barton, Archibald Crary, Nathanael Greene, Moses Hazen, Daniel Jackson, William Jones, Daniel Lyman, Coggeshall Olney, Jeremiah Olney, Stephen Olney, Henry Sherburne, Silas Talbot, William Tew, Simeon Thayer, James Mitchell Varnum, Abraham Whipple, Joseph Arnold.

2nd Rhode Island Regiment

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As second-in-command of the 2nd Rhode Island Regiment, he fought at Red Bank.
Jeremiah Olney; 13 January 1777 - 31 December 1781 (promoted, transferred to the Rhode Island Regiment)

1st Rhode Island Regiment

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Together with the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, 4th Connecticut Regiment, and 8th Connecticut Regiment, the 2nd Regiment served in Brigadier General James Mitchell Varnum's brigade.
With Colonel Greene's death, command of the regiment devolved on Lieutenant Colonel Jeremiah Olney.

Eleazer Oswald

The matter was quickly straightened out and Durkee was shifted to support two guns commanded by Eleazer Oswald on the left flank.
Almost immediately Durkee was wounded and replaced by Jeremiah Olney of the 2nd Rhode Island Regiment.

Walter Stewart (general)

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Oswald's other two guns took a position where they could cover the detachments of Nathaniel Ramsey and Walter Stewart on the left flank.
Lee put Varnum's Brigade, now under the command of Jeremiah Olney behind a hedgerow.

Henry Monckton

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During the violent struggle, the commander of the 2nd Grenadiers Henry Monckton was killed.
He placed Varnum's Brigade, then under the command of Jeremiah Olney behind a hedgerow.

Nicholas Cooke

On 26 April 1780 Olney wed Sarah Cooke (1755–1843), daughter of Governor Nicholas Cooke.
His daughter Sarah (1755–1843) married Continental Army Colonel Jeremiah Olney on April 26, 1780.

Rhode Island

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Jeremiah Olney (1749 – 10 November 1812) was born into an old family from Rhode Island.

American Revolutionary War

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He formed a company of infantry from that state at the start of the American Revolutionary War.

Captain (armed forces)

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After serving as captain in 1776, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel at the beginning of 1777.

Lieutenant colonel

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After serving as captain in 1776, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel at the beginning of 1777.

Battle of Red Bank

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As second-in-command of the 2nd Rhode Island Regiment, he fought at Red Bank.

James Mitchell Varnum

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Together with the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, 4th Connecticut Regiment, and 8th Connecticut Regiment, the 2nd Regiment served in Brigadier General James Mitchell Varnum's brigade. After its commander was wounded early in the action, he led Varnum's brigade in bitter fighting at Monmouth in June 1778.

Battle of Monmouth

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After its commander was wounded early in the action, he led Varnum's brigade in bitter fighting at Monmouth in June 1778.

Battle of Springfield (1780)

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Later that year he led his regiment in action at Springfield.

Siege of Yorktown

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He moved south in 1781 to lead the Rhode Island Regiment at Yorktown.

Federalist Party

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He supported the Federalist Party and held various civil offices.

Providence, Rhode Island

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Olney was born in 1749 at Providence, Rhode Island to parents Joseph Olney (1706–1777) and Elizabeth T. Mawney (b. 1714).

Thomas Olney

Olney descended from Thomas Olney, a minister of the First Baptist Church in America and one of the founders of the Rhode Island colony.

First Baptist Church in America

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Olney descended from Thomas Olney, a minister of the First Baptist Church in America and one of the founders of the Rhode Island colony.

Daniel Hitchcock

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Later he assumed command of a company of infantry in Colonel Daniel Hitchcock's Rhode Island Regiment.

Siege of Boston

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During the period May 1775 to January 1777, the regiment served in the Siege of Boston and the New York and New Jersey Campaign.

New York and New Jersey campaign

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During the period May 1775 to January 1777, the regiment served in the Siege of Boston and the New York and New Jersey Campaign.

Battle of Long Island

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At the time of the Battle of Long Island in August 1776, John Nixon's brigade of Nathanael Greene's division included Hitchcock's Regiment with a strength of 368 men.

John Nixon (military)

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At the time of the Battle of Long Island in August 1776, John Nixon's brigade of Nathanael Greene's division included Hitchcock's Regiment with a strength of 368 men.