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Battle of Newtown
The Battle of Newtown (29 August 1779) was the only major battle of the Sullivan Expedition, an armed offensive that was ordered by the Continental Congress to end the threat of the Iroquois who had sided with the British in the American Revolutionary War. The battle took place on the hillside just outside of what is now Elmira, New York, along the Chemung River, and ended with a sound defeat for the Iroquois (led by Joseph Brant) and Loyalists (led by Major John Butler and his son Walter Butler).
The site of the battle is today marked with a tall monument.
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