Colonel Elias Dayton s newly formed 3rd New Jersey Regiment mustered in New York City on May 1, 1776 as part of the 2nd establishment of the Continental Army. It was almost immediately praised as one of the best and most complete regiment in the service. Sent to Canada with Brig. Gen. John Sullivan s relief force, it was diverted at Albany to handle Indian-Loyalist concerns in the Mohawk Valley. Come October, the entire regiment left to reinforce Fort Ticonderoga, Mount Independence, and their dwindling garrisons. After a difficult winter, they were finally able to return home in the Spring of 1777. The latest book from Philip D. Weaver is the culmination of over 35 years of primary source research. The book includes reworked material previously published in The Brigade Dispatch and the on-line magazine Journal of the American Revolution plus all new research specifically done for this book. Using such primary sources as the Philip Schuyler Papers, Peter Force's American Archives, Joseph Bloomfield's journal, two other journals, original company account books, period documents, muster rolls, and pension records, this book, with only one or two exceptions, is an accurate accounting of what happened -- by the people who were there. Meticulously documented, it includes nearly 270 footnotes, bibliography, and mini-biographies of some of the personalities that interacted with the regiment during its service. Some material had to be left out, as it was very complicated and would take far too long to explain and research support material. This would also make the book too large for its purpose. Even though this all fully researched, it is ostensibly a story book and not a unit history. You will thoroughly enjoy reading about the regiment everybody needed, but nobody wanted around when they got there, yet never wanted to give them up.