|Morrison's wagons in Redmond|
No sooner had the messenger delivered his message than the heads of the British and Hessian columns were spotted approaching Redmond. Burnside ordered his men forward to seize Laura's Hill and cover the road leading to Washington's army. Carter put two battalions in the houses of Redmond and led the remainder of his force on a flanking march hoping to catch any British attack on the settlement in the flank. Aides were sent to General Armistead requesting he advance at his best speed to help repel the British attack.
|Beddington's brigade prepare to advance on Redmond|
In the centre, Von Riesling's Jaeger were beaten to the summit of Laura's Hill by Burnside's riflemen. The two bodies of light troops exchanged fire, but neither could gain the upper hand. Behind the Jaegers, Von Riesling was deploying his musketeer and fusilier battalions, once these had advanced into short range, the Jaeger pulled back and volleys began to whittle away the American unit. Burneside's other units had been impeded by the fences, walls and buildings of Redmond and also by the desire of Morrison to get his wagons away from the conflict as quickly as possible. The drivers urged their horses forward, blocking the road for any other traffic. Eventually, one unit made it onto the hill, to be met by the riflemen coming the other way, having succumbed to the weight of fire from the Hessians.
|The Hessian advance towards Laura's Hill|
Before Beddington could exploit this opportunity, two militia battalions appeared on the summit of Green Ridge and fired accurate volleys at the British line. The firing between the light troops ebbed as both units edged towards Palmer's Woods, hoping to reduce their losses in the thick undergrowth.
|The British advance was slowed by fences|
On Laura's Hill Burnside's continental infantry held their ground, issuing fervent prayers for their supports to come up quickly. In front of them they could see that Von Riesling had completed his deployment and they were now faced by three units of Hessian infantry. It was going to be hot work withstanding that amount of firepower, but they did their best. As their numbers dwindled they became vulnerable to a flank attack and Von Riesling saw the opportunity and took it. One of his musketeer units pivoted on their right, fired a volley and then charged the Americans. The continentals did not contest the charge, seeing the advancing line of bayonets, they turned and ran back towards Redmond, pinning their tardy supports.
|The Hessians capture Laura's Hill|
|Get those wagons moving!|
|Desperate measures by Morrison as he takes his wagons 'off road'|
|Armistead's men driven back by the British volleys|
|Burnside's men penned in by the Hessians|