Being at the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time;

 

Dec. 22nd [1777]... Ten or twelve light dragoon[s] were surrounded by the rebels through venturing too far into the country and were taken, and a few others were also captured in marauding.

 

Source: Col. F. A. Whinyates, editor.  "The Services o-f Lieut.- Colonel Francis Downman, R.A. in France, North America, and the West Indies, Between the Year 1758 and 1784."  Woolwich; Printed at the Royal Artillery Institution, 1898.  Page 55.