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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Hugh Maxwell

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02200 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 June 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 21.4 x 17.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by Major General Knox to Colonel Maxwell. Orders that the remainder of the 3rd Regiment must march at 3 a.m. tomorrow morning. Tells him that provisions for 4 days must be drawn today and that the men need to have hard bread. Hopes he made arrangements to have shoes here in early in the afternoon. Needs a return of the number of men that will march.

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyMilitary ProvisionsMilitary UniformsClothing and AccessoriesMuster Rolls and ReturnsMutinyRebellionMobs and RiotsContinental CongressCongressSoldier's PayFinance

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