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Simmons, Peleg, fl. 1776 [Orderly book of Peleg Simmons]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.003 Author/Creator: Simmons, Peleg, fl. 1776 Place Written: Newport, Rhode Island Type: Autograph manuscript Date: 1776 Pagination: 115 p. ; 22 x 14 cm. Order a Copy

Daily orders for troops at Middletown and Newport, Rhode Island. Reports on soldiers' and officers' duties, troop movements, court martials, provisions, uniforms, armaments, soldiers' appearance, and general announcements to the troops at camp. Includes orders on preparing arms and establishing regimental colors. Assigns captains for each day. On 17 April 1776, mentions Commander Henry Babcock's arrest and removal from office due to insanity. 20 July 1776 describes a celebration of the Declaration of Independence, noting parade and canon fire. Briefly mentions smallpox in an entry for 31 July 1776. Dated January 5, 1776 - 24 August 1776.

Simmons, Peleg, fl. 1776
Babcock, Henry, 1736-1800

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