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Sawyer, William (1753-1817) [Journal and account book related to the New York campaign of 1776]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01626.01 Author/Creator: Sawyer, William (1753-1817) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript signed Date: 16 August 1776-1784 Pagination: 1 v. : 100 p. ; 20.5 x 17 cm.

Summary of Content: The first segment of this manuscript contains lists of officers, troops, and provisions kept by Quartermaster William Sawyer for Colonel Jonathan Brewer's Massachusetts militia regiment serving in New York. Following the military section, there are additional entries by Sawyer from 1780 to 1784, apparently after he returned to civilian life in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Some pages are either partially or completely torn out.

People: Sawyer, William, 1753-1817
Brewer, Jonathan, 1726-1784

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarSoldier's DiaryMilitary HistoryMilitiaFinanceMuster Rolls and ReturnsMilitary ProvisionsMilitary SuppliesDiet and nutrition

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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