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Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) to William Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00440 Author/Creator: Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 September 1776 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 20.2 x 14.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Asks William to visit the wife of Captain Lieutenant John Johnson of Knox's artillery and tell her that her husband was wounded and taken prisoner, but is being taken care of. Also wants the wife of John Callender told that he was taken prisoner as well. Notes that the Continental Army is in high spirits and there has been no new developments since the retreat at the Battle of Long Island. Shaw was a lieutenant in Knox's artillery regiment.

Full Transcript: [Draft Excerpt:]
Nothing remarkable has happened since the retreat from Long Island. Our Army are in high spiritis, and wish only for an opportunity of engaging the Enemy on equal ...terms.See More

People: Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Callender, John, fl. 1747-1797
Johnson, John, fl. 1776

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Prisoner of WarBattle of Long Island (Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights)Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryWomen's HistoryContinental ArmyArtilleryInjury or WoundBattleMarriage

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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