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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Thomas Patten

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01018 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Autograph letter Date: 5 July 1781 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 31 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Gives Captain Patten orders regarding his company of artillery artificers, mortar beds, the artillery park, garrison carriages, and other details. Instructs that the artillery park should join the army. Post script, docket, and Knox's copied signature are written by Samuel Shaw.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Patten, Thomas, fl. 1738-1805
Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyArtilleryArtisansTransportation

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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