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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Board of War & Ordnance

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01188 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: Williamsburg, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 September 1781 Pagination: 3 p. + docket

Summary of Content: Believes that the provisions of shot and shells will be inadequate for the siege of Yorktown. Requests additional ordnance be sent to Head of Elk, Maryland. Asks that Samuel Hodgdon, the commissary general of military stores, be ordered to superintend the transport. Signed twice, once at close of letter and once after postscript.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Board of War & Ordnance
Hodgdon, Samuel, 1745-1824

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Battle of YorktownFranceMuster Rolls and ReturnsMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyArtilleryAmmunitionInfantryRevolutionary War GeneralTransportation

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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