Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Hiwell, John (d. 1788) Inspection return of the music in the army under the immediate command of his excellency General Washington

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Log in
to see this thumbnail image

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01435 Author/Creator: Hiwell, John (d. 1788) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1 June 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 33.1 x 34 cm.

A high-resolution version of this object is available for registered users. LOG IN

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01435 Author/Creator: Hiwell, John (d. 1788) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1 June 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 33.1 x 34 cm.

Summary of Content: Chart indicates the amount of supplies (such as fifes, drums, and fife cases) per regiment which they have in good repair, the amount broken, and the amount they need.

Background Information: John Hiwell (sometimes spelled Hiwill) was a Lieutenant of Artillery and Inspector of Music.

People: Hiwell, John, d. 1788

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Muster Rolls and ReturnsRevolutionary WarMilitary HistoryArt, Music, Theater, and FilmMilitary SuppliesContinental ArmyArtilleryPresident

Sub Era: The War for Independence

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources