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Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) Detail of guards in and about West Point

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01578 Author/Creator: Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: 5 September 1782 Pagination: 2 p. ; 33.1 x 21 cm.

List of guards, broken down by department (such as sappers and miners and artillery). On verso is a "Detail of the despatched parties from the 2d Connt. Regiment," with the clerical signature of Heman Swift.

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