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Monson, Theophilus (1747-1795) Return of number of men in the South Redoubt

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01732 Author/Creator: Monson, Theophilus (1747-1795) Place Written: s.l. Type: Document signed Date: 9 December 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 13.6 x 22.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Return of the number of men at the South Redoubt (at West Point?) compiled by Captain Monson of the 8th Connecticut Regiment and sent to Major James Doughty, the fort major of West Point. The docket is in Major General Knox's hand. The totals include: 1 Captain, 1 Subaltern, 4 Sergeants, 2 Drum & fife, and 44 Rank & file.

Background Information: Captain Monson was in the 8th Connecticut Regiment. Some sources spell Captain Monson's name "Munson," though on the present document he signs his name "Monson."

People: Monson, Theophilus, 1747-1795
Doughty, John, 1754-1826

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Muster Rolls and ReturnsRevolutionary WarMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyWest Point (US Military Academy)Art, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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