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Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) to David Bushnell

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01947 Author/Creator: Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 February 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 20.8 x 16.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses orders for various members of the Sappers and Miners, including David Kirkpatrick, Peter Taulman and de Lezane.

People: Bushnell, David, 1740-1826
Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794
Taulman, Peter, 1757-1835
Du Portail, Louis Le Bègue de Presle, 1743-1802
Kirkpatrick, David, fl. 1779-1783

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyScience and TechnologyWest Point (US Military Academy)

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