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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Baron Von Steuben

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02873 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 December 1783 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 23.3 x 18.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Reports that the corps in the detachment at West Point have been dissolved, except for those soldiers whose terms of service have not expired. These 500 men will be commanded by Colonel [Henry] Jackson, presumably at West Point. There is also one corps of artillery commanded by Major Sebastian Bauman. Asks Steuben to instruct Jackson on the mode by which the remaining soldiers will be mustered and inspected. Plans to depart soon for Boston, leaving Jackson in charge.

People: Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Bauman, Sebastian, 1739-1803
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyArtilleryWest Point (US Military Academy)Immigration and Migration

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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