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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) [State of the invalid officers]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02882 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document Date: 1783 Pagination: 5 p. ; 34.7 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Knox's working draft for an Inspection Board report on the Invalid Regiment. Lists thirteen invalid officers and their injuries, disabilities or illnesses. The report is for the following officers: Captain John McGowen, Captain John Riley, Captain Moses McFarland, Captain Lieutenant William McL.Hatton [McElhatton], Lieutenant Osgood Carleton, Lieutenant Jonathan Pugh, Lieutenant Robert Barnet, Lieutenant Talmage Hall, Captain Thomas Arnold, Captain Eben Hill (crossed out), Lieutenant William Maynard, Lieutenant Samuel Gibbs, and Captain David Dorance. See GLC02437.02208 for a related component of this document that lists each officer's pension.

Background Information: The June 10, 1783 final version is in the George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress. The final is clerically written and probably signed for Henry Knox. This report was prepared ...in response to Washington's June 8, 1783 general orders to prepare an inspection of the Invalid Corps.See More


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Military HistoryContinental ArmyRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralInjury or WoundHealth and MedicalPensionsFinanceSoldier's PayMuster Rolls and Returns

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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