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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) [Miscellaneous garrison orders]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02934 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 21 January 1784 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 22.3 x 18.8 cm.

Orders that a field officer will be appointed each Thursday to visit the works and redoubts in the vicinity of West Point. Adds that as the weather becomes more severe, duties of the grand parade will be dispensed with. Includes several other specific orders. Written and signed by Charles Selden, who certifies that this document is an exact transcript of garrison orders issued by Brigadier General Henry Jackson.

Selden was Regimental Adjutant for Henry Jackson’s Continental Regiment 16 June 1783 until 20 June 1784. After the Revolutionary War, Jackson was retained as Colonel of the Continental or 1st American Regiment, 3 November 1783- 20 June 1784.

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