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Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820) [Return of Captain Thomas Pierce's company of artillery in Henry Knox's regiment]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09537 Author/Creator: Sargent, Winthrop (1753-1820) Place Written: Mount Washington, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 20 September 1776 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 24 x 20.7 cm.

Lists the numbers of officers and soldiers who were sick, absent, on command, etc. Written from Mount Washington, state unspecified. New York inferred as state from which written based on location of the American army at that date.

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