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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) [Instructions for various generals]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09974 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document Date: 15 August 1776 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.8 x 19.9 cm.

Copy of part of Washington's general orders for 15 August 1776. Lists instructions for several generals, mostly concerning parade orders in New York and New Jersey. Includes orders for General [John] Fellows, General [William] Heath, General [John Morin] Scott, General Wadsworth, General [Joseph] Spencer, Lord Stirling [William Alexander], and General Heard. Docketed "Alarm posts."

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General Fellows - To parade in his Encampment and man the lines and Redoubts from the glass house to Greenwich - on the North River
General Heath - To parade on his usual Parade, man the lines & Redoubts from Greenwich to the Jersey Battery -
General Scott - To parade in the broad way & man the lines & works from the Jersey Battery to the Exchange including Fort George - the Grand Battery & Whitehall battery - Colo Lots militia to join Genl Scott -
General Wadsworth - To parade in Queen Street & man the lines from the ship yard guard
General Spencer - To parade in his Encampments & man the Lines from the ship yard Battery to Jones Hill including the Eastmost round Redoubt on the plain -
Lord Sterling - To parade in Camp, man Bayonet Hill the two next Redoubts on the East and one on the West -
General Heard. To parade on the grand Parade as a Reserve & there wait the Generals Orders.
Colo Glovers Regt to parade at the same place and for the same purpose - Colo Smallwoods to parade back of the Generals for the same purpose

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