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Kirby, Ephraim (d. 1804) [Testimony of Ephraim Kirby]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10198 Author/Creator: Kirby, Ephraim (d. 1804) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document signed Date: circa 1783 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 35.6 x 23.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Testifies concerning the accusation against Lieutenant Wheaton for illegally turning over his command to Sergeant Pratt, a subordinate officer. States that Mr. Pratt, in "compliance with the Baron's [Steuben] wishes he would acknowledge that he ought not to have treated the order in the manner he did, and expect that Mr. Wheaton would concede on his part that the order was unmilitary - Mr. Wheaton refused." Watermarked.

Background Information: Kirby was a private and ensign in Olney's Rhode Island Battalion.

People: Kirby, Ephraim, 1757-1804
Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1894
Wheaton, Joseph, fl. 1779, d. 1828
Pratt, William, fl. 1777-1845
Jenny, Samuel, fl. 1783

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryMilitary LawContinental ArmyRevolutionary War General

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