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Smith, John (d.1837) Return of ordnance ammunition & stores at Glo'ster Point

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10496 Author/Creator: Smith, John (d.1837) Place Written: Gloucester Point, Virginia Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 19 October 1781 Pagination: 2 p. ; 45.7 x 28.8 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10496 Author/Creator: Smith, John (d.1837) Place Written: Gloucester Point, Virginia Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 19 October 1781 Pagination: 2 p. ; 45.7 x 28.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Signed by Lieutenant Smith, commanding Royal Artillery Glocester.

Background Information: Lt. John Smith (later General Sir John Smith) had served in Canada before being captured in 1775 at St. John's by Benedict Arnold's army. He was exchanged in 1777, and went on ...to fight at Brandywine, Germantown, Charlestown, and Yorktown. Smith later served in the West Indies under Ralph Abercromby (1795), in Holland under the Duke of York (1799), and at Gibraltar (1804-14), where he ended his tenure as governor. At the time of his death, Smith held the rank of colonel commandant. (See "History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery," J. Murray, 1872.)See More

People: Smith, John, d.1837

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryMuster Rolls and ReturnsContinental ArmyAmmunitionArtilleryMilitary SuppliesBattleBattle (Siege, Surrender) of Yorktown

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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