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Nicola, Lewis (1717-1807) [Return of former Delaware troops in the Invalid Regiment]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02499.15 Author/Creator: Nicola, Lewis (1717-1807) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph document signed Date: 3 July 1781 Pagination: 1 p. ; 17.5 x 21.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Nicola signs as Colonel of the Invalid Regiment. Lists the names of four soldiers and their dates of transfer from Delaware to the Invalid Regiment. States that though the men were transferred from Delaware into the Invalid Regiment they "are returned as belonging to the quota of that state."

Background Information: The Continental Congress formed the Invalid Regiment (of disabled soldiers) in 1777. The regiment could not fight, but instead participated in lighter work.

People: Nicola, Lewis, 1717-1807

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryJay's TreatyHealth and MedicalMuster Rolls and Returns

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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