De Kalb, Johann (1721-1780) to George Washington
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03758
Author/Creator: De Kalb, Johann (1721-1780)
Place Written: Petersburg, Virginia
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 6 June 1780
Pagination: 1 p. ; 22.9 x 18.8 cm.
Summary of Content: Written by General De Kalb, known as Baron De Kalb, as second in command of the Carolina campaign. Written to General Washington. Encloses a copy of a letter he sent to the Board of War so Washington would know his route of march (that letter is not included). Says he put the Second Brigade on their march and claims he is setting out at this moment to come up with the troops in front. De Kalb died from wounds he received at the Battle of Camden on 19 August 1780. Some staining on verso, from what appears to be a mat border.
Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783
Full Transcript: Petersburgh June 6th. 1780., Sir, , , I have the honor to inclose a Copy of my letter of this day to the Board of War, by which your Excellency will See the process of my Rout till now. Having put the Second Brigade on the[struck: r][inserted: i]r march, I am Setting out this moment to come up with the Troops in front., I have the honor to be with great, Respect, your Excellency’s, Most obedient and very, humble Servant , The Baron de Kalb, His Excellency, General Washington.
Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War;, Revolutionary War General;, Military History;, President, Continental Army;, Immigration and Migration;, Continental Congress;, Congress;
Sub Era: The War for IndependenceOrder Image