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Unknown [10th Massachusetts regiment clothing account book]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.016.02 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph manuscript Date: 21 April 1781-October 1781 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written from camp at Westpoint, Philipsburg, and Pigskill (possibly Peekskill) New York. Notes shoes, clothing, and blankets supplied to each of the soldiers over the course of the year. Contains signatures of the enlisted men with x marks, indicating illiteracy. A section of pages in the middle has been cut out. Book is bound.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War, Military History, Military Uniforms, Muster Rolls and Returns

Sub Era: The War for Independence