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Scammell, Alexander (1747-1781) to Henry Knox

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01119 Author/Creator: Scammell, Alexander (1747-1781) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: 5 August 1781 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Record of distribution of drum and fife for Scammell's detachment--made up of various state regiments of infantry and artillery. Refer to GLC02437.01118 for related letter. In the hand of Samuel Shaw, Knox's aide.

People: Scammell, Alexander, 1747-1781.
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.
Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War, Revolutionary War General, Military History, Military Supplies, Continental Army, Art, Music, Theater, and Film, Muster Rolls and Returns, Infantry, Artillery

Sub Era: The War for Independence