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Adams, John (fl. 1781) Return of Ordnance Stores in the fort at Dorchester Heights belonging to the Continent

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00875 Author/Creator: Adams, John (fl. 1781) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 22 January 1781 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Lists military supplies and stores by fort and type. Written in Dorchester Heights, Boston, Massachusetts.

People: Adams, John, fl. 1781.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Muster Rolls and Returns, Revolutionary War, Military History, Artillery, Continental Army, Ammunition, Fortification

Sub Era: The War for Independence