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Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis (1738-1805) State of the Troops under the Orders of the Rt. Honorable Lieut General Earl Cornwallis at the undermentioned Periods

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05220 Author/Creator: Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis (1738-1805) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: circa 15 Novmber 1780 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Statistical return of troop strengths for 1 June 1780, 1 August 1780, 1 September 1780, and 15 November 1780. Breaks down totals for troops in South Carolina, Georgia, and East Florida. Also provides numbers for each rank in those three states. The 15 November 1780 totals are for Major General Alexander Leslie's Corps. During the time covered in this report, Cornwallis won the Camden Campaign and lost the Battle of King's Mountain, both in South Carolina.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Battle, Battle of Camden, Revolutionary War, Revolutionary War General, Military History, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs

Sub Era: The War for Independence