Muster Rolls, Etc., 1743-1787

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Thomas Lynch Montgomery
Harrisburg Publishing Company, state printer, 1906 - Pennsylvania
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Page 4 - And you are to observe and follow such Orders and Directions from Time to Time, as you shall receive from this or a future Congress...
Page 6 - They are remarkably stout and hardy men ; many of them exceeding six feet in height. They are dressed in white frocks, or rifle shirts, and round hats. These men are remarkable for the accuracy of their aim ; striking a mark with great certainty at two hundred yards distance.
Page 4 - Directions from time to time, as you shall receive from us or any other your superior Officer, according to the Rules and Discipline of War ; in pursuance of the Trust hereby reposed in You.
Page 3 - We, reposing special trust and confidence in your patriotism, valor, conduct, and fidelity, do, by these presents, constitute and appoint you to be general and commander-in-chief of the army of the United Colonies...
Page 614 - Shea, and Hazlett were detailed for that purpose. We kept up fires, with outposts stationed, until all the rest were over. We left the lines after it was fair day, and then came off. Never was a greater feat of generalship shown than in this retreat; to bring off an army of twelve thousand men within sight of a strong enemy, possessed of as strong a 1 400. fleet as ever floated on our seas, without any loss, and saving all the baggage. General Washington saw the last over himself.
Page 911 - Paramus, was suddenly attacked by a party of the enemy, consisting of 200 horse and 400 foot. The attack commenced a little after sunrise. Major Byles, besides his usual patrols, had that morning sent out two parties, each with a commissioned officer, but such Is the situation of that part of the country, Intersected with roads, and Inhabited chiefly by disaffected people, that all precautions failed.
Page 4 - Congress shall take order on that matter. [The form of the enlistment to be in the following words, viz. / have this day voluntarily enlisted myself as a soldier in the American Continental army for one year, unless sooner discharged, and do bind myself to conform in all instances to such rules and regulations as are or shall be established for the government of the said army...
Page 164 - On the 2d of Novr., 1776, I Sacrificed all I was Worth in the World, to the Service of my King & Country, and joined the then Lord Percy, brought in with me the Plans of Fort Washington, by which Plans that Fortress was taken by his Majesty's Troops the 16th instant, Together with 2700 Prisoners and Stores & ammunition to the amount of 1800 Pound. At the same time, I may with Justice affirm from my Knowledge of the Works, I saved the Lives of many of His Majesty's Subjects...
Page 568 - Wayne had a constitutional attachment to the decision of the sword, and this cast of character had acquired strength from indulgence, as well as the native temper of the troops he commanded. They were known by the designation of the Line of Pennsylvania, whereas they might have been with more propriety called the Line of Ireland.
Page 9 - This indulgence, together with the remissness of discipline and care in our young officers, had rendered the men rather insolent for good soldiers. They had twice before broke open our guard house and released their companions who were confined there for small crimes, and once when an offender was brought to the post to be whipped, it was with the utmost difficulty they were kept from rescuing him in the presence of all their officers— they openly damned them and behaved with great insolence. However...

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