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Unknown A List of Officers, Massachusetts Line of the Army of the U. States

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00868 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: after 1783 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 31.8 x 18.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Pages 1 and 2 comprise "A List of Officers, Massachusetts Line of the Army of the U. States Jany. 1. 1781." Dozens of names are listed, broken down by rank. Page 2 also contains a chart of seven "General Officers killed in battle," including names, locations and year. Cited are "Warren at Bunker's Hill - 1775," as well as Montgomery, Mercer, Wooster, Nash, Pulaskie and Decalb [Baron de Kalb]. Page 3 comprises "A list of General Officers of the Army of the U. States Jany. 1. 1780. George Washington, Commander in Chief." Major generals and brigadier generals are listed below, along with their state or country. A postscript notes colonels promoted to brigadier general since January 1780. The note also states: "General Lee, suspended from command by the sentence of a Court Martial for 1 year, in July 1778 but his proud spirit would not suffer him to resume his rank in the army at the expiration of his sentence; altho' he was retained on the roll of General Officers. He died in Philadelphia in 1782: His funeral was attended by Congress and their president; the French Minister, and a large number of the most respectable Gentlemen of that city." Docketing states "Peace was proclaimed Decr. 1783. and the Army discharged."

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarContinental ArmyMilitary HistoryMuster Rolls and ReturnsBattleDeathBattle of Bunker HillPresidentImmigration and MigrationMilitary LawDeathCongressContinental CongressGovernment and CivicsFranceDiplomacyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyTreaty

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