A List of officers and Mens Names who have
Recd. one months pay in Colo Hamiltons Battaln
sept 7th 17811
[Head of Elk, Maryland, September 7, 1781]
D, RG 93, Vol. 158, War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, National Archives.
1. The men on this list were from Connecticut.
In his general orders of August 19, 1781, George Washington ordered the formation of two companies from the Connecticut line to join the battalion placed under H’s command on July 31, 1781, for the Yorktown campaign (GW description begins John C. Fitzpatrick, ed., The Writings of George Washington (Washington, 1931–1944). description ends , XXIII, 19; “General Orders,” July 31, 1781 [PAH description begins Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). description ends , II, 658]; “Account of Cloathing Purchased for the Officers of Colo Hamiltons Battalion at the first Sterling price,” August, 1781 [printed in this volume]).