George Washington Papers

Memorandum, 13 October 1755


[Winchester, 13 October 1755]

The Recruits which come under the command of Lieutenant Campbell,1 are to have arms immediately delivered them—A Corporal and seven men of the said Recruits, for Guard.


1John Campbell went recruiting after GW named him lieutenant and assigned him to Capt. David Bell’s company of the Virginia Regiment at Williamsburg on 3 Sept. Campbell, who later served in Capt. Robert Stewart’s company, took part in Maj. James Grant’s disastrous expedition to Fort Duquesne in 1758 and was killed in the action fought near the fort on 14 Sept.

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