George Washington Papers

After Orders, 17 May 1756

After Orders

[Winchester, 17 May 1756]

After Orders.

Lieutenant Thomas, with the Orange Militia, is ordered to Lieutenant Hedgmans post, as all his men have deserted except eight; who are to join the Spotsylvania Militia.

Captain Woodford is ordered to Lieutenant Thomas’s post—Lieutenant Bebb, of the Louisa Militia, is to go in pursuit of his men, who deserted all except six men: These six are to join the Carpenters at work.1


1For an explanation of this shifting about of the militia detachments, see Memorandum respecting the Militia, 17 May 1756. George Hedgman was with the Stafford County militia and William Woodford with that from Caroline.

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