George Washington Papers

Orders, 23 May 1756


Parole: —Zealand.

Winchester Sunday, May 23, 1756.

All the Officers in town, except Ensign McCarty, are to set out for Fredericksburgh to-morrow morning, to receive the Draughts for the Regiment—They are to take all the Sergeants with them except Dean and Waters; and all the Drums but one.1


1William Dean was a sergeant in the company of artificers working on the fort at Winchester in the summer of 1756. Sergeant Waters was probably one of the three men of that name listed on the size rolls of companies in the Virginia Regiment on 13 July 1756: Cpl. Philemon Waters of Adam Stephen’s company, John Waters of David Bell’s company, or William Waters of Henry Harrison’s company. The “Drums” were the drummers. For the drafting of militiamen for the Virginia Regiment, see Dinwiddie to GW, 8 May 1756, n.4.

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