George Washington Papers

Orders, 9–10 July 1756


[9, 10 July 1756]

Morning Orders. Fort Cumberland [Md.] Friday, July 9th 1756.

One Captain, two Subalterns, three Sergeants, and fifty rank and file—to parade immediately to scour well the woods around the Fort1—The Captain to wait upon Colonel Washington for his Orders.

Parole: —Abington.

The Troops are to be mustered by the Muster master at Gunfiring to-morrow morning.

Fort Cumberland: Saturday, July 10th 1756.

Parole: Burlington.

Colonel Washington orders Lieutenant-Colonel Stephen, and all the Captains now in the Garrison, to meet him at twelve o’clock in Captain McKenzies room, to hold a council of War.


1It was later reported that while GW was at Fort Cumberland “a Soldier [was] scalped, who went to the Spring to get Water, about 300 Yards from the Fort” (Maryland Gazette [Annapolis], 5 Aug. 1756).

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