George Washington Papers

General Orders, 8 June 1780

Head Quarters Connecticut Farms Thursday June 8th 1780

Parole Pensacola
Countersigns Mobile
Watchword Galvez

Morning Orders Thursday June 8th 1780

Major Generals Green, La Fayette and Steuben’s divisions each give a battalion to form a detachment which is to be commanded by Brigadier General Hand.

Greene’s gives 120
La Fayette’s 80 Files
Steuben’s 100

The men’s ammunition to be carefully inspected immediately—One or two officers from each division to be sent to Camp this day to bring on all stragglers small guards &ca to join their respective regiments.

A Field Officer from each division to post and visit the Guards of the Divisions respectively.

The officers from General St Clairs division to visit also the Guards posted from the Jersey Brigade.

The Army to keep its present position ’till further orders—the officers to keep with their regiments and platoons and their men compact as possible.

General St Clair having joined is to resume the Command of his own division; General Greene will take command of the Front Line.

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