George Washington Papers

General Orders, 19 July 1780

Head Quarters Pracaness Wednesday July 19th 1780

Parole Denmark
Countersigns Drum Fife
Watchword Look-about
Of. the Day Tomorrow
Brigadier General Irvine
Major Church
Brigade Major Bradford

Morning Orders

Brigadier General Hand is appointed officer of the day this Day vice Brigadier General Maxwell who has obtained leave of Absence.

The Light Infantry Companies that have past Inspection are not to be sent on Detachments or any other Command far distant from Camp unless especially directed in general orders: their duty is to be restricted to Picquets, Campguards and the ordinary duties within the Limits of Camp in common with the Battalion Men.

As it is much wish’d to establish uniformity in the Corps; the officers are directed not to make any Changes in the dress of themselves or their Men ’till orders are given for a general rule.

The Feathers directed to be worn by Major Generals are to have the White below the black above. it will be best to have one Feather the upper part black.

It is recommended to the officers to have black and White Cockades, a black Ground with a white relief emblematic of the expected union of the two Armies.

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