George Washington Papers

General Orders, 19 August 1781

Head Quarters near Dobbs ferry Sunday August 19th 1781

Parole White Plains
Countersigns Northcastle

For the day tomorrow

Major General Lord Stirling

Colonel Putnam

For Picquet Major Woodbridge

Inspector Captain Converse

Two Companies each to consist of a Captain, two Subs four Serjeants and Fifty Rank and File are to be immediately formed from the Connecticut Line and join the Light troops under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Hamilton it is expected that the companies will be composed of good men engaged either for the War or three years.

Major Gibbs is to join the Battalion of Light infantry commanded by Colonel Vose in the room of Major Galvan whose bad Health obliged him to Leave that corps.

Lieutenant Colonel Grosvenor is appointed to do the duty of Deputy Adjutant General to the Troops placed under the immediate command of Major General Heath.

The General Court Martial of which Colonel H. Jackson is President will assemble at Peekskill on Thursday next—It is expected the most punctual attention will be paid to this order.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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