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On Thursday the 29th of May [April] 1756 divers expresses being first sent to the County Lieutenants of Fairfax Prince William and Culpeper Mr Dalton at the head of 31 Volunteer’s and 54 Militia from Fairfax came to Town. the same day I receivd an express from Captn Broadwater at the Gap of the Short Hills informing me that himself and the Captns Ramsay[,] Minor and Hamilton with abt 100 Men...
2Orders, 1 May 1756 (Washington Papers)
A Return to be given in immediately of the whole number of men of the Virginia Regiment now in this Town; and those that are fit for Duty. After Orders. A Captain, two Subalterns, three Sergeants, three corporals, one Drummer, and forty-five private men to mount Guard tomorrow morning, at eight o’clock. Every Officer in town to make out his Recruiting accompts; observing the former Rules and...
May 2d The aforesd detacht of 25 arrivd which made in the whole, includg Volunteers (but of these 13 returnd) 173 Men. AD , DLC:GW . See Memorandum respecting the Militia, 1–2 May 1756 . See ibid., in which GW reported that between 29 April and 2 May 119 Fairfax County militiamen and 54 volunteers arrived in Winchester.
4Orders, 2 May 1756 (Washington Papers)
A General Court Martial, to consist of four Captains, and five Subalterns, to sit immediately for trial of Lieutenant Lomax, of the Virginia Regiment —Captain Stewart, President—Mr Kirkpatrick, Judge Advocate. The President to wait on Colonel Washington for his Orders—All Evidences to attend: another Captain is ordered to the Court Martial—The youngest Subaltern to be taken off. LB , DLC:GW ....
By Virtue of the Power and Authority to me given and granted, by the Honorable Robert Dinwiddie Esquire, Governor of Virginia; I do Hereby constitute and appoint you President of a General Court-Martial, to sit between the hours of eight and three; for trial of Lieutenant John Lomax, of the Virginia Regiment; accused of neglect of Duty, in not covering the Retreat of a Detachment under command...
6After Orders, 2 May 1756 (Washington Papers)
After Orders. A Return to be given in immediately of the Detachments from Fort-Cumberland, Cocke’s and Ashby’s Forts; by the Officers; of what necessaries the men want—which will be delivered them immediately. They are also to return the number of men each of those Officers has under command; and they shall receive a months’ pay for each man. The General Court martial, whereof Captain Stewart...
7Evening Orders, 2 May 1756 (Washington Papers)
Evening Orders. The General Court Martial, whereof Captain Woodward was President, is dissolved—and Colonel Washington approves of the Sentence of the Court, in regard to Fling and Clarke; who lost their arms. Sergeant Lewis is to have a further Hearing. LB , DLC:GW .
May 3d 100 of the aforesd Militia under the Captns Minor and Hamilton were ordd to March for the Branch the rest to join a Scoutg Party of the Regt that was orderd to search Back Ck &ca. AD , DLC:GW . See Memorandum respecting the Militia, 1–2 May 1756 . See Evening Orders, 3 May 1756 . Back Creek, a few miles to the west of Winchester, flowed in a northerly direction into the Potomac River.
9Orders, 3 May 1756 (Washington Papers)
A General Court Martial, to consist of five Captains and eight Subalterns; to sit immediately for Trial of Sergeant Nathan Lewis—Captain Stewart, President—who is to wait on Colonel Washington for his Orders. Mr Kirkpatrick, Judge-Advocate—all Evidences to attend. After Orders. Lieutenant John Hall is appointed Judge-Advocate for this Court-Martial, instead of Mr Kirkpatrick. After issuing a...
10Court-Martial, 3 May 1756 (Washington Papers)
At a Genl Court Martial held at Winchester May 2d [3d] 1756 Capt. Robert Steuart, President. Capt. Woodward } { Capt. Spotswood Capt. Lewis Capt. Harrisson Lieut. Stark Members Capt. Bullett Lieut. Blagg Lieut. Eustace Lieut. Lomax Lieut. Williams Lieut. Lowry Lieut. King Serjeant Nathan Lewis accused for retreating with a party of Men without orders and not going to the assistance of Capt....