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General Officers Wanted and Proportioned to the Several States, February 1778

General Officers Wanted and Proportioned
to the Several States1

[Valley Forge] February, 1778. Heading reads: “In the present arrangement of the Army, there will be wanted 11 Major Generals & 25 Brigadiers. 3 Maj: Generals to act as Lt Generals, eight to command divisions—22 Brigades—for the Regiments of the line and 3 for light troops.” There then follows lists of major generals and other officers who “May be counted on.”

AD, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1On verso, in Washington’s writing, is written: “Genl. Officers wanted & Proportioned to the several States. Feby. 1778.”

This document was prepared by H for Washington, probably for the use of the Committee of Congress then at Headquarters.

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