George Washington Papers

Orders, 25 June 1756


Parole: Prudence.

Winchester—Friday, June 25th 1756.

A Regimental court martial to sit immediately for trial of John Gale and Edward Bull.1 Colonel Washington has been pleased to remit corporal Wilsons punishment:2 and he is to be released. Henry Campbell, for Desertion, is to be shot on sunday morning at seven of the clock. James Kelly and John Hoggan, of the Virginia Regiment—Amos Bentley and William Evans, Draughts from the militia; being judged unfit for Service, are ordered to be Discharged.


1John Gale, a 46—year—old carpenter from England, was one of the company of artificers working on the new fort at Winchester. He enlisted in 1755 in Norfolk County. Gale was serving in George Mercer’s company in August 1756 and in GW’s in August 1757. He seems to have been wounded later in the war. See JHB description begins H. R. McIlwaine and John Pendleton Kennedy, eds. Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia. 13 vols. Richmond, 1905–15. description ends , 1761–1765, 284. Edward Bull has not been identified.

2Wilson had already received part of his punishment, probably a severe flogging. See Orders, 23 June 1756.

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