George Washington Papers

Orderly Book, 17 November 1758

Orderly Book

[17 November 1758]

Camp at Bullock Camp Novr 17 1758

Parole Cumberland

Capt. for the Day Capt. Alexr Bell.

The Soldiers are always to have their provisions dressd of the Over night that their March may not be retardd.

The Same Number of working Party to morrow as was this day & to march at the same time under the Commd of Majr Waddall the Genl & Assembly to beat as this day.

D, DLC:GW. See “Orderly Book, 21 September–24 November 1758.

GW spent the night of 17 Nov. about three miles from Col. John Armstrong’s New Camp, or Three Redoubts Camp. Why he called his sleeping place Bullock Camp is not certain, but he writes the next day from Armstrong’s camp of having got from Loyalhanna fifteen much-needed bullocks, which may already have been brought into his campsite when he issued these orders.

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