Head Quarters, Cambridge August 13th 75
Parole Williamsburgh.Countersign Torrington
A General Court Martial to sit to morrow morning to try Col. John Mansfield of the Massachusetts Forces, accused by three of his Officers of high Crimes and Misdemeanors:1 One Brigadier General, and twelve Field Officers, to compose the Court.
|President Brigdr Gen: Green|
|Col. James Ried||Col. Patterson|
|Col. James M: Varnum||Col. Woodbridge|
|Lt Col. [Isaac] Wyman||Lt Col. [Samuel] March|
|Lt Col. [Benjamin] Holdon||Lt Col. [William Turner] Miller|
|Major [Nathaniel] Cudworth||Major [Ephraim] Sawyer|
|Major [John] Butterick||Major [Israel] Angell|
Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. John Mansfield (1721–1809), a well-to-do landowner from Lynn who served in the Massachusetts provincial congress before being commissioned colonel of one of the colony’s regiments in May 1775, was accused of “remissness and backwardness” in reinforcing the American line during the Battle of Bunker Hill. The court-martial found him guilty and ordered him to be cashiered (General Orders, 17 Aug., 15 Sept. 1775).