George Washington Papers

General Orders, 27 November 1775

General Orders

Head Quarters, Cambridge, Novr 27th 1775


A Court of enquiry to sit to morrow Morning, to examine into the Conduct of Lieut. Col. Enos, who appears to have left Col. Arnold his commanding Officer without leave.2

Major Genl Lee President
Brigadier Genl Green. Brigadier Genl Heath.
Col. Stark. Col. Nixon.
Major Durkee. Major Sherburne3

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Artemas Ward’s orderly book gives the parole as “Brookline” and the countersign as “Cambridge” (MHi).

2For Roger Enos’s arrest and subsequent court-martial, see GW to Hancock, 28 Nov. and 11 Dec., and General Orders, 30 Nov. and 4 Dec. 1775. For the background of the case, see Enos to GW, 9 Nov. 1775.

3Henry Sherburne (1747–1824), major of the 3d Rhode Island Regiment, served as colonel of one of the sixteen additional Continental regiments from January 1777 to May 1780. Sherburne retired from the army on 1 Jan. 1781.

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