George Washington Papers

General Orders, 29 March 1776

General Orders

Head Quarters, Cambridge, March 29th 1776

Parole Carolina.Countersign Lee.

Varnum’s, Hitchcock’s, Little’s, Read’s, and Bailey’s Regiments, to march on Monday Morning at Sun-rise: Brigadier Genl Green, will take the Command of this brigade—Deputy Qr Mr General Parke, will provide the necessary Teams, and the Commissary General, will deliver the Provisions for the march: The Adjutant General will give the marching Orders to the Colonels commanding the divisions.1

The Field Officers of regiments, and Captains of Companies, will be answerable for any damage done to the Barracks upon their mens removing out; therefore it behoves them to see no wanton destruction is committed, as they will be charged with a sum sufficient to pay for repairing the mischief done.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Greene’s marching brigade, which consisted of the three regiments remaining from his old brigade at Prospect Hill (James Mitchell Varnum’s, Daniel Hitchcock’s, and Moses Little’s) and two from Gen. John Thomas’s brigade at Roxbury (Joseph Read’s and John Bailey’s), marched for New York by way of Providence on Monday 1 April. For Greene’s orders of 31 Mar. and 1 April 1776 regarding the march, see Showman, Greene Papers description begins Richard K. Showman et al., eds. The Papers of General Nathanael Greene. 13 vols. Chapel Hill, N.C., 1976–2005. description ends , 1:206–8.

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