George Washington Papers

General Orders, 27 August 1776

General Orders

Head Quarters, New York, August 27th 1776.

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Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

Sgt. Peter Kinnan of Col. Ephraim Martin’s regiment of New Jersey militia levies, which was stationed on Long Island, wrote in his orderly book under this date: “This being the day of the attack on Long Island, the orders were all verbal” (Kinnan, Order Book description begins Peter Kinnan. Order Book Kept by Peter Kinnan, July 7–September 4, 1776. Princeton, N.J., 1931. description ends , 88).

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