George Washington Papers

General Orders, 5 April 1777

General Orders

Head-Quarters, Morristown, April 5th 1777.

Parole: Cambridge.Countersign: Boston.

A General Court Martial to sit to morrow at 9 O’Clock, for the trial of Lieut. Carnes of Col: Martins Regt,1 and such other prisoners, as may be brought before them—All Evidences to attend.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Zophar Carnes of Morris County, N.J., served as a captain in Gen. Nathaniel Heard’s brigade of New Jersey militia levies during the summer and fall of 1776, and on 28 Nov. 1776 he was commissioned a first lieutenant in Col. Ephraim Martin’s 4th New Jersey Regiment. For the charges against Carnes and his subsequent conviction and punishment, see General Orders, 7 April. Carnes remained a first lieutenant in the Continental army until he retired in September 1780.

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