George Washington Papers

General Orders, 21 March 1778

General Orders

Head-Quarters V. Forge Saturday March 21st 1778.

Parole: Andover—Countersigns: Acton Alton.

The Brigade Inspectors are desired to attend at Head-Quarters on Monday morning at ten ôClock precisely.

The Brigadiers and Officers commanding Brigades are desired to make exact returns to the Adjutant General tomorrow at Orderly-time of the number of rounds of ammunition that each of their men are furnished with & what quantity of spare Cartridges are in the hands of their respective Quarter-Masters.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The orderly book of Brig. Gen. Edward Hand takes note of an “After Orders” for this date: “General Woodford is appointed Brigadier Genl of the day Tomorrow (vice Genl McIntosh, on Detachment[)]” (DNA: RG 93, Orderly Books, 1775–1783, vol. 22).

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