George Washington Papers

General Orders, 13 July 1778

General Orders

Head-Quarters Peramus [N.J.] Monday July 13th 1778.

Dear Sir

Parole Courage—C. Signs Conduct Conquest

The first Division (or Right Wing) of the Army is to march precisely at two ôClock tomorrow morning—the second Division is to be in readiness to move at three but not to march ’till further Orders—Both Divisions are to observe their late order of march and the Officers commanding them to receive their Route and have their Encampments pointed out by the Quarter Master General. The Court Martial whereof Majr General Lord Stirling is President will not adjourn from the present place of their sitting ’till further orders.

A Party of 250 men is to be ready at five ôClock this afternoon with three days provisions exclusive of the present—The Officer Commanding the detachment will receive his orders from the Adjutant General.1

Captain Charles Porterfield of the 11th Virginia Regiment is appointed Brigade Major in General Woodford’s Brigade and is to be obeyed and respected accordingly.

The Army marching by Divisions.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1The orderly book of Jedediah Huntington’s brigade specifies the adjutant general “of the Right Wing” (NHi).

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