George Washington Papers

General Orders, 20 July 1778

General Orders

Head-Quarters [Wright’s Mills, N.Y.]1 Monday July 20th 1778.

Parole Carlisle—C. Signs Campton. Chester.

The Right and Left Wings are to remain on their present ground ’till further orders—The Officers will see that their men wash their Cloathes, cleanse and put their Arms in good Order as soon as possible and carefully examine their Ammunition.

The Commander in Chief directs that no drums beat after-Retreat-beating ’till Reveillee unless by a general Order—Commanding Officers of Regiments & Corps are desired to see this order punctually complied with.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1This location is taken from the orderly books of Jedediah Huntington’s brigade (NHi) and the 1st North Carolina Regiment ( N.C. State Records description begins Walter Clark, ed. The State Records of North Carolina. 16 vols., numbered 11-26. Winston and Goldsboro, N.C., 1895–1907. description ends , 12:506).

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