George Washington Papers

General Orders, 18 October 1778

General Orders

Head-Quarters Frederick’sburgh Sunday Octr 18th 78.

Parole Tunbridge—C. Signs Thrace Tenbury—

Lieut. Augustine Taylor of the 7th Connecticutt Regiment is appointed Pay-Master to the same from the 27th day of July last.1

Coll Greaton is appointed President of the Genl Court Martial which is to sit tomorrow morning ten ôClock, vice Coll Patten.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Augustine Taylor (1755–1816) of New Milford, Conn., who had graduated from Yale in 1776, had been appointed a second lieutenant in the 7th Connecticut Regiment in January 1777, and on 15 June 1778 his regimental commander, Col. Heman Swift, had recommended Taylor to GW as an officer in one of the Continental sapper companies, an appointment which Taylor did not receive (see General Orders, 9 June 1778, n.1). Promoted to first lieutenant in the 7th Connecticut Regiment in January 1779, Taylor transferred to the 1st Connecticut Regiment in January 1781, and he resigned his commission in June 1781. He moved to Sharon, Conn., in 1784 and served in the general assembly between 1790 and 1802. In 1812 Taylor was appointed a major general of the Connecticut militia.

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