George Washington Papers

General Orders, 21 February 1779

General Orders

Head-Quarters Middle-Brook Sunday Feby 21st 1779.

Parole Rockingham—C. Signs Rugby—Ripley—

Returns of the names of those men who have reinlisted in consequence of the late orders to be transmitted next tuesday to the Orderly-Office by the Commandants of Brigades.1

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

Adj. Gen. Alexander Scammell’s orderly book entry for this date includes the following additional general orders: “The Court Martial of which Colo. Hall is president to sit tomorrow morning 10 oClock the members and all persons concerns [concerned] will attend punctually at the time.

“A Capt. 2 Subs. 2 serjeants & 40 Rank & file for fatigue tomorrow from Genl Woodfords Brigade—To parade at 9 oClock A.M.” (orderly book, 22 Dec. 1778–26 June 1779, DNA: RG 93, Orderly Books, 1775–1783, vol. 28).

1The following Tuesday was 23 February. For GW’s recent re-enlistment orders, see General Orders, 7 and 12 February.

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