George Washington Papers

General Orders, 29 March 1779

General Orders

Head-Quarters Middle-Brook Monday March 29th 1779.

Parole Eppingen—C. Signs Embuin Ems.

At a General Court Martial whereof Coll Hall was President—Henrich Lily and Henrich Winkler Dragoons in the Marechausie Corps were tried for, “Consulting a plot to desert to the enemy and carry with them two horses the property of Captain Von Heer[”] and acquitted.1

The General approves the sentence and orders them to be released.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

Adj. Gen. Alexander Scammell’s orderly book entry for this date includes the following additional general order: “A sub., serjeant and Twenty rank & file from Genl Muhlenbergs Brigade for fatigue Tomorrow ⟨mutilated⟩ to parade as Us⟨ual⟩” (orderly book, 22 Dec. 1778–26 June 1779, DNA: RG 93, Orderly Books, 1775–1783, vol. 28).

1Another enlisted man from Capt. Bartholomew von Heer’s Maréchaussée Corps subsequently was tried on these charges and convicted of attempted desertion (see General Orders, 1 April).

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