George Washington Papers

General Orders, 24 May 1779

General Orders

Head-Quarters Middle-Brook Monday May 24th 1779

Parole Bellisle—C. Signs Baltic—Bilboa.

Captain Nicholas Gilman of the 3rd New-Hampshire regiment from the 15th of January 1778—and Captain John Singer Dexter of the 1st Rhode-Island Regiment from the 1st of May following are appointed Assistants to the Adjutant General & are to be obeyed and respected accordingly. The Brigadiers and officers commanding brigades will see that there is a sufficiency of Ammunition with their brigades to issue at a moments warning and that their men’s Arms and Accoutrements are in the best possible order.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

Adj. Gen. Alexander Scammell’s orderly book entry for this date includes the following additional general orders: “Brigadier General William Irvine will take command of the 1st Pennsylvania Brigade ’till further orders” (orderly book, 22 Dec. 1778–26 June 1779, DNA: RG 93, Orderly Books, 1775–1783, vol. 28).

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