George Washington Papers

General Orders, 17 July 1779

General Orders

Head-Quarters Stony-Point [N.Y.] Saturday July 17th 1779.

Parole Fortune—C. Signs Favors. Bravery.

A Major, two Captains, four Subalterns six serjeants and one hundred rank and file from General Woodford’s Brigade to march immediately with their Packs, Arms & Provision to relieve the detachment with the british Prisoners whom they are to escort to such place as ordered by the Commissary of Prisoners—The Major1 will receive directions from the commanding officer of the party he relieves—A few prisoners now in custody at Stony-Point are to be carried on to join the other Prisoners.2

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1For evidence that prisoners captured at Stony Point, N.Y., on the night of 15–16 July were put under the charge of Maj. Henry Lee, Jr., see Anthony Wayne to GW, 20 July.

2For the handling of prisoners taken at Stony Point, see GW to William Woodford, 22 July, n.1; see also Andrew Sutherland to GW, 18 July, and Lee to GW, 21 July (second letter).

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