George Washington Papers

General Orders, 2 September 1780

General Orders

Head Quarters Tean Neck [N.J.] Saturday Septr 2d 1780

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Watchword March March

[Officers] For the Day Tomorrow[:] Brigadier General Irvine[,] Colonel Chambers[,] Lieutenant Colonel Vose[,] Brigade Major White. For Guard[:] Major Harwood.

The Army will march tomorrow morning—The General will beat at three ô clock—the Assemblé at half past four—and the march will commence precisely at five. the Quartermaster General will furnish the order of march and route.

After Orders.

Colonel Gansevoort is appointed officer of the day for this day vice Colonel Johnston indisposed.

The march of the Army is postponed ’till eight o clock tomorrow morning—the same intervals are to be observed in beating the General and Assemblé previous to the march as directed in the first order of this day.1

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Col. Israel Angell wrote in his diary for this date: “Clowdy and Cold with the wind in the Northeast and had raind a Considerable in the Night, Continued raining the Day, in the afternoon Recd Orders for the Army to march tomorrow morning 5 oClock, this order was Countermanded and the Army was to march at Eight oClock Instead of 5” (Field, Angell Diary description begins Edward Field, ed. Diary of Colonel Israel Angell, Commanding the Second Rhode Island Continental Regiment during the American Revolution, 1778–1781. Providence, 1899. description ends , 110–11).

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