George Washington Papers

General Orders, 11 September 1780

General Orders

Head Quarters Steenrapia Monday Septemr 11. 1780

Parole Portsmouth Countersigns Poor: Pallas,
Watchword, Magnanimity.

[Officers] For the day Tomorrow[:] Brigadier General Glover[,] Colonel Craig[,] Lieutenant Colonel Johnston[,] Major Ball[,] Brigade Major Pettingall

Lieutenant Pride of the third Connecticutt regiment is Appointed Adjutant to the same from the 1st of May last—vice Adjutant Hart promoted.1

After Orders

Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Reid is Appointed officer of the day tomorrow vice Colonel Craig.2

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Reuben Pride (born c.1752) served as sergeant in the Connecticut militia regiment that became the 20th Continental Regiment in 1776. He entered the 3d Connecticut Regiment as ensign in January 1777 and rose to lieutenant that November. Pride became the regimental adjutant in July 1780, transferred in January 1781 to the 1st Connecticut Regiment, and left the army in November 1782.

Jonathan Heart (Hart; 1748–1791) graduated from Yale College in 1768 and served in the Connecticut militia regiment that became the 22d Continental Regiment. Promoted from ensign to lieutenant in August 1776, he became adjutant for the 3d Connecticut Regiment in January 1777 and ascended to captain in May 1780. He later served as captain in the 1st Connecticut Regiment with additional duties as brigade inspector. Heart left the army in autumn 1783. GW nominated him as an army captain in 1789 (see Papers, Presidential Series description begins W. W. Abbot et al., eds. The Papers of George Washington, Presidential Series. 19 vols. to date. Charlottesville, Va., 1987–. description ends 4:117). Heart died fighting Indians in the Ohio country as a major.

2George Reid (1733–1815) joined the 1st New Hampshire Regiment as a captain in 1775. Promoted to major in November 1776 and lieutenant colonel in April 1777, he became the 2d New Hampshire Regiment’s lieutenant colonel commandant in March 1778 and left the army in winter 1783. Reid later served as brigadier general in the New Hampshire militia.

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