George Washington Papers

General Orders, 3 October 1780

General Orders

Head Quarters Orangetown Tuesday October 3d 1780

Parole North Carolina Countersigns Namur, Pym.
Watchword Justice

[Officers] For the Day Tomorrow[:] Brigadier General Huntington[,] Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Reid[,] Lieutenant Colonel Johnston[,] Major Wyllys[,] Brigade Major White

For Detachment[:] Major Chapman

After Orders

Each regiment to furnish two Tents for the Camp and Quarter Guards—The brigade Quarter masters will see that they are properly pitched immediately.1

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Ensign Jeremiah Greenman wrote in his diary entry for this date that while on “Brigade Guard” in stormy weather, he had no protection except “a hut made of bows [boughs]” (Greenman, Diary description begins Robert C. Bray and Paul E. Bushnell, eds. Diary of a Common Soldier in the American Revolution, 1775-1783: An Annotated Edition of the Military Journal of Jeremiah Greenman. DeKalb, Ill., 1978. description ends , 183, brackets in source).

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