George Washington Papers

General Orders, 12 October 1780

General Orders

Head Quarters Totowa Thursday October 12th 1780

Parole Rariton Countersigns Ross, Rice.
Watchword Resolution

[Officers] For the Day Tomorrow[:] Brigadier General Huntingdon[,] Colonel Nixon[,] Lieutenant Colonel Vose[,] Major Chapman[,] Brigade Major Ashley

Two Subs. two serjeants and forty rank and file for fatigue tomorrow, furnished with two days provision to repair the roads and bridges.

A Collier from each brigade to be employed under the direction of Colonel Baldwin while the Army remains in its present position.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

Lt. William S. Pennington of the 2d Continental Artillery Regiment wrote in his diary entry for this date: “Last evening Colonel Meigs’ Regiment of Connecticut troops arrived in camp from Peekskill, where they had been stationed for some time past” (Pennington, “Diary,” description begins A. C. M. Pennington, contributor. “Diary of William S. Pennington, of New Jersey, 1780–1781.” Journal of the Military Service Institution of the United States 4 (1883): 314–29. description ends 323; see also GW’s second letter to Nathanael Greene, 6 Oct., n.2).

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