George Washington Papers

General Orders, 28 July 1780

Head Quarters Pracaness Friday July 28th 1780.

Parole [          ]
Countersigns L, P.
Watchword Attention
Of. the Day Tomorrow
Lieutenant Colonel Stewart
Brigade Major M. Gowan.

The Army, except the Jersey Brigade, will march tomorrow morning by the Left in the following order Vizt

Stirling’s Division
Park of Artillery
Flying Hospital
Baggage of General Staff
Pennsylvania Division
Baggage of the Army in the order of
the Brigades
Quarter Master General’s Stores
Commissary Generals Stores
Cavalry which will detach patroles on
the parallel roads of the right

The General will beat at two o Clock: the Assemblé at half past two and the march will commence precisely at three: Guards as usual. The Quarter Master General will furnish the route. The General expects the strictest regularity will be maintain’d in the March.

Maxwell’s Brigade will remain on its present ground ’till further orders: the 3d Jersey regiment will immediately join it.

After Orders

The Quarter Master General is providing the Complement of Waggons to Transport the Tents and baggage of the Troops, but should there be a deficiency, it is not to prevent the march of the troops; small Guards are to be left with what cannot be carried away to follow as soon as possible.

Lieutenant Colonel Mentges will command the rear and Lieutenant Colonel Stewart the Advance Guard tomorrow.

Lieutenant Colonel Harmar will take the Command of the 7th Pennsylvania regiment with the rank he now holds for the present.

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