George Washington Papers

General Orders, 28 May 1781

Head Quarters New Windsor Monday May 28th 1781


Each regiment in the New Hampshire Massachusett Rhode Island Connecticut New York and New Jersey lines is ordered to furnish two able bodied men (engaged for three years or during the war) from the first recruits that join them; to be incorporated with the Corps of Sappers and Miners on the same principles with those already draughted for that corps.

That part of Colonel Van Schaick’s regiment stationed at West Point is to be held in readiness to move on the shortest notice; all detachments or men on other duty from it are to be immediately relieved and called in.

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