Clothing has Saved the Lives of Many Soldiers

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Date May 26, 1796
Author Name Henry Gaither (primary) Location: Fort Pickering
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary)
Summary Lt. Col. Henry Gaither informs the Commissary of Military Stores that the shipment of clothing, arms, and accoutrement was timely in its arrival since it probably saved the lives of many soldiers. The soldiers of Virginia were crowded into the hold of a single schooner and many arrived without shirts or blankets and suffering from bad colds. Captain Eaton's company endured a long passage and many were sick when they arrived and were to confined to the hospital.
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Henry Gaither; Captain Eaton; company; soldiers; ;
Related Places Fort Pickering; Virginia; ;
Keywords clothing; blankets; sickness; illness; shirts; blankets; schooner; soldiers; arms; hospital; buildings; ;
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