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Dragoons, Troop Movements, Creek Hostility

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionDetroit Public Library: Anthony Wayne Papers view image
MicrofilmHistorical Society Of Pennsylvania: Anthony Wayne Papers (no image)
PublicationKnopf, Richard C., ed. Anthony Wayne, A Name In Arms: The Wayne-Knox-Pickering-McHenry Correspondence. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1960. (no image)
Document Information
Date August 29, 1796
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Detroit
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary In a largely illegible letter, Wayne seems to be reporting on the state of the military deployment in the southwest that is a response to the hostile actions of the Creek Indians. Also addresses the time and difficulty of transporting large numbers of troops across the frontier.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Anthony Wayne; Creek Nation of Indians; Creek; Indians; Dragoons; cavalry; English; ;
Related Places Detroit; Georgia; Fort Defiance; Coleraine; Fort Washington; Lexington; Kentucky; Knoxville; South Western Territory; St. Marys; Indian Lands; ;
Keywords act of Congress; military establishment; horses; saddles; bridles; longitude; on foot; forage; former usage and custom; excursions on horseback; cattle; property; seaboard; intelligence; hostilities; ;
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