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Reorganization of Armed Forces, with details

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PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
Document Information
Date December 13, 1798
Author Name George Washington (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Improvements to armed forces explained in detail. Washington suggested reducing the number of officers in the infantry and cavalry for multiple reasons. Washington also addressed the difficulty of obtaining materials and supplies for troops at a decent rate. It was advised that the President should be given the highest military rank due to his duties to the country and its citizens.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes This document, forwarded under a private letter of the same date by Washington, is a draft in the hand of Hamilton. print doc only
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; George Washington; General Officers; officers; Lieutenant Colonel; troops; company; Captain; Aides de Camp; artillery; cavalry; regiment; infantry; cadet; surgeons mate; Quartermaster; Quarter Master; Sergeant; Major; Brigadier; Austrian; Prussian; riflemen; dragoon; battalion; company; musicians; platoon; Commander in Chief; aide de camp; brigade; tailor; engineer; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; camp; foreign nations; Great Britain; Austria; Prussia; ;
Keywords artillery; uniform; coat; cape; hat; breeches; provisions; rations; vinegar; liquor; clothes; nanken; epaulet; supplies; provisions; leather; tin; rations; bread; flour; beef; salt beef; salt pork; fresh meat; candles; vinegar; artillery; ;
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