Regarding the actions of Rawlings and his men at the siege of Fort Washington

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Author Name Colonel Moses Rawlings (primary)
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Regarding his denied claim for warrant for military bounty land, Rawling recounts the actions of himself, and his officers and men during the siege of Fort Washington during American Revolution. Of the 274 men in his Regiment, 52 officers and soldiers were killed or wounded. Says that Gordon's History of America reports that Rawling's regiment killed or wounded upwards of 600 men. Rawlings was captured and put on a hospital ship; was treated with indignity. Was sent to New York and was eventually paroled. Tried to rejoin the army but could not take rank in the line of the army. Was ordered to Fort Frederick to take charge of prisoners. Rawlings says he resigned commission because he thought he could no longer render service. During siege of York Town, was called upon to procure cattle for army; brought up one hundred head.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Moses Rawlings; Congress; regiment; Hessians; enemy; wounded officers; Colonel Livingston of New York; Major John Stewart of Maryland; John Stuart; prisoners; Executive of Maryland; ;
Related Places Fort Washington; Harlan Creek; New York; Long Island; Maryland; Fort Frederick; ;
Keywords memorial; siege; wound; hospital ship; indignity; under guard; old building; prison ships; prison; Revolutionary War; enlistment; resignation; considerable sum; neglect; cattle; siege of Fort Washington; siege of Yorktown; flour; claim; honorable testimony; ;
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