Troops Must Move Immediately

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Date December 16, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Isaac Craig (primary)
Summary Troops must move to Fort Washington immediately. If ice inhibits their decent of the Ohio River by boat, they must march. Orders materials to be procured for building a block house and picketed fort near Pittsburgh. Craig's experience as artillerist makes him best candidate to oversee construction as engineer.
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Related Persons/Groups Isaac Craig; Henry Knox; troops; Major Burnham; recruits; artillery officer; engineer; carpenters; contractors; ;
Related Places War Department; Fort Washington; Fort Pitt; Wheeling; Ohio River; Pittsburgh; Fort Franklin; ;
Keywords ice; public service; money; boats; transportation; woolen overalls; blockhouse; materials; late war; immediate danger; private property; ;
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