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Report from the Major General Commanding the Army

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionClements Library: Anthony Wayne Letterbooks view image
CollectionOhio Historical Society: Anthony Wayne Transcripts (no image)
CollectionPrinted Version only (no 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 September 7, 1792
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Wayne complains that his men are not being paid as expeditiously as he would like. The rivers are so low that they are not navigable so supplies cannot be transported but inefficiency on the part of the contractor is also at fault. There is a great need for qualified officers. Records are enclosed regarding the punishments meted out for desertion, including three executions. The troops marksmanship continues to improve with continued practice.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Cited in Knox to Wayne, 09/13/1792, and Knox to Wayne, 09/14/1792.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Anthony Wayne; officers; sub legions; Major Asheton's detachment; Mr. Williams; paymasters; Contractor; Mr. Williams; Dragoons; Paymaster General; Lieutenant Britt; deputy paymaster pro tem; temporary Brigade Major; adjutants; adjutant General; fine young fellows; Mr. Jones; Mr. Dunn; Mr. Butler; ensign; Cornets; John Elias alias Ebbert alias Elis; marksmen; soldiers; Indians; Captain Brady; ;
Related Places Pittsburgh; Fort Washington; Ohio River; Sandusky; ;
Keywords extract from general orders; mustering; muster rolls; pay rolls; enlistment rolls; pay; feed; uneasiness; provision; correspondence; rations wanted; clothing; boat; Equinox; appoint; character; returns; report; sentences; General Court Martial; condemned to death; shaved, branded and whipt; pardoned; shot to death; exemplary punishments; desertions; musktery; rifles; competition; manoeuvre; maneuver; desultory expedition; some of the provisions not fit for use; a very heavy fall of water; three field days; happy competition; ;
Key Phrases let us pay & feed well--we then have a right to expect due subordination apropos--we have experienced some little uneasiness with respect to the quality of the provision, lately offered to the troops; we were fed, but from hand to mouth;

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