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Consternation at Reports of Enemy Activity Near Fort Hamilton

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CollectionSterling Library: John M. & Preston Brown Papers view image
Document Information
Date November 4, 1792
Author Name James Wilkinson (primary) Location: Fort Washington
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Discusses actions around Fort Hamilton -- Lt. Hartshorn left in command there, 3 men from the garrison captured by "the enemy" [presumably Indians], failed pursuit, etc. Defends his leaving a subaltern in command there because of his own absence without giving a reason for it; discusses movements of latest supply train and reinforcements. Writes that "I dare not in prudence move upon the main roads."
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Copy no. 30
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Brigadier General James Wilkinson; Dr. Hammell; Lieutenant Hartshorn; command; enemy; Lieutenant Gaines; subaltern; Major Adair; Kentucky Volunteers; Sergeant Brick; commander in chief; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places Fort Hamilton; garrison; main road; Fort Washington; Ohio; ;
Keywords rifle shots; convoy pack horses; march; ;
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