Thomas Fitzsimmons Provides Notes on St. Clair's Campaign

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Date November 23, 1792
Author Name Thomas Fitzsimmons (primary)
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Summary Document, notes on interviews conducted with officers of St. Clair's campaign; describes deficiency of muskets; describes inferior quality of clothing and equipage.
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Related Persons/Groups Thomas Fitzsimmons; Bines; Binns; Major Ferguson; General Knox; Major Gaither; Colonel Darke; Committee; quartermaster; artificers; Commander in Chief; ;
Related Places Maryland; Fort Washington; ;
Keywords French arms; arms; muskets; touch holes; powder; camp equipment; tents; horses; sickles; clothing; signal guns; flints; recruiting; shoes; boots; hats; levies; levy; ;
Key Phrases considerable difference with cloathing of the levys and regulars; inform the commanding officer of the defect of the powder and arms; order of the commander in chief; corps you commanded; examined the flints; please inform the committee what you know respecting the tents & camp equipage; tents were miserable bad so that in little time they were torn & totally insufficient to sleep; do you know who had the care of the horses under the quarter master; they had none of these things; troops equipped as to cloathing & arms; cloathing was rather inferior; men armed and the muskets were many of them deficient the touch hole being too small; powder delivered to the riflemen of the same quality; powder delivered to them was complained of;
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