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Order & Discipline in the Legion, and Reinforcements & Promotions

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionClements Library: Anthony Wayne Letterbooks view 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 January 4, 1793
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Legion Ville
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Wayne hopes the Legion's officers' communique on rations does not injure its impression of order and discipline, as these have been trained into them well. Detachment of Virginia dragoons has arrived, sadly reduced by desertion; they will be sent down the Ohio to Fort Washington. Necessary promotions in the cavalry have been made, due to shortage of officers; 2 resignations mentioned, one by an officer unfit for duty due to "an avidity to whiskey."
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Cited in Knox to Wayne, 01/05/1793. Spans Images 157-159 of this collection.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Anthony Wayne; Legion; officers; General James Wilkinson; Caleb Swan; paymaster general; dragoons; infantry; Cavalry; President; Captain Bouryer; Lieutenant Fleming; Captain Stephenson; Rifle Corps; Major Beatty; Captain Howe; Lieutenant Lyman; Major Trueman; Baron Steubens; hostile Indians; Indians; ;
Related Places Legion Ville; Pittsburgh; Richmond; Virginia; Ohio River; Fort Washington; ;
Keywords rations; address of the officers; order and discipline; late war; dispatches; convoys; garrison; escorts; desertion; promotions; resigned; resignation; avidity to whiskey; whiskey; killed; blue book; ;
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