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Raising of additional militia in Georgia, and controversy over Federal command of troops

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: 3d Cong, House, Sec War Confidential Rep, RG233 view image
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Document Information
Date July 20, 1793
Author Name Henry Gaither (primary) Location: Fort Fidius
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary From Fort Fidius, Gaither's correspondence includes two letters from Mr Bernard. Reports that Georgia Governor Telfair has published an order for raising 100 cavalry and 100 infantry militia, to be under Gaither's command. Gaither believes the numbers are sufficient; militia officers do not; nor are they pleased that a federal officer has command of these troops.
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Document Notes This document is enclosed in a statement relative to the South Western frontiers, as connected with the state of Georgia and Creek Indians, the south Western territory of the United States and the Cherokees submitted to the House of Representatives on December 4, 1793. This document is an integral part of [Public Reports] and other communications of the Secretary of War, 12/99/1793.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Henry Gaither; Federal officer; Georgia militia; cavalry; infantry; militia officers; Timothy Bernard; Timothy Barnard; ;
Related Places Fort Fidius; Georgia; frontier; ;
Keywords arms; ;
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