Viewing 1–19 of 19 documents: "bravery"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 27, 1786 Knox transmits Award to Colonel Pickens for actions at Cowpens Henry Knox Andrew Pickens Sword given to Pickens for service in the military, bravery, and patriotism.
November 6, 1792 Indian Attack on My Camp John Adair James Wilkinson Adair describes an Indian attack on his camp and the gallant response of his officers and men.
November 9, 1799 Deposition of Attwood Fales on behalf of John Pascell Attwood Falles [not available] Sworn testimony of Pascel's bravery and patriotism.
May 20, 1789 Knox certifies the military service of Baron de Glaubeeck Henry Knox [not available] Certificate of military service for Baron de Glaubeeck.
September 1, 1798 Recommendation for a Nephew of Mine Henry Livingston Alexander Hamilton Livingston requests a recommendation from Hamilton for his nephew Robert to command a company of the troops to be trained to defend American independence.
June 7, 1798 Qualifications of Capt. Samuel Nicholson & Capt. John Foster Williams Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Benjamin Lincoln Wolcott addresses the qualifications of Samuel Nicholson and John Foster Williams for command during the critical state of the country.
July 3, 1798 Orders to Take Frigate United States to Sea with Instructions Benjamin Stoddert Captain John Barry Announces preparation of frigate United States to go to sea under Barry's command. Encloses specific instructions. Fears actions of French and requests readiness for any enterprise, expressing confidence in skill and bravery. Establishes mode of communication with the use of flags near the Capes of Delaware.
June 21, 1790 The Secretary for the Department of War to whom was referred the petition of Caleb Brewster Henry Knox [not available] Report - Secretary of War approved the pension for Brewster who was wounded during his duty keeping the seaway between Long Island and Connecticut open for military communication.
July 26, 1789 Protection of Frontier Unknown Author [not available] Kentucky militia capable of offering assistance to frontier settlements from Indian attacks, federal troops not sufficient to offer help.
April 18, 1799 The Organzation & Manning of My Regiment Nathan Rice Alexander Hamilton Rice informs Hamilton of his progress in organizing and manning his regiment.
November 10, 1792 Sargent discusses defective stores with Knox Winthrop Sargent Henry Knox Letter, describes errors in military stores; describes inferior quality of military stores.
September 29, 1791 Public Thanks to General Wilkinson Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Knox sends St. Clair an excerpt from the letter from the President to General Wilkinson in which Wilkinson is thanked for his leadership in the expedition against the Indians at l'Anguille.
July 22, 1789 Military Appointment for My Brother William Heth Henry Knox Letter, asks for military appointment for his brother.
August 28, 1794 Report of Battle at Fallen Timbers, and Subsequent Destruction of Indian Property Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Reports victory in battle with Indians and British (Canadian) militia on Aug. 20 [Battle of Fallen Timbers]. Describes battle in detail, including tactics, officers and units recommended for bravery, killed, etc. Notes that Legion remained in area for three days, destroying Indian houses and fields, while the British garrison remained complacent within the fort at Roche de Bout. Reports large...
March 22, 1793 Wayne discusses officers with Knox Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Letter, describes problems concerning promotions and some inept officers.
December 27, 1796 Response to Cherokee John Watts' Concerns Over Boundaries, Etc. James McHenry John Watts McHenry speaks on behalf of the president, who says he is pleased by the Indians' inclinations toward peace. Notes he is sending Silas Dinsmoor, an Indian agent, to live among them. Says that the prosecution of white killers of Indians will be undertaken, though the Indians should take care to avoid such occurrences of violence. States that if Indians steal from whites, the value of the stolen...
November 23, 1790 Expedition to Omee River Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Letter, describes expedition to Omee River; describes lay of land along river; discusses frontier abbreviations for Indian names.
December 22, 1796 Speech by John Watts, Cherokee Chief, Concerning Peace & Boundaries with U.S. John Watts [not available] Notes that peace has faithfully been observed since a 1795 conference, though whites have killed Indians since then; expresses sorrow that these whites have not been punished. Describes the Indian-land boundary established Governor Blount [of TN], says he will abide only by that line. Asks that the boundary be formally run, by a U.S. surveyor of integrity (not a land speculator), and that...
August 24, 1792 Wayne's Campaign Strategy Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne explains in detail his strategy for the campaign against the Indians who he insists are being aided, behind the scenes, by the British. He argues against a Fall campaign because his troops are not adequately trained or supplied and the Indians are strongest in the Fall and weakest in the Spring.