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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.00654
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0018] September-December 1777 
Title Account of the campaign of September and October 1777 including a report on the Battle of Paoli
Date 16 September - 16 October 1777
Author Knox, William (1756-1795)  
Document Type Military document
Content Description Later copy. Possibly created by William Knox, General Henry Knox's brother. Contains a report of the 20 September Battle of Paoli. Mentions Generals Knox, Green (possibly Nathanael Greene), and Alexander McDougall. In an entry for 28 September, records the receipt of favorable news from the north (referring to the Battle of Freeman's Farm). Mentions Generals John Burgoyne (British), Horatio Gates, and Benedict Arnold. An entry for 30 September states, "Very cold nights, having no blankets." Gives an account of the 4 October Battle of Germantown, reporting that General Francis Nash was wounded (Nash died from this wound). On 11 October, reports that a court of inquiry met to assess the conduct of General John Sullivan, who led a failed expedition to Staten Island, noting on 12 October that Sullivan was acquitted. An entry for 14 October attests that Horatio Gates gained advantage over Burgoyne in the north (Saratoga, New York). Relates that General [Simon] Fraser died in the engagement. Previously marked as a copy.
Subjects Battle of Saratoga  Battle of Germantown  Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Global History and Civics  Battle  Military Camp  Military Supplies  Naturalization  Death  Military Law  
People Knox, William (1756-1795)  McDougall, Alexander (1732-1786)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Greene, Nathanael (1742-1786)  Burgoyne, John (1722-1792)  Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)  Gates, Horatio (cb. 1727-1806)  Nash, Francis (1720-1777)  Sullivan, John (1740-1795)  Fraser, Simon (1729-1777)  
Theme The American Revolution; Foreign Affairs; Health & Medicine; Law
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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