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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1782
|Alexander Roxburgh to William Smallwood reporting on military matters including the situation of the British
|31 May 1782
|Roxburgh, Alexander (fl. 1782-1800)
|Written near Bacon's Bridge, possibly near Dorchester, South Carolina. Major Roxburgh informs General Smallwood that his company remains near Bacon's Bridge in an inactive state. Reports that the British "continue in the same situation as when I last wrote you with this difference that a detachment of about eleven hundred embarked three weeks ago for Jamaica." Relates that the British frequently send out what he calls parties of horse, and this action distresses local inhabitants. Mentions Captain Armstrong. Reports that General Wayne (possibly Anthony Wayne) detached Colonel White and part of Colonel Pope's Regiment to surprise the British near Savannah, Georgia. Mentions Generals Lesly and Green (possibly Nathanael Greene). Declares "Our ... numbers do duty with nothing but a bad blanket wrap'd round them, though we will have them cloathed in a few weeks, the Provision we draw is intolerable the Beef mere Carion." Encloses a list of men (not included), hoping to receive their allowance. States that these men will serve for three years and are excellent fellows. In a post script, requests that Smallwood send the allowance, as he is in need of money.
|Revolutionary War Revolutionary War General Military History Continental Army Global History and Civics Foreign Affairs Caribbean Military Provisions Diet and Nutrition Military Supplies Clothing and Accessories Military Uniforms Soldier's Pay
|Smallwood, William (1732-1792) Roxburgh, Alexander (fl. 1782-1800) Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796) Greene, Nathanael (1742-1786)
|The American Revolution; Foreign Affairs
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859