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Collection Reference Number GLC02498.09
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1782 
Title Andrew Pickens to Nathanael Greene about occupying ground and effect of the harvest on his troop strength
Date 23 July 1782
Author Pickens, Andrew (1739-1817)  
Recipient Greene, Nathanael  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Written by Brigadier General Pickens, the well-known partisan fighter of South Carolina, to Major General Greene as commander of the Southern Department. Due to orders from Governor John Mathews, he is now occupying ground previously occupied by General Francis Marion. Apologizes that fewer men are in the brigade than expected. Says the harvest wasn't finished and troops wanted to stay behind because a group of Tories recently marched through the area. Expects these men to filter into the camp in a few days. Written from Bacon's Bridge, in Summerville, South Carolina.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Government and Civics  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  Loyalist  
People Greene, Nathanael (1742-1786)  Pickens, Andrew (1739-1817)  
Place written Summerville, South Carolina
Theme The American Revolution; Agriculture
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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