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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1778
|Benedict Arnold to Colonel Henry Jackson regarding British troops marching to Philadelphia
|22 June 1778
|Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)
|Arnold, who now commanded in Philadelphia, orders Jackson to harass the British who had just evacuated the city (18 June) and were marching across New Jersey. "You will march with the Troops under your command at three O'Clock tomorrow morning and follow the route of the Enemy as nearly as you can with Conveniency, you will in Conjunction with any Continental Troops or Militia Attack the rear of the enemy and endeavor to harass them by all means in your power...." Docketed by recipient "My Marching Orders from Philadelphia." Jackson commanded a regiment (later designated the 16th Massachusetts) assigned to Arnold, whom Arnold is clearly detaching for pursuit. Washington's force caught up with Sir Henry Clinton a week later at Monmouth.
|Revolutionary War Revolutionary War General Military History Continental Army Global History and Civics Foreign Affairs Militia
|Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801) Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)
|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