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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.01112
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0032] August 1781 
Title Benjamin Lincoln to George Washington on the situation of Charlestown
Date 3 August 1781
Author Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  
Additional authors Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794)
Recipient Washington, George  
Document Type Military document
Content Description Marked as a copy; copied by Samuel Shaw, Knox's aide. General Lincoln offers Washington his observations "on the situation of Charlestown, the strength of its works, the number of men necessary to garrison it, and the point or points by which it may be approached." Contains a partial docket. Knox's retained copy in Shaw's hand.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Continental Army  President  
People Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794)  
Theme The American Revolution; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information Lincoln took part in the 1781 Yorktown campaign.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
Related documents Map of Charleston, South Carolina  
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