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Collection Reference Number GLC02498.07
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1775 
Title Benjamin Lincoln to John Thomas about tent poles post Battle of Bunker Hill
Date 22 June 1775
Author Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  
Recipient Thomas, John  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Written by Lieutenant Colonel Lincoln to Brigadier General Thomas. Says he is sending one load of tent poles and that he should "order them droped" where he wants. If all can't be used at Roxbury, asks they be sent to Cambridge. Written five days after the Battle of Bunker Hill and on the same day Congress prepared a list of Continental Brigadier Generals that overlooked Thomas. At the time, Thomas was an officer in the state militia. Washington hinted that Congress should fix the mistake, and when another officer declined his appointment, Thomas was selected. Thomas died of smallpox on 2 June 1776 after retreating from Montreal in May 1776. Dated from the Committee of Supply's chamber, whereabouts unknown.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Siege of Boston  Military Camp  Military Supplies  Continental Army  
People Lincoln, Benjamin (1733-1810)  Thomas, John (1724-1776)  
Theme The American Revolution
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859