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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.00454
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0015] September-December 1776 
Title Henry Knox to John Adams about officer selection and military academies
Date 25 September 1776
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Adams, John  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Later copy. Responds to a request from Adams and comments on the character and abilities of several officers, although he directs Adams to a list of officers rather than composing one himself. Discusses the difficulties of inducing good men to serve. Suggest the establishment of military academies. Discusses the problems of the Continental Army with reference to the activities in New York. Praises George Washington and Nathanael Greene. Believes the Battle of Long Island was their one chance to win in New York. Discusses the fortification of Harlem Heights.
Subjects Battle  Battle of Long Island (Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights)  Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Continental Army  President  Recruitment  Education  Fortification  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Adams, John (1735-1826)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  Greene, Nathanael (1742-1786)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme The American Revolution; Government & Politics; Education
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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