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From: "Elvin Birth" <>
Subject: [AMER-REV] July 15, 1779
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 13:44:42 -0400


Head Quarters, Wyoming,

"All the tents of the army at this post are to be struck tomorrow morning
at 9 o'clock, the ground on which they stand to be swept and cleaned in the
best manner, the brush and other filth burned, at one in the afternoon the
tents are to be pitched regularly.
The commanding officer of the 1st Jersey Regiment will review the front
of his encampment.
As wagons will not be wanting for this army the Commander-in-Chief
directs that those which properly belong to the army be sent to the fort at
Wyoming and left in the care of Col. Butler.
Col. Procter will take the bodies of the wagons belonging to the
Commander-in-Chief and such other covered ones as he may find necessary for
securing the ammunition in its passage up the river.
The brigadiers and officers commanding Brigade will call upon the
Commissary of Military Stores for a sufficient supply of ammunition for
their respective brigades, which they will have placed in a covered wagon
and conveyed with the stores of the Brigade. The horses now annexed to those
wagons will be used either as riding or pack horses and the enlisted
wagoners employed as pack horsemen.
The Quarter Master General will immediately have all the horses of the
army well shod and see that every thing in his department be in perfect
readiness for the movement of the army.
Officers commanding corps will see that their men's arms are in the best
order and that their cartridge boxes are filled with ammunition.
Fred'r Longbansh, John Smith and Fred Shoemaker, pack horse drivers,
tried by a general court martial whereof Col. Dayton was president, were
found guilty of desertion and sentenced each to receive fifty lashes on his
bare back and each to pay twenty dollars as a premium to those who took them
up. The General approved the sentence of the Court and ordered it executed
this evening at roll call at the head of the main guard."

Thursday July 15, 1779 reports from the Western front:

Erkuries Beatty, Lieutenant, 4th PA, Lake Otsego, "To day three men Deserted
from our Regt. likewise some more from the other Regts."
Henry Dearborn, Lieutenant Colonel, 3rd NH, Forty Fort, "we hear the Main
body of the Enimy have retir'd from Kings ferry on the Hudson river but have
left a post there."
Dr. Ebenezer Elmer, Surgeon, 2nd NJ, Wyoming, "Played Shinney with Genl.
Maxwell, Colo Dayton & a number of gentlemen."
William McKendry, Lieutenant, 6th MA, Lake Otsego, "Took a tour on the Lake
fishng."
Robert Parker, Lieutenant, 2nd NY Artillery, Lake Otsego, "This day found
the difference between EP & FC."
Rudolphus Van Hovenburgh, Lieutenant, 4th NY, "Thoms. Siblie Surgeon's mate
to the fourth N. Y. Regt. was Discharged from the army."

Excerpted from, "Conover, George S., compiler, JOURNALS OF THE EXPEDITION OF
MAJOR GENERAL JOHN SULLIVAN AGAINST THE SIX NATIONS OF INDIANS IN 1779 ...;
1778-1887; (Auburn, NY: Knapp, Peck & Thompson., 1887), Facsimile reprint
(Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 2000)" or from:
"Flick, A. C., THE SULLIVAN-CLINTON CAMPAIGN IN 1779: CHRONOLOGY AND
SELECTED DOCUMENTS; 1775-1779; (University of State of New York, Albany,
1929); State Library of North Carolina." or from:
"Donna Bluemink, Transcriptionist, MILITARY: REV WAR: ORDERLY BOOK. GEN.
SULLIVAN'S EXPEDITION. JUNE 19TH, 1779, TO JULY 30TH, 1779. PENNSYLVANIA
ARCHIVES, SIXTH SERIES, VOL. XIV, PAGES 23-65
; ; Available April 5, 2003 at:
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/1pa/military/revwar/6-14sullivan.txt
"

Elvin Birth, born at 41.230744, -76.258502, NAD27 a while back.
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