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Archive for November, 2007

Nine Deserters at Cambridge

“November 26.
After a great deal of trouble   General Riedesel at last obtained somewhat more decent quarters than hitherto also for himself, these being on the road from Cambridge to Water Town.
The number of deserters at Cambridge amounted to 9 men among the Brunswick troops at the end of this month, after deducting those who put […]

25 November 1777

“November  25.
At General Riedesel’s request Massereau, the commissary in charge of the prisoners of war, had given some of our captured officers passes in order that they might come to Cambridge to settle the affairs of the regiments and companies there, from which they had been separated so long.  So some of them came today […]

“November 24
At last the German troops on Winter Hill were also given a commissary, who was to the only one through whom we might buy the provisions we required, and who was to execute all our other commissions. To all appearances it was only the goodwill and forethought the commandant of Boston had […]

23 November 1777

“November 23.
The report of an expedition across Lac Champlain to Ticonderoga under Marquis de la Fayette and Colonel Stark during the frost was circulated among the Americans.  The former even came to Albany with that object, but as he neither found the number of troops there that had been fixed upon nor money, and provisions […]

“November 20.
President Hankok arrived at Boston amidst the pealing of bells and firing of many guns from the town and harbour.  In order to mortify us he is generally called “King Hankok”, probably as a joke.  People who know him well all admit, that it is not his great talents that have raised him to […]

18 November, 1777

“November 18.
On the arrival of Captain v.Geismar of the Hesse-Hanau Regiment, who had remained behind at Albany owing to illness, we were informed of the deaths of Captains v.Dahlstierna and Fredersdorf of the wounds they had received on October 7, as well as that of Lieutenant Bode of the Battalion of Chasseurs, who was wounded […]

“November 12.
The month of November was taken up with arrangements that were necessary for the good of the troops.
As the uniforms of the regiments of our 2nd Division were in the most retched condition, and we could neither get blue cloth nor other material in Boston, as on the one hand all the cloth had […]

“November 12.
The month of November was taken up with arrangements that were necessary for the good of the troops.
As the uniforms of the regiments of our 2nd Division were in the most retched condition, and we could neither get blue cloth nor other material in Boston, as on the one hand all the cloth had […]

11 November, 1777

“November 11.
Orders were issued referring to cleanliness and order in the barracks, also that the companies were to turn out twice every day and have their names called over, and that the men were to beware of having any dealings with the American troops either good or bad, as their barracks were close behind ours […]

“November 10
General Heath caused the following declaration to be issued to the convention troops: -
“Major-General Heath, commandant of the Eastern Department, desires to treat General Burgoyne and all the officers of his army with courtesy and generosity and the soldiers with goodwill and care, and therefore makes the following known, so that order and harmony […]

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