Military order

Object number
FIC.2013.34
Date
August 28 1778
Description
A retreat order written for the Continental Army during the Battle of Rhode Island, August 28, 1778. Signed by Adjutant General William Pecke. Remains of a red seal are located at left edge of paper."Col. Laurens" is written on reverse (Colonel John Laurens). A notation by William Ellery is also written on reverse.
Object Type
orders (military records)
Subjects
American Revolution
Battle of Rhode Island
Related People & Organizations
Ellery, William, 1727-1820 (subject)
Laurens, John, Colonel (subject)
Pecke, William, Adjutant General (subject)