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Return of James Moore's brigade of the Continental Army [at Wilmington], including cover letter from Moore to Willie Jones
Williams, William
October 20, 1776
Volume 10, Pages 857-859

[From MS. Records in office of Secretary of State.]
Field Return of General Moore's Brigade.

Sir,

In Consequence of a Resolve of the Council of the 19th Inst, in which I am desired to lay before them the state of the Brigade under my Command I hereby inclose You a General return of the Foot, the last returns (made to me) of the Artillery Company & Captain Dickerson's Company of Light Horse. When the Council have done with them, I should be glad if they were returned, as I have not got duplicates.

I have the Honor to be
Sir Your Obedt Humble Servt
Ja. MOORE.

October 21st, 1776.

-------------------- page 858 --------------------

[From MS. Records in Office of of Secretary of State.]
A General Return of the Brigade Commanded by Colonel Moore.

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PRESENT.
WANTING TO COMPLEAT
SINCE LAST RETURN JOINED
ON COMMAND
GENS' ATTs.
FIELD OFFICERS.
COMMd OFFICERS.
STAFF OFFICERS.
NON-COMMISSIONd OFFICERS.
RANK AND FILE.
TOTAL.
FIELD OFFICERS.
COMMd OFFICERS.
STAFF OFFICERS.
NON-COMMd OFFICERS.
TOTAL
Aids de Camp.
Secretary.
Colonels.
Lieutenant Colonels.
Majors.
Captains.
Lieutenants.
Ensigns.
Adjutant Generals.
Dy Quar Generals.
Brigade Major.
Adjutants.
Chaplains.
Surgeons.
Surgeons' Mates.
Quar Masters.
Sergeant Majors.
Quar Master Sergeants.
Sergeants.
Drum Majors.
Fife Majors.
Fifers.
Drummers.
Fit for Duty.
Sick.
On Furlough.
Recruited.
Total.
Sergeants.
Fifers.
Drummers.
Rank and File.
Recruited.
Died.
Discharged.
Deserted.
Killed.
Wounded.
Missing.
Sergeants.
Fifers.
Drummers.
Rank and File.
Colonels.
Lieutenant Colonels.
Majors.
Captains.
Lieutenants.
Ensigns.
Adjutants.
Chaplains.
Surgeons.
Quar Masters.
Sergeants.
Fifers.
Drummers.
Rank and File.
Strength of Forces.
1st Battin
1
1
1
7
14
5
1
1
1
1
1
1
24
1
4
8
89
78
167
8
2
2
6
81
310
2nd do
1
1
3
6
3
1
1
1
20
1
4
90
128
4
222
5
1
1
267
∗3rd do
∗37
4th do
1
1
5
9
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
20
1
8
183
92
57
332
8
1
28
1
1
34
451
5th do
1
4
12
5
1
1
1
1
1
20
1
4
131
78
118
327
15
60
1
1
1
1
4
1
58
504
6th do
1
1
5
2
2
1
1
1
11
2
108
120
48
276
10
58
2
8
6
4
84
463
1
1
1
1
3
1
1
3
4
3
24
43
19
1
1
4
2
4
2
5
4
2
95
2
6
26
601
496
227
1,324
43
1
146
1
1
2
4
10
3
17
5
257
2,035
∗ Present with Colonel Martin at Salisbury.
N. B.
1st
Regiment—
the 81 said to be on Command are in Georgia.
2nd
do
75 on Command in Georgia.
3rd
do
the whole on Command in Georgia except the 37 with Colonel Martin.

October 20th, 1776.
Wm WILLIAMS, Brige Major.