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General orders from Charles Lee at Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia
Lee, Charles, 1731-1782
August 06, 1776 - August 25, 1776
Volume 11, Pages 339-340

[Order Book of Gen. Chas. Lee, p. 19.]


August 6th, 1776.

“The Court of Officers that sat yesterday to settle the Continental Rank of1 Col. Mūhlenburgh and2 Col. Sumner, report as follows:

“That after having maturely considered the Premises they are of opinion, That both on account of the want of proper vouchers accurately to ascertain the rank of Col. Mūhlenburgh and Col. Sumner, and particularly on account of the absence of the latter without his having appointed anybody to appear before this Court in his Behalf, it would be improper for them to come im̄edy to a Determination on this matter: But as it may be necessary for the good of the Service that there should be a temporary settlement of the Rank of Col. Mūhlenburgh and Col. Sumner, the Court therefore, recommend that these Gentlemen for the present cast Lots for Rank of both of them 'till a farther determination.

Gen. Lee approves the foregoing mode for settling the rank of Col. Mūhlenburgh and Col. Sumner until it can be better ascertained, and it is ordered that they settle the rank accordingly.”

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P. 21

Savannah, August 25th, 1776—

“Besides the party already ordered for Fatigue, a Subaltern and 30 men of Major Mayson's Rangers are to parade to-morrow morning precisely at 6 o'clock—

Detail for Fatigue:
1
Subaltern,
15
Rank and
File
from
Col. Moultrie's.
1
Do.
13
do.
do.
Col. Huger's.
1
Captain,
22
do.
do.
Col. Sumner's.
1
Sub.
30
do
do
Major Mayson.

agreeable to the above order

All the Fatigue party to parade at the Guard House To-morrow morning at 6 o'clock precisely.”


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1 Virginia Regiment.

2 3d North Carolina Regiment.