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Minutes of a court of inquiry concerning Gideon Lamb
United States. Continental Army. Court of Inquiry (Lamb : 1777)
November 05, 1779 - November 06, 1779
Volume 14, Pages 351-352

COL. JAMES ARMSTRONG TO GENERAL JETHRO SUMNER.
[From MS Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

At a court of inquiry held at Halifax on the fifth day of Nov. 1779, by order of Brigadier Genl. Jethro Sumner to inquire into the conduct of Col. Gideon Lamb at the actions of Brandywine

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and Germantown, on the 11th of September and 4th of October, 1777, Col. James Armstrong presided.

Members.
Lieut. Col. Thackston
“ Davidson
Major Dixon
“ Eaton
“ Nelson
Capt. Donoho
“ White
Lieut. Bailey

The President met according to appointment, and adjourned the court to Saturday, 9 o'clock, 6th November. The court met according to adjournment, and after examining the different testimonies in regard to Col. Lamb leaving his regiment and the ground occupied by it on the eleventh of September, 1777, at the battle of Brandywine, without orders, are of the opinion that the charge is not supported, and that he is acquitted with honor.

JAMES ARMSTRONG.