Minutes of a Continental Army Council of War
United States. Continental Army. Council of War (Lincoln)
Volume 14, Pages 805-806
COUNCIL OF WAR.
[Letters of Genls. Lee, Lincoln and Moultrie, 158, p. 433.]
At a Council of Officers held in Garrison of Charles Town April 26th, 1780,
Major Genl. Lincoln.
Brigadier-General Du Portail.
Colonel Commandt. Beekman.
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General Lincoln asked the Council whether, in their opinion, the evacuation of this garrison was an expedient & practicable measure.
The Council were unanimously of opinion that it is not expedient, as being impracticable.
(Endorsed.) Council of War, April 26th. No. 19.