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Orders from James Moore concerning the Continental Army in South Carolina, including related note by William Moultrie
Moore, James, 1737-1777
January 09, 1777
Volume 11, Page 704

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[Moultrie's Memoirs of the American Revolution Vol. 1. Pages 188 & 189]

Jan. 9th, 1777.

The detached situation of Fort Moultrie, Haddrell's Point, this town, and Fort Johnson, from each other making it necessary that the command of the troops be divided; Gen. Howe will command in town and Fort Johnson; Gen. Gadsden at Fort Moultrie and Sullivans Island; and Gen. Moultrie to command the North Carolinians, at Haddrell's point.

Gen. Moore returned to North Carolina, and left the command of the troops of that State, to Gen. Nash.

An express arrived with orders for the North Carolina troops to march to the northward.