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Huntington, Jedediah, 1743-1818



Brigadier General Jedediah Huntington was born August 4th, 1743 in Norwich Connecticut. He graduated from Harvard in 1763 and his Master’s in 1770 from Yale. After graduating from Harvard, Huntington became involved with the Norwich Militia eventually becoming a Captain by May of 1774. In spring of 1776, now a Colonel, he marched to Dorchester Heights. After the British left Boston he marched to New York. In 1777 Huntington became a Brigadier General. He stayed in Valley Forge in the winter of 1777.


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Jedediah Huntington Orderly Book


 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2358
Scope and Contents The Jedediah Huntington Orderly Book collection (2358) is a book of orders from George Washington written by Jedediah Huntington. The orders in the book are from January 1st, 1776 to April 2nd of the same year. The orders vary throughout the book. In the beginning the orders appear more concerned with organization. There is an entry, for example, detailing the make-up of regiments and companies. Similarly, there is another entry which details punishments; for example, someone found to be...
Dates: Created: Jan 1 - Apr 2 1776; Other: Date acquired: 02/07/1921