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William Douglas letters

00-2009-33-0

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2009-33-0

Scope and Contents

Three letters written by Colonel William Douglas (1742-1777) from Philips Borough, NY to his wife with details of Washington's troop movement and battles. Dated 17 Nov 1776, 27 Nov 1776, & 5 Dec 1776. These may be handwritten copies of the originals - they are all on the same sheet of paper. Douglas was a colonel of a Connecticut regiment in the American Revolution, who’s troops retreated at the British landing at Kip’s Bay (September 1776), only to be stopped personally by George Washington. He later commanded troops at the Battle of White Plains, NY (October 1776). His health deteriorated during the war and he returned to his home in Northfield, CT where he died.

Dates

  • Created: 1776
  • Other: Date acquired: 02/11/2009

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Extent

1.00 items

1.00 items

Language of Materials

English

Source of Acquisition

Unknown.

Method of Acquisition

Found in collection.

Existence and Location of Originals

http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

Related Materials

multi-part note content

Other Descriptive Information

This collection was processed with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).

Title
William Douglas letters
Author
Lee S. Cook
Date
02/11/2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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