Washington, George, 1732-1799. The writings of George Washington from the original manuscript sources: Volume 4
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GENERAL ORDERS Head Quarters, Cambridge, March 2, 1776.

    Parole Neilson. Countersign Adams.

    Upon any Alarm Col Patterson's regiment, is immediately to repair to Letchmoore's point, leaving one Capt. two Subs., two Serjeants and fifty Rank and File, in the work leading to the bridge.

    Col Bond's Regiment is instantly to march to Cobble-hill; and Col Sergeants Regiment to the north, middle, and south redoubts -- This is to be considered as a standing order, until countermanded.

    Genl. Heath's, Sullivan's, Green's and Fry's brigades are in rotation, to march a Regiment, an hour before day, every morning


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into the works on Letchmores point and Cobble hill -- Five Companies of which to go to the former, and three to the latter, they are to remain in the works until sun-rise.

    The Field Officers for the Guards at Letchmores point, Cobble and plough'd Hill, are to consist of Lt. Colonels and Majors, as those for the day are Colonels.

    The commanding Officers of Regiments, who have neglected to see their men supplied with Fascines, are immediately to order every Non-commission'd Officer and Soldier, to provide one good Fascine, which is to be put under a Sentry of the Quarter Guard of the regiment.