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Our number of Troops from Hillsborough District being noways Compleat, Have Ordered a Capt
to Collect the Guard you appd
out of the Delinquents.[1
The Troops under my Command Concist of about 310 Including Officers Soldiers & Wagoners. We have Seven Wagons, Two Thousand four Hundred Cartridges[,] Two Hundred & forty Muskets, One Hundred & Thirty Eight Bayonets, One Hundred & fifteen C[artridge] Boxes[,] forty nine Knap Sacks, Thirty five Pots, Twelve axes and Thirty-six flints. We Expected to be furnished with flints at this post, & all other Articles Sutable for Camp, but Cannot. Have Sent to Gen l
Davidson for flints & his Answer is also Doubtfull, Concerning them.[2
Have recd Ord[e]rs from Gen l Davidson to Joyn him as Quick as possible. Shall March at 12 OClock to day to Joyn him. Am Sir, with Respect
yr Hb l Servt
] This list of equipment was presumably what a "typical" militia unit in the South might bring into the field. As seen by Gen. William L. Davidson's letter of 24 January (PGNG, 7: 188-189
), Davidson lacked flints for his own command.
The Papers of General Nathanael Greene,
ed. Dennis Conrad et al.
(Columbia, S.C.: Model Editions Partnership, 1999). Full texts of documents calendared in
The Papers of General Nathanael Greene
(Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 1994), Vol. 7, pp. 152-289. On the Web at http://mep.blackmesatech.com/mep/ [Accessed 21 October 2017]