The Papers of General Nathanael Greene

To Colonel John Luttrell.[1]

When he arrives at Salisbury, Luttrell should "immediately detach" 100 well-mounted and properly officered troops to serve with Col. [William] Washington's cavalry. The remainder of Luttrell's detachment should march "to this place immediately."[2]
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    [1.] In November 1780, the North Carolina Board of War had authorized Luttrell, a former Continental officer who lived in Chatham County, to engage up to 200 militiamen for three months' service. (NCSR, 14: 461; Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution [1932; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1972], pp. 41, 614)
    [2.] As seen at NG to Nash, 9 February (PGNG, 7: 263-265), most of Luttrell's men deserted a short time later.