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Title Letter [manuscript]: Ti[conderoga, N.Y.], to Ebenezer Thompson, Exeter or Durham, [N.H.], 1777 June 27
Author Scammell, Alexander (1747-1781)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: June 27, 1777, letter written by Scammell from Fort Ticonderoga, to judge and public official Ebenezer Thompson of Durham, N.H., discussing Burgoyne’s impending attack on Ticonderoga, Indian harassment, and the need to send recruits to the regiment as soon as possible.
Names Thompson, Ebenezer (1737-1802); Burgoyne, John (1722-1792)
Places Fort Ticonderoga, New York, Durham, New Hampshire, United States
Keywords attack, hostility, battle, army, armed forces, war, military, colonial forces, British Colonialism
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Scammell was a continental army officer. Born in Massachusetts and educated at Harvard, Scammell moved to New Hampshire in 1772, where he studied law with John Sullivan and participated in the patriot movement. A major of the N.H. Brigade, Scammell in 1776 accepted command of the 3rd N.H. Continentals, serving until 1778 when Washington appointed him army adjutant general. In 1780 Scammell resigned to head the 1st N.H. Regiment. He was mortally wounded at Yorktown.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 791
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue