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Maryland Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Smallwood Collection

MSA SC 6205
Mediumpaper, electronic
RestrictionsNo restrictions on viewing electronic versions of the documents. RESTRICTED ORIGINALS: Contact Department of Special Collections for access to paper documents.
StorageRB/01/02/Shelf 4

Military correspondence to and from William Smallwood (1734-1792) during the Revolutionary War. Smallwood was commissioned colonel of the First Maryland Regiment in January 1776, and was promoted to brigadier general in October 1776, and major general in September 1780. He was later governor of Maryland 1785-1788.

This collection includes reports regarding Smallwood's 1777 campaign to put down the uprising by Loyalists on the Eastern Shore, and dispatches regarding troop movements, supplies, pay, and unit organization during the Southern Campaign in North and South Carolina in 1781-1782. Correspondents include Henry H. Chapman, John Gibson, Levin Handy, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Thomas Price, John Sterrett, John Steward, John Allen Thomas, Nicholas Thomas, and Donaldson Yeates.

The collection was acquired by the Maryland State Archives in partnership with the Maryland Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.

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