1776 Revolutionary War Inventory of Equipment Given to Captains in the Continental Army
Document, 1p 8.5” x 7.75”, n.p., March 19,1776. Minor staining and toning, professionally repaired tear at the bottom edge, not affecting writing. Overall fine condition.
Quartermaster Nicholas Quackenbush’s account of equipment inventoried on March 19, 1776, for pick axes, spades, Iron shovels, shod shovels, axes, crow bars and saws issued to Captains William Lawson, Benj. Egbert, Samuell Johnson, George Jareuay, Tyler, Warner, Buckhannon, Thortinburgh, Burningham, Fischer, John Tailor and M. James Wessels.
Nicholas Quackenbush (1734-1813) was a member of a powerful Dutch family in the Hudson River Valley. He sided with the Revolutionary cause, serving as Assistant Deputy Quartermaster to the Continental forces in Albany with rank as Major. In this capacity, Quackenbush, situated roughly half way between Albany and Montreal, was one of the most important people in the region, coordinating critical supplies that would ultimately result in the defeat of Burgoyne at Saratoga in 1777 and help secure the Mohawk valley frontier against Loyalist and Indian raids.
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