Lot 255: Alexander Scammell

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2015-12-18 16:59:22

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Lot 255: Officer in the Continental Army and member of George Washington's inner circle who was the highest ranking American officer killed during the Siege of Yorktown (1747–1781). Uncommon Revolutionary War–era manuscript DS, signed "Alexdr. Scammell, Adjt. Genl.," one page, 8 x 13.5, no date by circa 1776–1777. Document headed "Return of the present Strength of the Massachusetts Regiments together with the number of Recruits joined to each." The document lists the troop strength of eleven Massachusetts regiments, identifying each commander: "Brewer," "Marshall," "Bradford," "Tupper," "Greaton," "Putnam," "Nixon," "Bailey," "Jackson," "Wesson," and "Alden." Signed at the conclusion by Scammell to confirm the distribution of new recruits amongst the regiments. Intersecting folds, light soiling, and slight show-through from docketing to reverse, otherwise fine condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467 Wednesday, 13th January 2016 Estimate: $1000-1500
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