William Douglas letters, 1776
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Brief Description: Three letters written by Colonel William Douglas (1742-1777) from Philips Borough, NY to his wife with details of Washington's troop movement and battles. Dated 17 Nov 1776, 27 Nov 1776, & 5 Dec 1776. These may be handwritten copies of the originals - they are all on the same sheet of paper.  Douglas was a colonel of a Connecticut regiment in the American Revolution, who’s troops retreated at the British landing at Kip’s Bay (September 1776), only to be stopped personally by George Washington.  He later commanded troops at the Battle of White Plains, NY (October 1776).  His health deteriorated during the war and he returned to his home in Northfield, CT where he died.
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
Email: archivist [at] litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
Record Series Number: 00/2009-33-0
Volume: 1.0 Items
Acquired: 11/02/2009.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Subject Index
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
Genres/Forms of Material
Correspondence
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Unknown.  Found in collection.
Other Formats: For more information please see http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.
PreferredCitation: William Douglas letters, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, 7 South Street, P.O. Box 385, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759