The Resource Return of the German troops of the State Convention Barracks

Return of the German troops of the State Convention Barracks

Label
Return of the German troops of the State Convention Barracks, 1780
Title
Return of the German troops of the State Convention Barracks
Inclusive dates
1780
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains a return of the German Troops of the State Convention Barracks in Albemarle County on 6 December 1780. The return enumerates commissioned officers, staff, sergeants, drummers, & rank & file. The return is signed by Lt. Col. de Mengen, Chief of the Brunswick Grenadier Battalion
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Biographical or historical data
British General John Burgoyne surrendered his army at the Battle of Saratoga to General Horatio Gates on 17 October 1777. The prisoners, consisting of British & German troops, were transported to John Harvie's land in Albemarle County near Charlottesville. The Convention Army Guard was created to guard the prisoners. A convention was agreed upon, but never carried out, between the British and Americans to parole the prisoners and ship them back to England. Governor Patrick Henry began raising troops on 23 December 1778 from Albemarle County with additional militia supplemented from the surrounding counties to guard the Albemarle Barracks.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Label
Return of the German troops of the State Convention Barracks
Note
These records are part of the Revolutionary Government record group (RG# 2)
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
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There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Acquisition information unknown.
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Series I. Return of the German troops of the State Convention Barracks.
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001609913
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Type of unit
p.

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