William Douglas letters to his wife

William Douglas letters to his wife

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Douglas, William, 1742-1777
Title: William Douglas letters to his wife
Dates: 1775-1776
Quantity: 0.02 Linear feet (1 folder housed with minor collections MS 1252 to MS 1259)
Abstract:The collection consists of letters from William Douglas to his wife from 1775-1776, while serving in the Revolutionary War. The letters contain graphic accounts of the naval engagement on Lake Champlain (October 6, 1775) during the Canadian invasion and the engagements at Harlem Heights and White Plains, in which American forces were driven from New York (State).
Coll. Number: ms1257(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

William Douglas (1742-1777), Revolutionary sailor and soldier, served in Montgomery's Canadian expedition in 1775 and in the defense of New York (State) in 1776, born in Plainfield, Connecticut.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Canadian Invasion, 1775-1776.
Champlain, Lake.
Harlem Heights, Battle of, N.Y., 1776.
New York (State)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Campaigns.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Naval operations.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
United States. Continental Army.
White Plains, Battle of, White Plains, N.Y., 1776.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Douglas letters to his wife, MS 1257. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

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