General Robert Howe letter to General Benjamin Lincoln

General Robert Howe letter to General Benjamin Lincoln

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Howe, Robert, 1732-1786
Title: General Robert Howe letter to General Benjamin Lincoln
Dates: 1779
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Abstract:The collection consists of one autographed letter written by Major-General Robert Howe in Charleston, South Carolina to General Benjamin Lincoln, his successor in command of the Department of the South. The letter is five pages, quarto, and is dated January 23, 1779. An address leaf is included. The letter concerns the transfer of command of the army of the Department of the South in Savannah from Howe to Lincoln.
Coll. Number: ms2514(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

"In 1732, Robert Howe was born in Brunswick County, North Carolina. He emerged as the colonies' highest-ranking officer during the Revolutionary War. In November 1786, Howe died at his home in Brunswick County." -- "Robert Howe (1732-1786)" from the North Carolina History Project, http://www.northcarolinahistory.org/encyclopedia/56/entry (Accessed June 16, 2009)


Index Terms

Correspondence.
Generals--United States--Correspondence.
Howe, Robert, 1732-1786 -- Correspondence
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810 -- Correspondence
Signatures (names)
United States--History, Military--To 1900--Sources.
United States--History--Constitutional period, 1789-1809.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

General Robert Howe letter to General Benjamin Lincoln. MS 2514. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Box
1Letter, 1779