1781 West Point Materiel Issue by Elnathan Haskell

ELNATHAN HASKELL

Published by West Point, NY, 1781
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Autograph Document Signed (E. Haskell DAG) on a slip of paper, [West Point, N.Y.], 9 November 1781, order to issue "one of the best Hor.sm [Horseman's] Tents" to Col. Luke Drury. Col. Elnathan Haskell (1755-1825), from Rochester, Massachusetts, was a Continental Army officer who served throughout the war and participated in many of its major battles. In addition to serving as aide-de-camp to Gen. Howe, he was deputy adjutant general at West Point. He is said to appear in Trumbull's painting Burgoyne's Surrender. His portrait is also found on a miniature painted by Charles Fraser, held in the Gibbes Museum of Art collections.Col. Luke Drury (1734-1811) of Grafton, Massachusetts joined the militia in 1757 during the French and Indian Wars. As captain of a company of Minutemen and Militamen, he responded to the Lexington Alarm, and later joined Colonel Jonathan Ward's regiment to fight at Bunker Hill. Drury and his men served in different areas during the war, from West Point to Grafton, where his company guarded military stores. He also supported the Continentals financially, at one point giving £50 fifty pounds to enlist soldiers in Grafton.In 1786-1787, Drury became deeply involved in Shays' Rebellion, a tax revolt led by farmers in western Massachusetts. The uprising was quashed, and Drury imprisoned as "a person dangerous to the state." He was eventually released on good behavior. Drury remained active in state and local politics, serving terms as constable, deputy sheriff, tax collector, assessor, selectman, and state legislator.References"Elnathan Haskell" in Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailorsin the War of the Revolution. Vols. I-XVII. Boston, 1896. http://books.google.com/books?id=zucQAQAAMAAJ&dq=elnathan%20haskell%20deputy%20adjutant%20general%20west%20point&pg=PA434#v=onepage&q=elnathan%20haskell%20deputy%20adjutant%20general%20west%20point&f=false"Col. Elnathan Haskell" at findagrave.com http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36863559"Col. Elnathan Haskell" at Haskell Family Database http://www.haskellfamilyhistory.com/database/56740.htmlTurner, Jacob. "Luke Drury." Genealogy of the Descendants of Humphrey Turner. Boston: 1852. pp. 59-60. Bookseller Inventory # 20639.06

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Title: 1781 West Point Materiel Issue by Elnathan ...

Publisher: West Point, NY

Publication Date: 1781

Binding: No binding

Book Condition:Fine

Book Type: Autograph Document Signed

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