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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Orders from William Campbell
Campbell, William, 1745-1781
October 11, 1780
Volume 15, Page 115

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Camp Below Gilbert Town,
October 11th, 1780.

Return of the strength of the different regiments, with the rank and number of the dead and wounded in the late action, to be immediately made out. Two hundred privates, with the proper and necessary number of officers, to mount guard every morning who, with the field officers of the day, are to march with the front of the army, and when we camp are to take charge of the prisoners immediately, to detach the necessary pickets and patrols. I must request the officers of all ranks in the army to endeavour to restrain the disorderly manner of the slaughtering and disturbing the prisoners. If it cannot be prevented by moderate measures, such effectual punishment shall be executed upon delinquents as will put a stop to it.