|Title||François Lellorquis de Malmedy document set|
1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
Malmedy, François Lellorquis de
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
|Scope & Content||
François Lellorquis de Malmedy document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
A.L.S., n.d., no address, to Gen. Lincoln, no address; requesting that his soldiers keep horses taken from the enemy and not have to account for them.
François Lellorquis de Malmedy. Cont'l officer; reached America the end of 1775 and breveted major in Cont'l. Army in '76; brig. gen. of R.I. state troops; Malmady, Malmedy, and Malmédy are variations of the name; the first form is favored by French authority; the second is used in almost all American and British works. General François Lellorquis de Malmedy, had been appointed "Chief Engineer and Director of the works of defense" of Rhode Island in December of 1776. Malmady was colonel in the Continental service, but who became actively involved with the North Carolina militia. He was probably at the battle of Camden, for he went to Philadelphia afterward, and was one of those who asked for the recall of Gates. According to the pension statement of Edward Dorton (or Darten) of Washington County, VA., Malmady was also present at King’s Mountain. Malmady was seen with a corps of light horse and mounted militia in the Guilford Courthouse campaign, and successfully ambushed some of Cornwallis’
jägers during the latter’s retreat to Ramsey’s Mill. During the summer of 1781, he spent much of his time trying to raise and arm a new command, after the term of enlistment for his previous one had expired. He subsequently led the North Carolina militia at Eutaw Springs. The Marquis was rather presumptuous at times, and a bit high strung, yet on more than one occasion he showed himself an able and useful leader.
Benjamin Lincoln, (1733-1810) Born January 24, 1733. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1788-89; received one electoral vote, 1789. Died May 9, 1810. Interment at Old Ship Cemetery, Hingham, Mass. Lincoln counties in Ga., Ky., Mo., N.C. and Tenn. are named for him.
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|Admin/Biographical History||John S. H. Fogg, compiler of this collection, born in Eliot, Maine. Graduated from Bowdoin College in 1846, earned a degree in medicine from Harvard College in 1850 and established his practice in South Boston, Massachusetts. While a student at Bowdoin, Dr. Fogg developed a lifelong interest in collecting autograph letters and documents, particularly those relating to the history of the United States. Paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair in 1873, Fogg gave undivided attention to building his magnificent collection. Beginning in 1875, he had completed the task by 1881.|