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Linen Postcard. Sergeant of Marines - from 1st Penna Bn. Fort Ti. 16 August 1776
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Linen Postcard. Sergeant of Marines - from 1st Penna Bn. Fort Ti. 16 August 1776

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(000037) Linen Postcard. Sergeant of Marines - from 1st Penna Bn. Fort Ti. 16 August 1776. Chicago, IL: Curt Teich & Co.. Excellent. Unused. 105A. Printed on back: Fort Ticonderoga Museum, Fort Ticonderoga, N.Y. On the 23rd July, 1776, general orders were issued to detail men for service as Marines and Seamen with the fleet forming on Lake Champlain. The Congress ordered additional pay of eight shillings per month for each non- commissioned officer so detailed. The sergeant shown in this picture is from Colonel John Philip de Haas's 1st Pennsylvania Battalion of the 4th Brigade. He wears the red worsted epaulet on the right shoulder as insignia of rank. He is armed with a blunderbuss for close fighting. All the blunderbusses were turned over to the fleet for that purpose by general order dated 16th August '76  (U.S. Marines, Fort Ticonderoga, New York)

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