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Letter from Alexander Scammell

Identifier: MSS-4348

Scope and Contents

One letter from Alexander Scammell (1741-1781) to his brother describing some of the events of the Battle of Monmouth during the American Revolutionary War. This two-page letter was written in approximately June 1778.


  • 1778-06

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Biographical / Historical

Alexander Scammell was born March 22, 1747, in Massachusetts. He was an officer of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Scammell crossed the Delaware River with George Washington and participated in several battles. He was later appointed adjutant general of the Continental Army by General Washington. He was shot by British soldiers on September 30, 1781, and died as a result of his injury on October 6, 1781.


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Finding aid created by Kendall Hallberg, February 2023.
February 2023
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Repository Details

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