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Harrison, Robert Hanson, 1745-1790



  • Existence: 1745 - 1790

American Army officer, attorney, and judge. He was a Continental Army veteran of the American Revolution and is most notable for his service as George Washington's military secretary, the de facto chief of staff of Washington's headquarters for most of the war.

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Robert Hanson Harrison letter

Mss 779475
Identifier: Mss 779475
Scope and Contents Letter from Robert Hanson Harrison from West Point to Gen. William Woodford. The writer, one of Washington's aides and military secretary, in answer to a question about accounts, also mentions promotions, Capt. Porterfield's commission and cites the burning of Chemung and Cheneskunch by Gen Sullivan's forces.