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Men Necessary to “Man the Works” at West Point, British Major John André, Benedict Arnold, 1780

A list of the number of men necessary for West Point, circa 1780
New York State Archives, NYSA_A4681-99_Men_Necessary
Document Description
A list of the number of men necessary to “man the works” at West Point found on British Major John André at the time of his capture by the Americans, during the American Revolution. The document is signed “Villefranche, engineer”. Jean-Louis Ambroise de Genton, Chevalier de Villefranche, was the chief engineer at West Point starting in 1780.

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