Joseph Bloomfield to Thomas Mann Randolph

General Orders.

Capt. John Ritchie’s company of 2d Regt. of Artillery, now in Garrison at Fort Washington on the Potomac, will be relieved on the 18th Inst. by a Detachment from the 36th Regt. Infty—Consisting of one Captain, one first Lieut. one Second Lieut. & one third Lieut: five Sergeants, Six Corporals, one Drummer & fifer & 50 privates—

Capt. Ritchie will continue in Command of Fort Washington untill relieved by a Capt. of Artillery.

The Subaltern officers of Capt. Ritchies Company will proceed with all the noncommissioned officers, musicians & privates from Fort Washington to Fort George in Upper Canada by the way of Fredrick-Town & Carlisle, or such other route & under such directions, as Col: T. M. Randolph of the 20th Regt. of Infantry shall be pleased to give, & to whom the Officer who shall command the Said Company will report—

The Quarter Master General will furnish transportation.

Joseph Bloomfield
Br Genl Commandg
RC (MHi); addressed: “For Col. Randolph”; endorsed in Bloomfield’s hand “Order to Capt Ritchie’s Compy to join Col. Randolph (Duplicate)”; endorsed by Randolph: “Sept.”
Joseph Bloomfield
Date Range
September 14, 1813