McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786

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In October 177, Alexander McDougall was appointed Major General and was put in command of a division consisting of seven Connecticut and Massachusetts regiments. In the late fall of 1777, McDougall's division attempted to prevent a British advance southwest of Philadelphia.

From the description of Orderly book of Alexander McDougall's Division, 1777, October 26 - Nov. 11, Whitpain, Pa., Whitemarsh, Pa. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122510169

In 1778, Alexander McDougall succeeded Israel Putnam as the commanding general at the Hudson Highlands.

From the description of Orderly book of Alexander McDougall, 1778, Apr. 14 - May 20, Fishkill, N. Y. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122594005

Revolutionary soldier and agitator.

From the description of Alexander McDougall papers, 1756-1795 (bulk 1776-1782). (New York University). WorldCat record id: 475911490

General in Continental Army 1776-1783, for most of the Revolution commanding officer in the Highlands of the Hudson. Court-martialed for insubordination 1782. After the war he served in the Continental Congress and the New York Senate, and as the first president of the Bank of New York.

From the description of Correspondence, 1777-1781. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122475166

Delegate to U.S. Continental Congress from New York and army officer.

From the description of Papers of Alexander McDougall, 1777-1783. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454507

Merchant, revolutionary, and Continental Army officer; resident of New York City.

From the description of Waste book, 1767 Jun. 1-1771 Jan. 8. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58783126

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referencedIn Laurance, John, 1750-1810. John Laurance papers, 1694-1835 (bulk 1770-1809). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Letter : Alexandra, to a family, Islay Scotland. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786. Papers. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
referencedIn United States. Continental Army. New York Regiment, First. Orderly books, 1776. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Papers, 1768-1877. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. Papers. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
referencedIn Roberdeau, Daniel, 1727-1795. Papers, 1767-1791. Library of Congress
referencedIn New-York Society for Promoting the Manumission of Slaves, and Protecting Such of Them as Have Been, or May Be Liberated. Records, 1785-1849. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Alexander, William, 1726-1783. Selected papers, 1767-1782. 1776-1782 (bulk). New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786. Waste book, 1767 Jun. 1-1771 Jan. 8. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf McDougall, Alexander. 118. Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee County Federated Library System
referencedIn United States. Continental Army. Court-martial (McDougall : 1782). Opinion of the court martial respecting Major General McDougall, 1782. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836. Aaron Burr papers, 1777-1836. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn United States. Continental Army. Garrison (West Point, N.Y.). Orderly books, 1779-1781. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 . Houghton Library.
referencedIn VOL. I.: William Gilliland; 8 June, 1775, f. 2. Henry Hay; Ticonderoga, 19 Aug. 1776, 5 Apr. 1777, ff. 3, 48. Christopher Greene, and others, prisoners; Quebec, 5 June, 27 July, 1776, ff. 8, 13. Colonel Mat. Visscher, secretary of the Albany Committe... British Library
creatorOf McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786. Alexander McDougall papers, 1756-1795 (bulk 1776-1782). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Lawrence, Jonathan, 1737-1812. Papers, 1777-1781. New York State Library
creatorOf United States. Continental Army. Continental Army in the American Revolution, 1780-1782. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn The state of New York to Alexander McDougall. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn New-York Manumission Society Records, 1785-1849 © 2011 New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Lane, Jabez. ADS, 1779 March 30, Kingsferry, to Major General Alexander McDougall. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Sullivan, John, 1740-1795. Papers, 1769-1792. New Hampshire Historical Society Library
referencedIn Society of the Cincinnati. Minutes, 1783 June 19. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Lamb, John, 1735-1800. John Lamb papers, 1762-1887 (bulk 1762-1799). Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Hoyt, Colgate. Charles W. Wetmore. Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee County Federated Library System
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Webb, Samuel Blachley, 1753-1807. Samuel Blachley Webb papers, 1756-1819 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786,. Correspondence, 1777-1781. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn United States. Continental Army. McDougall's Brigade. Orderly books, 1776-1777. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. George Washington collection, 1749-1806, (bulk 1757-1799). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Fisher, Jonathan, fl. 1777-1802. Papers. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
referencedIn Roberdeau, Daniel, 1727-1795. Daniel Roberdeau papers, 1767-1791. Library of Congress
referencedIn United States. Continental Army. Highlands Dept. Orderly book, 1780. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786. Letter, 1784 January 28. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Samuel Blachley Webb papers, 1756-1819 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Oversize Manuscripts Collection, Bulk, 1648-1934, 1648-1998 © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Nathanael Greene Papers, 1777-1780 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn United States. Continental Army. McDougall's Division. Orderly books, 1778-1779. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf McDougall, Alex. Providence. Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee County Federated Library System
creatorOf Clark, Donald F., d. 1980,. Donald F. Clark Collection. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn United States. Continental Army. New York Regiment, 1st. [Payroll book. Fishkill, Peekskill, and Valley Forge, 7 Jan 1777-3 March 1778]. Society of the Cincinnati Library
referencedIn Huntington Family File, 1737-1898 The Huntington Library
creatorOf McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786. Orderly book of Alexander McDougall's Division, 1777, October 26 - Nov. 11, Whitpain, Pa., Whitemarsh, Pa. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Phelps, Frank. Frank D. Phelps. Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee County Federated Library System
creatorOf McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786. Orderly book of Alexander McDougall, 1778, Apr. 14 - May 20, Fishkill, N. Y. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786. Papers of Alexander McDougall, 1777-1783. Library of Congress
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Place Name Admin Code Country
West Point (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Castle Clinton (New York, N.Y.)
New York (State)--New York
United States
New York (State)
United States
Westchester County (N.Y.)
Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)
United States
United States
New York (State)
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site (Highlands, N.Y.)
Pennsylvania
West Point (N.Y.)
United States
New York (State)
New York (N.Y.)
Subject
Slavery
Widow's allowance
Sugar trade
Generals--Archives
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry
Philadelphia Campaign, 1777-1778--Sources
Slaveholders
Finance, Personal
Military pensions
Occupation
Delegates, U.S. Continental Congress--New York (State)
Merchants
Officers (military officers)
Army officers
Commission merchants
Function

Person

Birth 1732

Death 1786

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