Colonel William Augustine Washington Papers, 1789-1840
Washington, William Augustine Colonel 1757-1810
Mounts, Mernkel P
Dave, Caow L
Moore, John W
0.33 cu. ft
Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)
Col. Washington was the sixth son of George Washington's older half brother, Augustine. He was commissioned a captain in the 3rd Virginia Regiment Feb. 1776, wounded at Trenton Dec. 1776, and received his majority Jan. 1777. Promoted to lieutenant colonel Nov. 1778. Wounded again at Cowpers and taken prisoner at Eutaw Springs, 1781. Became a brigadier general 1798, honorably discharged June 1800. A Charles Wilson Peale portrait of Col. Washington is at Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia.
Bills and receipts for a large number of articles such as linen, tea, salt, molasses, shoes, buttons, etc.; business correspondence; a deed for sale of land in Pulushi Co., Ky., and a record of the final settlement of the estate. Names listed below are persons mentioned in the papers.
Colonel William Augustine Washington Papers, 1789-1840, Archives Center, National Museum of American History