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Re: What does "on command Busrow" mean?
Posted by: Eric E. Johnson (ID *****8851) Date: October 26, 2008 at 04:08:52
In Reply to: What does "on command Busrow" mean? by Terry Sampson of 6347


"On Command" meant that the soldier was on detached duty away from his company. Denton's ranger company was a US Army company and not militia. Many regular army soldiers were detached to served as teamsters, carpenters, etc., skills that they had in civilian life.

It appears that Denton may have volunteered to protect the Shaker community.


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