Major Anthony Morris, of Philadelphia, was gravely wounded during a charge during the Battle of Princeton. He died hours later. This list, written by Dr. Enoch Edwards, details the items on Morris's person when he died. This is the only known list of a Continental soldier's uniform and items. The original document is held in the collection of the American Revolution Institute at the Society of the Cincinnati.
January 11, 1777
A List of Goods belonging to Anthony Morris dec’d
One Regimental Coat
A Blanket Surtout
A Pair of Leather Britches
One Pair of Shoes
A Wig – Catridge Box
a Bayonet Belt & gun Case
2 Silk Handkerchiefs
a fur Cap & pair of Mittens
a Black Stock, a Tobacco Box, 2 Knives & forks
A Pair of [illegible] & Shoe Buckles & [illegible] 3 Keys
Gold Sleeve Buttons
a Silver Watch
77 Dollars & 2/3
Rec’d of Thos: [Illegible] the above articles belonging to Anthony Morris – to be deliver’d to his Friends
at Philad. Jany. 11, 1777 En. Edwards.
Original document courtesy of the American Revolution Institute at the Society of the Cincinnati. Access it here.