Morgan In Need of Provisions
But Morgan’s army must have provisions or quit the country, thence his commissaries are dispatched abroad to glean whatever could be found. In these excursions they were generally accompanied by portions of the commands of Thomas or Brandon. These colonels were aided by Lieut. Cols. Farr and Roebuck and Majors Joseph McJunkin and Henry White, with the captains of their several regiments. While engaged in these preparations for action a body of Tories making Hammond’s Store their headquarters advanced as far as Fairforest Creek to embarrass these operations. Morgan immediately despatched Cols. Washington and McCall with a command of some three hundred men to drive them from the country. Major McJunkin and some others familiar with the country were sent as pilots.