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Manuscript Group 224, 7th Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line / Patton’s Additional Regiment

Orderly book, 1776-1802, 0.15 linear feet / 1 volume

Call Number: MG 224


Summary:

Contains orders for Colonel Samuel Miles' 7th Pennsylvania State Rifle Regiment, May 16-July 29, 1776; brigade orders for troops in Brigadier General John Patton's Additional Continental Regiment.  Also include financial accounts of an unidentified person.  This book was possible kept by Laurence Keene, who served in Patton's Regiment and later was a aide-de-camp to General Thomas Mifflin.

Gift of Joseph P. Bradley, 1875.

 

Historical Note:

The 7th Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line was commanded by Colonel Samuel Miles (1740-1805) from March 13, 1776 until Miles was taken prisoner at the Battle of Long Island on August 27, 1776.  From May-June 1776, the regiment advanced from Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania to Elizabeth, New Jersey on its way towards Long Island.

Colonel John Patton’s Additional Continental Regiment was formed in the spring of 1777 and, at the time covered by this volume, was camped at Middlebrook, New Jersey and engaged in the battles of Northern New Jersey.  Hartley’s Additional Continental Regiment absorbed this regiment in January 1779.

Sources:

Boatner III, Mark Mayo, Encyclopedia of the American Revolution, (David McKay, New York, 1966).

The Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment:

http://www.motherbedford.com/Revtime.htm

http://www.mansker.org/index.html?Military.html

Patton’s Additional Continental Regiment:

http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/lineage/addition.htm

 

Provenance Note:

This volume was the gift of Joseph P. Bradley (1813-1892) in 1875.

 

Scope and Content Note:

This volume is an orderly book used by Samuel Miles’ 7th Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line from May 16, 1776 until July 19, 1776, and then sporadically by Colonel John Patton’s Additional Continental Regiment from May 26,1777 to June 4, 1778.  It was also used as an account book by an unidentified farmer in 1799 and by an unidentified apothecary from 1800-1802.

An orderly book is usually used by the orderly sergeants or the aide de camp to enter general and regimental orders; there is usually one for each company.  This volume was probably kept by Laurence Keene (fl. 1776-1778), who served in Samuel Miles’ 7th Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line, Colonel John Patton’s Additional Continental Regiment, and later became an aide-de-camp to General Thomas Mifflin (1745-1800).  Typical orders recorded regard troop movements and formation, rations of food and rum, and court marshal proceedings.

Orders were issued at the following locations:

1. Marcus Hook, PA, May 16-July 2, 1776

2. Philadelphia, PA, July 5, 1776

3. Allentown, NJ, July 7, 1776

4. New Brunswick, NJ, July 9-10, 1776

5. Perth Amboy, NJ, July 11-30, 1776

6. Elizabeth, NJ, July 18-19,1776

7. Middlebrook, NJ, May 26-June 2, 1777

8. Valley Forge, PA, June 1-4, 1778

 

Related Collections:

For other orderly books see:

Manuscript Group 91, First Continental Artillery Regiment Orderly book

Manuscript Group 222, Francis Barber (1750-1883) Orderly book

Manuscript Group 223, Continental Artillery Brigade Orderly book

Manuscript Group 225, Continental Army Artillery Regiment Orderly book

Manuscript Group 226, First New Jersey Continental Regiment Orderly Book

Manuscript Group 227, Jersey Brigade Orderly book

Manuscript Group 228, Alexander Scammell (1747-1781), Adjutant General in the Continental Army, Orderly Book

Manuscript Group 229, The New Jersey State Troops Military record book

Manuscript Group 230, Nathaniel Heard’s Brigade, New Jersey Militia Orderly book

Manuscript Group 233, Jabez Campfield (1737-1821) Journal and Orderly book

Manuscript Group 257, Second Dragoon Regiment, Continental Army Orderly book

 

Processed by Luis Delfino, April 2001 as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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