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-- Manuscript Group 225, Continental Army Artillery Regiment Orderly book, 1782


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Manuscript Group 225, Continental Army Artillery Regiment

Orderly book, 1782, 0.15 linear feet / 1 volume

Call Number: MG 225


Orderly book kept at General George Washington's headquarters in Newburgh, New York, May 1 - August 27, 1782.


Historical Note:

Near the end of 1781, British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered his entire force after the Yorktown Campaign, and loyalists began to flee the colonies.  The headquarters of the Continental Army was still encamped in the Hudson Highlands as it had been since the end of 1780.  By January 1782, British forces began their withdrawal, and by April peace talks had begun.


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



Provenance Note:

The source of this collection is unknown.


Scope and Content Note:

This volume is an orderly book used by an artillery regiment of the Continental Army at their headquarters in Newburgh, New York from May 1 to December 31, 1782.  An orderly book is usually kept by the orderly sergeant or aide de camp to enter general and regimental orders.  There is usually one for each company.

Although this volume is marked "Artillery," it is difficult to determine exactly which company used this book.  Typical orders recorded regard troop movements and formations, issue of medals, procurement of uniforms, repair of arms, rations of food and rum, inspection of the military hospital, and court marshal proceedings.  A large proportion of this volume is devoted to court marshal proceedings for desertion.


Related Collections:

For other orderly books see:

Manuscript Group 91, First Continental Artillery Regiment Orderly book

Manuscript Group 222, Francis Barber (1750-1783), Officer, Orderly book

Manuscript Group 223, Continental Artillery Brigade Orderly book

Manuscript Group 224, 7th Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line / Patton's Additional 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, New Jersey Militia, Nathaniel Heardís Brigade Orderly book

Manuscript Group 233, Jabez Campfield (1737-1821), Revolutionary War surgeon, 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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