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|Title:||Guide to the Continental Army Artillery Regiment Orderly Book|
|Abstract:||Orderly book kept at General George Washington's headquarters in Newburgh, New York, May 1 - August 27, 1782.|
|Quantity:||.03 linear feet|
|Collection Number:||MG 225|
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.
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 martial proceedings for desertion.
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|The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.|
|United States. Army--Military life|
|United States. Continental Army.|
|Courts martial and courts of inquiry.|
|United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.|
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 225, Francis Barber (1750-1783), Revolutionary War Officer Orderly Book, The New Jersey Historical Society.
The source of this collection is unknown.
Boatner III, Mark Mayo. Encyclopedia of the American Revolution. (David McKay, New York, 1966)
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