Manuscript Group 225, Guide to the Continental Army Artillery Regiment Orderly Book 1782


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Orderly Book

Guide to the Continental Army Artillery Regiment Orderly Book
MG 225

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Inventory prepared 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.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. March 2006. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Guide to the Continental Army Artillery Regiment Orderly Book
Dates: 1782
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

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.

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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 martial proceedings for desertion.

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Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.

Subject Organizations:

United States. Army–Military life
United States. Continental Army.

Subject Topics:

Courts martial and courts of inquiry.
Military deserters.
Military maneuvers.
Military supplies.

Subject Places:

Newburgh (N.Y.)
United States–History–Revolution, 1775-1783.

Document Types:

Orderly books.

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Related Material

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 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, New Jersey State Troops Military record book
Manuscript Group 230, Nathaniel Heard’s Brigade, New Jersey Militia Record book
Manuscript Group 233, Jabez Campfield (1737-1821), Military surgeon, Journal and Orderly book
Manuscript Group 257, Second Dragoon Regiment, Continental Army Orderly book

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 225, Francis Barber (1750-1783), Revolutionary War Officer Orderly Book, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

The source of this collection is unknown.

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

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Container List

Orderly Book
Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Orderly book 1782

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