Orderly books collection, 1758-1813.


Orderly books collection, 1758-1813.

Orderly books collection, 1758-1813.

This collection of orderly books encompasses the French and Indian War, the U.S. Revolution, and the War of 1812 with the majority of books dating from the Revolutionary period. Of special importance are those kept during the Siege of Boston (1775) and for the final years of the Revolution in the Highlands region of New York. Unless the cover or fly leaf cite the name of the owner, regiment, or brigade, it is often difficult to identify the volume positively, and general orders, are, for lack of more precise identification, occasionally described as "Headquarters Orderly Book" or "Brigade Orderly Book."

34 v. ; octavo.5 v. ; folio.

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Bagley, Jonathan, 1717-1780

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Graves, Edmund Hamilton.

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Bradstreet, John, 1711-1774

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Epithet: Captain British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000473.0x000337 Army officer. From the description of John Bradstreet correspondence, 1763. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451224 John Bradstreet (1711-1774), a soldier who served with the British and colonial forces, 1735-1774, gained recognition for his extraordinary abilities with that class of irregulars known as "battoe-men." Governor ...

Heath, William, 1737-1814

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American Major-General. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Ebenezer Hancock, 1777 Apr. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864067 Army officer. From the description of Papers of William Heath, 1776-1782. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71061920 Army officer in the Revolution, Massachusetts state senator, and jurist. From the description of Papers of William Heath, 1774-1777. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83784932 ...

Ward, Jonathan, d. 1791.

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Livingston, Brockholst, 1757-1823

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Brockholst Livingston practised law in New York from 1783, and was an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1806-1823). Charlotte Hicks was the widow of Whitehead Hicks, mayor of New York. From the description of Letter to William Livingston, 15 April 1786. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234341695 ...

Ward, Samuel, 1756-1832

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Samuel Ward was born in Westerly, Rhode Island in 1756, and graduated from Brown University in Providence in 1771. He accompanied Benedict Arnold in the attack on Quebec and was aid-de-camp to General Washington. Ward eventually rose to Lieut. Colonel in the First Rhode Island Regiment. He also became a distinguished merchant, settling first in New York and then East Greenwich, Rhode Island where he died in 1832. From the description of Samuel Ward collection, 1781-1831. (Mystic Seap...

Knower, John, 1746 or 7-1817.

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Varnum, James M. (James Mitchell), 1748-1789

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American lawyer and soldier. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Camp at Valley Forge," to Colonel Wadsworth, 1778 May 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574184 First Brown playwright. Author identified by Professor S. Foster Damon and Col. Howard V. Allen of East Greenwich. From the description of Ministerial Oppression, or the Grievances of America with The Battle of Bunker Hill. A Tragedy: Play. 1775. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122545896 ...

Washington, George, 1732-1799

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George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...

Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795

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British troops under the command of Sir Henry Clinton mounted attacks on Fort Sullivan (close to the later site of Fort Sumter) in Charleston Harbor, S.C. by both land and sea in June, 1776, believing its defenses to be incomplete. Repulsed in this effort, they did not launch subsequent assaults on Charleston until 1780. From the description of Henry Clinton Collection, 1776. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 479547858 British general in American Rev...

Wheeler, Nathan, d. 1823.

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Cook, Thaddeus, -1800

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Ward, Artemas, 1727-1800

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Revolutionary general. From the description of Order for payment signed : [Boston], 1777 July 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270867855 Army officer, delegate to the Continental Congress and U.S. representative from Massachusetts, state legislator, and jurist. From the description of Orderly book of Artemas Ward, 1775 June 7-Aug. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71070590 U.S. representative of Massachusetts and army officer. From the desc...

Bigelow, Timothy, 1739-1790

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Carr, Samuel, 1740-1810?

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Oak, Seth, 1733-1810?

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Howe, William Howe, Viscount, 1729-1814

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Commander-in-chief of British forces in North America from 1775 to 1778. From the description of Appointment, 1778 Feb. 23, Philadelphia, of Charles Bowden. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122625975 Commander of British Army troops in North America during the American Revolution. From the description of Book of general orders: manuscript, 1777. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 80960793 Army officer, Great Britain. ...

Warner, Jonathan Scoville, 1924-

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Nichols, Isaac, 1737-1822.

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Paterson, John, 1744-1808.

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Putnam, Rufus, 1738-1824

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Putnam commanded the defensive works around Boston in 1775 and later served under Gates against Burgoyne. From the description of Letter, 1781 March 13, Boston [Mass.], [to] Major General Heath, West Point. (New England Historic Genealogical Society). WorldCat record id: 50844673 Continental army officer. From the description of Papers of Rufus Putnam, 1781-1801. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71061883 Co-founder of Ohio University; trustee from 1804 to ...

Pettengill, Joseph

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Doolittle, Ephraim, 1725-1807.

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Learned, Ebenezer, 1728-1801.

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American soldier. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Oxford [Massachusetts], to Artemas Ward, 1794 Feb. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596858 ...

Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794

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Prussian army officer who trained the American forces during the American Revolution. From the description of Letter, February 28, 1781. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 436785682 Prussian army officer, volunteered service to United States in Revolution; as Inspector General of Continental Army introduced drilling procedures and directed reorganization; later assisted in plans for national defense. From the description of LS : to the pr...

Remick, Timothy, 1755-1785.

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Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844

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Du Ponceau was a Philadelphia lawyer who arrived in Portsmouth, N.H., from France in 1777, achieved early prominence as an aide to von Steuben, and as secretary to Robert Livingston, Secretary of Foreign Affairs for the Congress in 1781. Du Ponceau was admitted to the Philadelphia Bar in 1785 where his familiarity with both American and European law brought him an important practice. His intellectual interests included both history and linguistics and he published extensively in both fields. He ...

Howe, Robert, 1732-1786

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Frye, James, d. 1776.

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Peters, Andrew, 1742-1822

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Andrew Peters ( -1822) of Mendon, Mass., served in the Massachusetts Line of the Continental Army. He was a Captain in the Massachusetts Regiment of Joseph Read, May to December 1775, and a Captain in the 13th Continental Infantry, June to December 1776. He also served as a Major in the 2nd Massachusetts, and as Lieutenant Colonel in the 15th Massachusetts before his resignation in November 1779. From the description of Papers, 1767-1780. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat reco...

Cushing, Nathaniel, d. 1814.

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Heywood, Benjamin, 1746-1816

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Benjamin Heywood (1746-1816), son of Phineas, a prominent Shrewsbury farmer, served an apprenticeship to a housewright and ran his own carpentry business for a year or two, until he decided to prepare for attending Harvard in 1771. At the university, where he excelled in math, Heywood joined fellow students in the Marti-mercurian Band, which eventually, with other troops, fought the British on April 19, 1775. Heywood soon joined the army, rose to Captain in 1776, and was...