Early American Orderly Books, 1748-1817 Author Index American Headquarters, Highlands, New York. (American)



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Early American Orderly Books, 1748-1817

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American Headquarters, Highlands, New York. (American).

July 25 - September 4, 1780

Contains headquarters, brigade, garrison, and regimental orders. Locations: Highlands. Writer unknown. 128 pages.

Reel: 12, No. 119
American Headquarters, New Jersey. (American).

February 21 - May 17, 1780

Contains general orders of Washington, brigade and regimental orders. Charts at end name men and describe their clothing and equipment. Location: Morristown, N.J. Writer unknown. 228 pages.

Reel: 11, No. 105
Artillery Orders, West Point, New York. (American).

April 18 - May 31, 1781

Contains Washington's headquarters orders from New Windsor, garrison and artillery orders. Includes resolutions of the Continental Congress. Locations: West Point, New Windsor. Writer unknown. 110 pages.

Reel: 14, No. 136
Artillery Orders, West Point, New York. (American).

June 9 - June 29, 1781

Contains garrison, artillery and extracts from headquarters orders of Washington at New Windsor, included in the after orders of Gen. Howe. Locations: West Point, New Windsor. Writer unknown. 65 badly mutilated and water-stained pages.

Reel: 14, No. 141
Brig. Gen. Alexander MC Dougall's Brigade, New York and New Jersey. (American).

April 9 - August 28, 1777

The brigade was stationed in the Highlands which was under the command of Maj. Gen. Israel Putnam. Contains general, division, brigade, and after orders. Locations: Highlands, Peekskill, N.Y.; Morristown, N.J. Kept by Richard Platt, Brigade Adjutant. 87 pages.

Reel: 4, No. 43
Brig. Gen. Alexander MC Dougall's Brigade, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. (American).

August 29 - October 6, 1777

McDougall's brigade took part in the Battle of Germantown. Contains general, division, brigade and after orders. Locations: Peekskill, N.Y., Pennybecken Mills, Shippack, Wentz's Worcester, and Towamensing, Pa. Kept by Richard Platt, Brigade Adjutant. 124 pages.

Reel: 5, No. 49
Brig. Gen. Alexander Mc Dougall's Brigade, New York. (American).

August 12 - November 27, 1776

Contains general and division orders. McDougall was promoted Brig. Gen. by order of the Continental Congress (noted in orderly book, Aug. 12) and assumed command of a brigade composed of his 1st N.Y. Regt., Ritzema's and Webb's regiments, and the artificers. After the loss at New York City, the New Jersey regiments were also placed under his command. Covers period of successful British attack on Long Island and the Continental army's retreat. Locations: New York City, White Plains. Writer unknown. 130 pages.

Reel: 3, No. 36
Brig. Gen. Alexander MC Dougall's Brigade, New York. (American).

September 21 - April 8, 1777

Brigade would comprise part of the troops under the command of Gen. Israel Putnam at the Highlands and was involved in skirmishes near White Plains, including Chatterton's Hill. Kept by Major Taylor, Brigade Adjutant, and Major Richard Platt, Brigade Adjutant. 174 pages.

Reel: 3, No. 38
Brig. Gen. Enoch Poor's Brigade, New York and Pennsylvania. (American).

November 23 - December 6, 1777

Contains headquarters and brigade orders Brigade was made up of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd New Hampshire Regiments of 1777, commanded by Col. Joseph Cilley, Col. Nathan Hale, and Col. Alexander Scammel, as well as the 2nd and 4th N.Y. regiments of 1777, commanded by Col. Philip Van Cortlandt and Col. Henry Beekman Livingston. Locations: Fishkill, N.Y. and Whitemarsh, Pa. Writer unknown. 32 pages.

Reel: 5, No. 56.1
Brig. Gen. Gerard Steddiford's Tenth Brigade of Infantry, New York City and County Militia, New York.

August 31, 1814 - November 23, 1814

On Aug. 29, the brigade was called for "immediate service for the defense of the city and harbor of New York". The brigade was part of the first division of N.Y. detached militia, commanded by Maj. Gen. Stevens. Locations: New York City. Writer unknown. 192 pages.

Reel: 19, No. 194
Brig. Gen. Jedediah Huntington's Connecticut Brigade, New Jersey and New York. (American).

June 19 - August 31, 1778

Brigade was composed of the 1st, 2nd, 5th and 7th Connecticut Regiments. Contains Washington's headquarters orders, division, and brigade orders. Covers period of army's march across New Jersey, including the battle at Monmouth, and at White Plains. Writer unknown. 172 pages.

Reel: 5, No. 61
Brig. Gen. Oliver Delancy's Brigade, New York. (British).

February 20, 1777 - June 29, 1778

Oliver Delancy was the senior Loyalist officer in the Revolution, and he initially raised this Loyalist brigade of 1,500 men for the defense of Long Island. Contains headquarters, general, brigade, battalion, circular, and private orders, as well as discussion of Loyalist regiments. Locations: Oyster Bay (L.I.), New York City, Kingsbridge, Harlem Heights, Huntington, Morris House, Jamaica (L.I.), New Town (L.I.), and Flushing (L.I.). Writer unknown. 192 pages.

Reel: 4, No. 44
Brigade of Artillery, New Jersey and New York. (American).

June 6 - August 8, 1779; August 4 - 30, 1780

Contains Washington's general orders from Stott's House, Smith's Clove, Stony Point, New Windsor, and West Point. Includes resolutions of the Continental Congress. Contains garrison orders from West Point. Writer unknown. 145 pages.

Reel: 8, No. 89
British Army Orders, Maj. Gen. Howe, Massachusetts. (British).

July 12 - September 21, 1775

Maj. Gen. Howe was commander of the British forces in America. Included in the volume is a return of the numbers killed, wounded, and missing on April 19, 1775 (Battle of Lexington) and June 17, 1775 (Bunker Hill). Locations: Headquarters, Boston. Writer unknown. 116 pages.

Reel: 2, No. 21
British Headquarters Orders, New York. (American).

September 11 - October 24, 1778

Contains copies of orders issued by the Commander in Chief of the British forces in North America, Sir William Howe, most regarding court martials and promotions. Locations: New York City. Kept by Lt. Col. Stephen Kemble, Adjutant General. 88 pages.

Reel: 6, No. 69
British Headquarters Orders, New York. (British).

April 25 - August 2, 1781

Contains headquarters orders of Henry Clinton, Commander in Chief of the British forces in America. Locations: Staten Island, New York City. Writer unknown. 84 pages.

Reel: 14, No. 137
British Headquarters, Massachusetts. (British).

October 13 - December 25, 1775

Contains general orders from British headquarters and orders for the three divisions at the camp on Charlestown Heights. Locations: Boston. Writer unknown. 164 pages.

Reel: 2, No. 24
British Headquarters, New York. (British).

August 1, 1781 - February 20, 1782

Contains headquarters orders of the British Commander in Chief, Henry Clinton, dated from Staten Island and New York City. Writer unknown. 181 pages.

Reel: 14, No. 146
British Regiment Footguards, New York and New Jersey. (British).

August 14, 1776 - January 28, 1777

Entry date "Sept 22d, 1776" reports the execution of Nathan Hale as a spy: "A spy from the enemy by his own full confession, Apprehended last night, was this day executed at 11 o'clock in front of the artillery park". Contains general, brigade, and regimental orders. Locations: Staten Island, New Utrecht and Newtown (L.I.); New York Island, New Rochelle, White Plains, Dobb's Ferry, and Delancy's Mill, N.Y.; Newark, Amboy, Rariton's Landing, Trenton, and Brunswick, N.J. Writer unknown. 346 pages.

Reel: 3, No. 37
Capt. Barnardus Swartwout's Company of Minutemen, Dutchess County Militia, New York. (American).

August 15 - February 27, 1777

Company was a part of Col. Jacobus Swartwout's Dutchess County Militia regiment. Included are Washington's general orders, Maj. Gen. William Heath's Col. Swartwout's regimental orders. Locations: Kingsbridge, White Plains, Peekskill, and Fort Constitution. Writer unknown. 3 volumes. 250 pages.

Reel: 3, No. 34
Capt. Benjamin Frothingham's Artillery Company, New York and New Jersey. (American).

March 30 - September 2, 1780

Company was a part of the Third Continental Artillery. Includes brigade orders of Henry Knox, general orders of Gen. Washington, and regimental orders. Contains resolutions of the Continental Congress. Locations: Verplanck's Point, Orangetown, Teaneck. Writer unknown. 99 pages.

Reel: 11, No. 108
Capt. Edward Lounsbery's Eighth Company, Second New York Regiment of 1777, Pennsylvania. (American).

January 5 - March 20, 1778

Regiment was commanded by Col. Philip Van Cortlandt and formed part of Brig. Gen. Enoch Poor's brigade, which also contained the 4th New York Regiment and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd New Hampshire Regiments of 1777. Contains headquarters and brigade orders. Locations: Whitemarsh, Valley Forge?, Pa. Writer unknown. 32 pages.

Reel: 5, No. 56.3
Capt. Elias Stillwell's Company, Col. John Durkee's First Connecticut Regiment of 1781, New York.

August 5? - October 2, 1781

Includes headquarters orders of Washington from Dobb's Ferry, general orders of Heath at Peekskill, right wing orders of Lord Stirling, division, brigade, and regimental orders. Contains resolutions of the Continental Congress. Locations: Dobb's Ferry, Peekskill, Continental Village. Writer unknown. 172 pages.

Reel: 15, No. 147
Capt. Horatio Gates, Brigade Major, New York.

August 18 - October 12, 1758

Includes a Return of troops fit for duty at Oneida Station and a Return of artificers daily employed from the troops, Aug. 26, 1758. Location: Oneida Station, New York. 112 pages.

Reel: 1, No. 2
Capt. John Titus's Company, Fourth New York Regiment of 1777, New York. (American).

May 29 - August 6, 1779

Regiment, commanded by Lt. Col. Frederick Weisenfels, formed part of Gen. James Clinton's brigade. Company took part in Gen. John Sullivan's Indian expedition. Contains Sullivan's orders, garrison orders from Fort Plank, and regimental orders. Locations: Fort Plank and Lake Oswego. Writer unknown. 178 pages. (Photostat).

Reel: 7, No. 85
Capt. Peter Brown's Artillery Company of The Philadelphia Militia, Pennsylvania. (American).

September 27 - October 14, 1777

Company formed part of Col. Jehu Eyre's artillery regiment of the Philadelphia Militia, serving in Brig. Gen. James Irvine's brigade, Maj. Gen. John Armstrong's division. Includes brigade, division, and Washington's headquarters orders. Locations: Townships around Philadelphia and Towamensing. Kept by John Osborn? 60 pages.

Reel: 5, No. 52
Capt. Peter Brown's Artillery Company of The Philadelphia Militia, Pennsylvania. (American).

October 9 - December 18, 1777

Company formed part of Col. Jehu Eyre's artillery regiment of the Philadelphia Militia, serving in Brig. Gen. Paterson's brigade, Maj. Gen. John Armstrong's division. Includes brigade, division, and Washington's headquarters orders. Locations: Townships around Philadelphia. Kept by Jesse Williamson? 175 pages.

Reel: 5, No. 54
Capt. Thomas Pierce's Company, Massachusetts and New York. (American).

January 1 - May 17, 1776

Pierce's company was part of Col. Henry Knox's artillery regiment. Contains general orders of George Washington from Cambridge and New York, orders of Maj. Gen. Artemus Ward from Roxbury, Mass., and some regimental orders. Locations: Boston, New York City. Writer unknown. 178 pages.

Reel: 2, No. 25
Capt. Van Wyck's Company, New York. (American).

August 6 - September 30, 1776

Company formed part of Col. Jacobus Swartwout's regiment of minutemen, of the Dutchess County Militia. Includes general, brigade, and regimental orders, provision returns, and morning reports. Locations: Kingsbridge. Writer unknown. 112 pages.

Reel: 3, No. 35
Capt. Wetherill's Company, New York. (American).

July 10 - July 19, 1776

Company was part of Col. David Forman's New Jersey regiment, Brig. Gen. Nathaniel Heard's brigade, and Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Greene's division. Includes orders of Gen. Greene, and at the end, a "Weekly Report of Capt. Wetherills Comp ... August 17th 1776". Locations: Long Island. Kept by Charles Fisher? 33 pages.

Reel: 3, No. 32
Col. Alexander Mc Dougall's First New York Regiment of 1776, New York. (American).

February 9 - June 11, 1776

Contains general and regimental orders. The troops in the city were under the command of Gen. Lee; after March 7, under Lord Stirling; after March 31, Brig. Gen. Heath; and finally, Gen. Washington. Covers the period of the arrival of troops in New York City for the expected British assault. Locations: New York City. Writer unknown. 294 pages.

Reel: 3, No. 28
Col. Alexander Mc Dougall's First New York Regiment of 1776, New York. (American).

March 25 - June 15, 1776

Contains general, brigade, and regimental orders. The New York troops were under the command of Lord Stirling; after March 31, General Heath, and finally, Gen. Washington. Covers the period of the arrival of American troops in the city for the expected British assault. Locations: New York City. Kept by Capt. Wiley? 186 pages.

Reel: 3, No. 29
Col. Charles Webb's Nineteenth Continental Regiment, Massachusetts. (American).

January 3 - February 10, 1776

Contains Washington's general orders, Brig. Gen. John Sullivan's orders issued from camp at Winter Hill, and orders issued from Roxbury, Mass. Locations: Boston. Kept by a member of Capt. Elisha Bostwick's company. 42 pages.

Reel: 2, No. 27
Col. Christopher Lippitt's Rhode Island Regiment, Rhode Island and New York. (American).

September 14 - October 31, 1776

Contains general and regimental orders. Locations: New Port, R.I.; Harlem, Mile Square, and White Plains, N.Y. Volume also contains the accounts of Nathan Harvey of Providence, R.I., 1788-1790, involving farm transactions. Writer unknown. 90 pages.

Reel: 3, No. 39
Col. Daniel Morgan's Eleventh Virginia Regiment of 1777, New Jersey. (American).

May 15 - June 9, 1777

Contains brigade, division, and regimental orders, as well as Washington's headquarters orders, issued from Morristown, N.J. Locations: Middle Brook and Bound Brook, N.J. Writer unknown. 29 pages. (Early copy of the original, now located in the Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.).

Reel: 4, No. 45
Col. David Waterbury's Fifth Connecticut Regiment of 1775, New York. (American).

June 13 - September 16, 1775; July 25 - December 6, 1775

This regiment marched to Canada under the command of Gen. Montgomery. Contains regimental and general orders, as well as a muster roll of Captain Lalmon Read's company (10th company of the regiment). Locations: Greenwich Camps, New York, Harlaem, Half Moon, Camp Island. Kept by Aaron Barlow. Diary of Aaron Barlow, including accounts of his journey from Redding, Ct. to Albany to join his company, the trip to Lake Champlain, events during the Siege of St. Francis, travel to Montreal, and the return to Albany. 120 pages.

Reel: 2, No. 17
Col. Francis Johnson's Fifth Pennsylvania Regiment, New York and New Jersey. (American).

June 5 - July 7, 1779

Regiment formed part of the 2nd brigade of Maj. Gen. St. Clair's Pennsylvania division and served with the Main Army. Contains general, division, and brigade orders. Locations: Smith's Clove, Forrest of Dean. Kept by James Giles? 172 pages.

Reel: 8, No. 88
Col. Frederick Weisenfel's Fourth New York Regiment of 1777, New York. (American).

June 19 - July 29, 1780

Regiment formed part of Brig. Gen. James Clinton's brigade. Contains general, brigade, regimental and garrison orders. Locations: West Point. Kept by Capt. Jonathon Titus? 83 pages. (Photostat copy of the original in the possession of Mr. Jesse W. Kelsey, Queens, Long Island, New York.).

Reel: 12, No. 115
Col. Israel Putnam's Third Connecticut Regiment of 1775, Massachusetts. (American).

June 22 - October 7, 1775

Includes general and regimental orders and pertains to the Siege of Boston. Locations: Cambridge, Mass. Kept by Asabel Clark, 7th company. 134 pages.

Reel: 2, No. 19
Col. James Clinton's Third New York Regiment of 1775, New York. (American).

August 27, 1775 - February 14, 1776

Commences at Albany and ends near Quebec. Probably kept in part by Ensign Thomas Lenington. 160 pages.

Reel: 2, No. 22
Col. Jedediah Huntington's Eight Connecticut Regiment of 1775, Massachusetts. (American).

September 29 - September 30, 1775

Includes general and regimental orders. Locations: Cambridge, Mass. Writer unknown. 4 pages.

Reel: 2, No. 23
Col. John Crane's Corps of Artillery, New York. (American).

July 22 - September 27, 1783

Contains garrison, regimental, corps, and headquarters orders of Gen. Washington from Newbergh. After June 17, 1783, all artillery with the main army was formed into a battalion-sized corps of two companies commanded by Col. John Crane until Nov. 3, 1783. Locations: West Point, Newburgh, N.Y. Writer unknown. 106 pages.

Reel: 17, No. 176
Col. John Crane's Corps of Artillery, New York. (American).

October 9 - November 7, 1783

Contains corps and garrison orders as well as Gen. Washington's farewell orders. Includes resolutions of the Congress. After June 17, 1783, all artillery with the main army was formed into a battalion-sized corps of two companies commanded by Col. John Crane until Nov. 3, 1783. Locations: West Point, Newburgh, N.Y. Writer unknown. 76 pages.

Reel: 17, No. 177
Col. John Crane's Third Regiment of Continental Artillery, New York. (American).

July 3 - September 29, 1781

Includes Gen. McDougall's garrison orders at West Point, artillery orders, and regimental orders, as well as extracts from Washington's general orders before marching South, and Heath's orders at Peekskill and Continental Village. The 3rd artillery was part of an artillery brigade commanded by Henry Knox. Locations: West Point. Writer unknown. 129 pages.

Reel: 14, No. 144
Col. John Crane's Third Regiment of Continental Artillery, New York. (American).

November 24, 1781 - January 5, 1782

Contains Washington's headquarters orders from Highlands, garrison orders from West Point, and regimental orders. Includes resolutions of the Continental Congress, including one commending the artillery for valor at Yorktown. Crane's regiment formed part of Henry Knox's artillery brigade. Locations: Highlands, West Point. Writer unknown. 134 pages.

Reel: 15, No. 151
Col. John Crane's Third Regiment of Continental Artillery, New York. (American).

January 4 - March 9, 1782

Contains Heath's orders from headquarters in the Highlands, garrison orders from West Point, and artillery and regimental orders. Crane's regiment formed part of Henry Knox's artillery brigade and was also termed the Massachusetts regiment of artillery. Includes resolutions of the Continental Congress. Writer unknown. 147 pages.

Reel: 15, No. 156
Col. John Crane's Third Regiment of Continental Artillery, New York. (American).

March 12 - May 18, 1782

Contains Gen. Heath's orders from headquarters in the Highlands, garrison orders from West Point, regimental orders, as well as a few artillery orders and a few of Washington's orders from headquarters at Newburgh, N.Y. Crane's regiment formed part of Henry Knox's brigade of artillery and was also termed the Massachusetts regiment of artillery. Includes resolutions of the Continental Congress. Locations: West Point, Highlands, Newburgh, N.Y. Writer unknown. 167 pages.

Reel: 16, No. 159
Col. John Crane's Third Regiment of Continental Artillery, New York. (American).

September 1 - November 2, 1782

Contains garrison, regimental, and extracts from the general orders of Washington at Verplanck's Point and Fishkill. Regiment formed a part of Henry Knox's artillery brigade and was sometimes termed the New York regiment of artillery. Contains resolutions of the Continental Congress. Locations: West Point, Verplanck's Point, and Fishkill, N.Y. Writer unknown. 108 pages.

Reel: 16, No. 164
Col. John Crane's Third Regiment of Continental Artillery, New York. (American).

January 1 - January 19, 1783

Includes Washington's general orders from Newburgh, garrison and regimental orders. Crane's regiment formed part of Henry Knox's artillery brigade and was sometimes termed the Massachusetts regiment of artillery. Contains resolutions of the Continental Congress. Locations: Newburgh, West Point? Writer unknown. 86 pages.

Reel: 16, No. 167
Col. John Crane's Third Regiment of Continental Artillery, New York. (American).

April 18 - June 1, 1783

Contains headquarters orders of Gen. Washington from Newburgh, regarding the public proclamation of the cession of hostilities, as well as garrison orders and regimental orders. Includes resolutions of the Congress. Until June 18, the regiment formed part of Henry Knox's artillery brigade. Locations: West Point, Newburgh, N.Y. Writer unknown. 120 pages.

Reel: 17, No. 172
Col. John Crane's Third Regiment of Continental Artillery, New York. (American).

June 2 - July 21, 1783

Contains headquarters orders of Gen. Washington from Newbergh, regimental and garrison orders. Includes resolutions of the Congress, concerning the discharge of non-commissioned officers and soldiers. After June 17, 1783, all artillery with the main army was to be formed into a battalion sized corps of two companies, commanded by Col. John Crane, until Nov. 3, 1783. Locations: West Point, Newburgh, N.Y. Writer unknown. 114 pages.

Reel: 17, No. 173
Col. John Durkee's First Connecticut Regiment of 1781, New York. (American).

January 30 - April 23, 1781

Regiment, which formed a brigade with the 3rd and 5th Connecticut regiments, was garrisoned at West Point. Contains Washington's headquarters orders from New Windsor, garrison, division, brigade and regimental orders. Kept by Libeus Loomis, Adjutant. 180 pages.

Reel: 13, No. 133
Col. John Lamb's Second Regiment of Continental Artillery, New Jersey and New York. (American).

June 8 - August 19, 1779

Contains brigade and regimental orders. Regiment was part of Henry Knox's artillery brigade. Locations: Whippany, N.J. and Chester, N.Y. Kept by Chilian Ford, Adjutant. 110 pages.

Reel: 8, No. 90
Col. John Lamb's Second Regiment of Continental Artillery, New Jersey and New York. (American).

March 28 - June 12, 1780

Includes general orders of Gen. Washington, orders of Henry Knox, brigade and regimental orders. Contains acts and resolutions of the Continental Congress. Covers period of army's stay at winter quarters. Locations: Morristown, Highlands. Kept by Joseph Ashton, Adjutant. 154 pages.

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