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Guide to the Horatio Gates papers, 1726-1828 (bulk 1774-1780) MS 240

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Series 2: Orderly Books and Returns, 1756 - 1783

Arrangement note

This series is arranged in chronological order and is available on microfilm reels 18-19.

Scope and Contents note

The orderly books record the orders and movements of the British Army prior to the war, and the Continental Army during the war. The returns document the quantity, rank and physical condition of soldiers in various British and Continental regiments. This series includes an orderly book kept at Oneida Station, New York (later Fort Stanwix) in 1758; an orderly book recorded during the march from Carlisle to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1759; and Gates' journal from an expedition to Nova Scotia in 1750.

Conditions Governing Access note

Gates’ orderly books have been digitized and are accessible via the EBSCO Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books database.

Container 1     Title Date
Reel: 18 Orderly Books
1758 August 18 - 1783 February 15
Reel: 18 Returns
1756 January 29 - 1778 November 20
Reel: 19 Returns
1778 November 24 - 1783 February 25

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