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Al Harris Library Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books


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The Orderly Books collection contains handwritten volumes documenting military orders, movements and engagements by brigade, regiment, company, and other specific military units between 1748 and 1817. The content provides detailed accounts of troops’ daily lives, documenting everything from court martial cases to the price of necessities charged by locals. Given the dearth of soldiers’ diaries, Orderly Books provides historically valuable information about soldiers’ lives.

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  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Publisher: New York Historical Society