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Jedediah Huntington Orderly Book

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 2358

Content Description

The Jedediah Huntington Orderly Book collection (2358) is a book of orders from George Washington written by Jedediah Huntington. The orders in the book are from January 1st, 1776 to April 2nd of the same year. The orders vary throughout the book. In the beginning the orders appear more concerned with organization. There is an entry, for example, detailing the make-up of regiments and companies. Similarly, there is another entry which details punishments; for example, someone found to be deserting is ordered to receive thirty-nine lashings with a cat o’ nine tails. Other entries mention troops who are being court martial. There are many orders for troop movements. Because of the time the book was maintained it can be concluded that some of the orders are in reference to the spring of 1776 March to Boston. At the beginning of the book there is a letter from the donors which describes how they received the book as well as some biographical information on Huntington, especially information on him after the war as well as a picture of his house in New London.

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Dates

  • Other: Jan 1 - Apr 2 1776

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Extent

1.00 items (Received Extent)

1.00 items