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Title Major-General Edward Braddock orderly books: typescript [between 1900 and 1913?]
Author Braddock, Edward (c.1695-1755)
Date
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Typewritten copy, probably from 1900-1913, by W.E. Benjamin of New York, made from the original ms. of Major-General Edward Braddock’s two orderly books, containing orders issued by Braddock in Virginia and Fort Cumberland (Md.) to the commanding officers of his troops between Feb. 26 and June 17, 1755, at the outset of the French and Indian War. The early orders by Braddock, general and commander-in-chief of the English forces in North America, were issued from Williamsburg, and concern logistical, administrative, and disciplinary matters of the army. Subsequent orders organize troop movements from Alexandria to Winchester (Va.), to Frederick (Md.), and to Rock Creek. An order of May 10, 1755 notes that "Mr. Washington is appointed Aid de Camp to His Excellency General Braddock," and court-martials, and sentences handed down for theft, desertion, alcohol consumption, gaming, and other infractions are also recorded. Other orders regulate supplies and provisions, and the presence of women among the troops.
Places Virginia, Fort Cumberland, Alexandria, Frederick, Rock Creek, Winchester, Maryland, New York, United States
Keywords army, armed forces, colonial forces, law and order, goods, supplies, women, French and Indian Wars, colonialism, directive
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; Trade and Indian Economies
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference Ayer MS 103
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue