Three Rivers
Hudson~Mohawk~Schoharie
History From America's Most Famous Valleys

ORDERLY BOOKS of
The Fourth New York Regiment 1778-1780
The Second New York Regiment, 1780-1783
by Samuel Tallmadge and Others
with Diaries of Samuel Tallmadge, 1780-1782 and John Barr, 1779-1782
Prepared for publication by Almon W. Lauber PH.D. of The division of Archives and History
Albany, The University of the State of New York, 1932.

Orderly Book #2, part two

The Commanding officers of Regt will Compleat their Light Infantry Companies to 50 Rank & File(23) Privates 3 Corpi 3 Serjt 1 Ensign 1 Lieut and 1 Capt to be Ready to be Reviewed to Morrow afternoon at 3 OClock for which purpose the Light Compy will be of Duty tomorrow the Above will be formd in A Separate Corps which will be Under the Command of Colo Butler(24) Major Cockran(25) and Major Parr(26) the Riffle Corps will also be Commanded by the Above officers.

The officers Commanding officers of BattIn will Immediately See them Compleated with arms and Amunition and Strictly Charge the officers Commanding Companies to see the Amunition of their men well taken Care of and pay the Greatest Attention that it is [not] Lost or Spoiled through Carelessness, as the Greatest Severity will be Shown to those who Shall be Apprehanded Either firing their Musquets without orders or Destroying their Cartridges, after the Regt Shall [be] Compleated with Arms if there is Any Remaining they will be Delivered up to those officers who have None


23 "Rank & File" crossed out in manuscript.
24 Lieutenant Colonel Commandant William Butler, 4th Pennsylvania Regiment. Heitman, Historical Register, p. 138.
25 Major Robert Cochran, 3d New York Regiment. Ibid., p. 162.
26 Major James Parr, Morgan's Rif1emen, Journals of the Expedition of Major General John Sullivan, p. 325.
27 Lieutenant Colonel Marinus Willett, 3d New York Regiment; born Jamaica, N. Y., July 31, 1740; died New York City, August 23, 1830. Served on Onondaga Expedition in April 1779; and throughout the Sullivan campaign. Mayor of New York City in 1807. Heitman, Historical Register, p. 593; Appleton, Cyclopedia of American Biography, v. VI, p. 517-18.


after orders August 7th 1779

The Genl Desires The Field officers of the Army to Meet at his Marque this afternoon Immediately after the Review of the Light Corps is Done.

The Infantrey to Give their Proportion of Men for Guard.

Head Quarters August 8th 1779 Field officer for the Day Tomorrow Major whiting ADjutant Boss
This afternoon Each Regt hereafter Named will Apply to the A. Q. M. Genl for the Number of boats here Mentioned, and the Commissareys of Isues the here Mentioned Number of Barrels of Provisions &c

The Train of Artillery and Conductors of Military Stores will Apply for Sixteen Boats Exclusive of the. two fiting out for the present ordinance where they are to Embark their Stores and Baggage &c they will Apply to the Capt of the Boats Men for the half of his Men to help to Man the Boats and the Best of the Boatmen will Join the hospital Stores and Man Such Boats as Doctor McCrea Shall Direct.

The Qr Mr Department will take ten Boats for their Stores and Baggage and the Volunteers will Man them as far as they will Exstand. of the Number of boats which are Designed for the Different Regiments The fol.: lowing Number from Each are to be Mand and Delivered up to the Commissarey of the Hospitals and Directed by the Regt Q. M. to be Loaded(28) afterwards with hospital Stores &c


28 "With hospital stores in need" crossed out in manuscript.


The Riffle Corps and Light Infantrey will Apply for four Boats to Load their Baggage and Tents the whole but, the Tents and Baggage to be Loaded this afternoon and Each Regt will see their Boats together and have Centinels over them tonight as the Loss of the Stores would be of the Greatest Consequence the Best Care Must be taken of them and see that the Boats are properly Bailed and Kept dry.

After orders the 8th of August 1779

Tomorrow Morning at the Beating of the Genl, the Troops will Strike their Tents and Immediately Load their Baggage on Board of their Respective Boats, the Same time the New Guard will parade at the Usual place and the old Guard will Quit their post and Return to their Respective Regt after the Boats shall be Loaded and the Man on Board them who are not to Exceed them three to Each Boat those Troops who are to March by Land from Each Battin will parade on the 4th pens parade and will be Commd by Colo Duboys and the officer of the Day will Command the New Guard who will together Recieve their Instructions on the parade. The Light Infantrey to be off Duty to Morrow. in the Line of March by water the Boats of the Light Infantrey and Riffle Corps will March in Front of the Line. the 4th Pensl Regt will Succeed them, then the 4th N. Y. the 5 N Y the 6 Ms and the 3rd N Y will Bring up the Rear one of the pieces of Artillery will March in Front of the 4th pens Regt the other in front of the 3rd N Y. The Artillery Hospt Qr M. & Commissareys Boats in the Center of the Line in the Rear of the 4th Pensylvania Regt, Major Church will be with his Battalion by water in Front of the Line and Colo Gansavoorth in the Rear of the Whole.

Plan of the Line of March for the armey under the Command of the honourable James Clinton Esqr Brigd Genl. with the Different Signals to be Used &c to Begin to Morrow Morning August 9th 79 and be A Standing order for the March untill altered by the Genl.

1stly The Light Infantrey and the Riffle Corps are to form the Advance Guard and Discovering Parties of the Troop who are to March by Land, and are to govern their March so as to Quit Sight of the front of the Line of Boats if Possible and the Roads will permit.

C S S C privates

2ndly A Rear Guard to Consist of 2 4 6 6 100 taken from the Line who will parade Every Morning before the army Marches at an Appointed place they are to follow the Rear of the Boats and are Not to Quit Sight of them if possible. The Then officer of the Day will Command Them.

3rdly after the Rear Guard is taken out the Remaining Troops from Each Battin Exclusive of Those in the Boats are to form A Separate body together in the Center of the Line of March Commanded by A Field officer Detaild for that Purpose and are to Escort all the horses Cattle &c Belonging to the Army that Body Should March in two Coulums or Indian Files when Ever the Roades will Not Permit it otherwise and have the Cattle Between the Coulums.

4thly The Lines of March by water with Boats of which Every Regt and Corps will have their proportion and March by Tower front and Rear begining as they are Now Encampt from the Right. the First Battin of Boats Marches in Front of the Line Shall be proceeded by the. Boats of the Infantrey and Riffle Corps which will be as a Reconnitering party to warn the Rear in Case the Enemy Should Appear on Either Side of the River one of the Pieces of ordinance will March in front of the first Boats, in front of the Line in order to fire the Alarm in Case the Enemy Should attact the Advance Guard or be Discovered by the Reconitering Boats in Front of the Line, the other piece of ordinance Shall March in the Rear of the Last Battalion but one to be Ready to fire the Alarm for the Front to hault in Case the Rear Guard Should be Attacted The Artillery Q. M. hospl Stores and Commissary Boats(29) Shall March in the Line Betwixt the two Center Battalions.

5thly in Case the Front Should(30) go to fast that the Rear Boats should have Lost sight of the Rear Guard the hereafter Named Signals of the Drum Shall be put in practice.

For the Front to haul two Flams from Rear to front Repeated through Every Regt and as soon as the front is haulted Return the two flams from front to Rear.

To March slower the Taps from Rear to F rant For the Front to March Quicker the Long March from Rear to Front.

The Commanding officers of the Battalions who March in the Rear Must have an orderly Drum Next him for the Above Signals, and as the Drumers of the Army are Already Acquainted with them it will be Verry Easy Excuted.

29 "Stores" crossed out in manuscript.
30 "be attacted" crossed out in manuscript.

6thly Should the Advance Guard Discover Enemy or be Attacted and if heard by the front of the Line the Commanding officers there will order the Cannon to be fired which will be A signal for the Rear to Advance their Boats Close to one Another in the front Regimentally which Front will then be haulted and there Each Commanding officer of Regt having Previously warned those officers and Soldiers who are to Remain for the Security of the Boats Land the Troops they have on board form them and procead to the place of Action.

when the Flank Guard Arrives in the head of the Line the officer Commanding it will Leave A proper Guard over the Cattle and March with the Rest of the Men under his Command to the same place the Rear Guard Following as Fast as Possible, Mean while the officers who Remain on Board the Boats Dispose the Troops they have Left under their Command in Such a Manner as to protect both provisions and Stores whilst the Army is Engaged.

7thly Should the Center Guard be Attacted A Cannon from the front will be fired to warn the Advance Guard to hault and wheel Back to the place of Action in the same time the Rear Guard Marches to the Center whilst the Troops Land from the Boats and proceed to the Same place as above Described.

The officers Left on board the Boats Shall Always take A perticular Care that all the Boats in time of Action be Brought Close together in. Front of the Line as it will be Much Easier on Account of the Current to have them there and More Compact to be Defended in Case of an Attact.

8thly Should the Rear Guard be Attacted the Commanding officer of that BattIn who Marches in the Rear will order the Cannon Next to him to be fired as A Signal upon which the Advance Guard is to hault turn back as Above Described on the Attact of the Flank Guard The Flank Guard will Leave A proper Escort with the Cattle to Escort them in Front of the Line and wheel Back to support the Rear Guard Meanwhile the Commanding officers of Battalions then on Board the Boats Land Such Troops as Can be Spard from them and when formd March in Sucsession to the place of Action.

9thly Should on the Contrary the Line of Regts be attacted From the oposite Side of the River From which the Troops Marches it Should be Necessary to fire A Cannon front and Rear Guards the one to wheel Back and the Last to Follow the Rear Boats as fast as Possible to Arrive in time to Cross the River to Attact the Enemy together with the Troops who Shall Land from the Boats, the Advance Guard will Likewise Cross the River if Necessary with Their Baggage Boats and Meanwhile the Center Guard will take Such a position as Shall be best thought off for the Security of the Cattle under his Care and that of the Stores in the Boats.

The Guards will parade on the Left of the army at the Beating of the Genl Fronting the River. the 4th New York Regt will have the front by water tomorrow and the 4th Pensylvania the Rear of the Same Each of them Commanded by the Field officers of their Respective Regt.

Lt Colo willet will Command the Body of Troops which is to March by Land and will have all the Cattle and horses &c they will parade Likewise on the Left of the Camp the Assembley will beat half an hour after the Genl and the March A 1/4 of an hour after

The Commanding officers of Regt will See their Tents and Baggage properly Loaded within the Above time that Nothing May Detain the March.

The Brigd Qr Mr will See the Boats file off in A proper order Regimentally according to the Line of March

The Genl Expressly forbids. the firing of Musquets by Any Person whatsoever whilst we Lay on the Ground on pain of being Sevearly Punished.

The Guards to parade at the Beating of the Genion the Left of the army, the Assembly 3/4 of an hour afterwards and the March A 1/4 of an hour after that when the whole will Move of.

Cola Dubois will have the Front by water and Lt Colo weissenfels the Rear. Major whiting will Command the Troops who will March By Land, The Genl is Much Surprsd that Notwithstand the Repeated orders Against Firing in Camp, so Little Reguard is paid to it. This UnsoldierIike Practice is at all Times improper in our present Situation it May be Attended with the Most Pernicious(32) Consequences which A Moment RefHection May Readyly Suggest he Therefore Most Strictly Enjoins Every officer(33) to Exert himself to Discover the offenders as he is Determined to punish them in A Most Examplary Manner Thouse who May be found Guilty.

The Regiment of Infantrey will Draw provisions in Future upon Returns Signd by Lt Colo Butler, The Qr Ms of the Different Regt from which the Light Corps is formd will omit them in their Returns as also those of the Genl Guard.

The Brigade Qr Master will see all the Empty boats Brought to the Landing before tomorrow Morning in order that the men Do Not Git wet in Crossing the River.

The Assistant Qr M. Genl Mr Dow will see the boats file of from this place tomorrow Morning and at Every other place where the Army Shall Encamp Along this River and the Brigade Qr M. will see tham properly


31 The same as Jachum's farm-variously spelled. Also called the Joachim Van Valkenburgh Place-about one mile from Colliers, N. Y.
32 "Circumstances" crossed out in manuscript.
33 "Soldier" crossed out in manuscript.


Arranged at their Arrival in Camp Every Day, and for this Reason he will March in front of the advance Guard, to Mark the Ground where the troops are to Encamp.

The Guards to parade in the Rear of the Army at the Beating of the Genl. The Assembly three Quarters of An hour After and the March as Soon as the Troops are paraded

Major whiting will Command the(35) Front by water, Colo Duboys the Rear, Major Church will Command the Troops by Land.

The Genl Strictly Recommends to officers and Soldiers that Marches by Land and water to be as Silent as possible as it Does Not in the Least advance the March of the army Nor Does it Look(36) Soldierlike and Besides all May be Verry Iniurous to our Situation.

The Genl Further Recommends that the Commanding officers of Battalions will Start their Boats at Leas three ABrast and the whole in a Close order, as the Troops are under the Necessity of Cooking and Drinking the River water the Genl orders that No person persumes to Swim. he is also pleased to order the Troops one Gill of Rum this Evening and Each officer one Quart. (37)

The Genl Request all the Field officers to see the Arms of their men Fresh Primd and have them Laid in the Boats in Such A Manner as they


34 Ogden's farm on the Susquehanna river 36 miles from the lake. The Order Book of Captain Leonard Bleeker, p. 116.
35 Word erased.
36 "in the Least" crossed out in manuscript.
37 This document is given to this point in The Order Book of Captain Leonard Bleeker, p. 116.


May Make use of them on the Shortest Notice of an Alarm as From Every Appearance he has Reason to think the Enemy will endeavour to Harrass us on the March.

The Guards to parade in the Rear of the Camp at the Beating of the Genl. Lieut Colo willet to Command the Front of the Line by water and Major whiting the Rear. Colo Cansavoorth will Command the Troops Marches by Land. The soldiers will see their Provisions Cooked this Night and their Arms in Good order as the Genl Exspects to March the Troops from this Place tomorrow Morning at five OClock.

The Commanding officers of Battalions who March by water will see their Boats Attached to their Respective Battalions regularly baild as Complaints has been Made that Several Barrels of provisions have been Spoiled. through That Neglect.(39)

Guards tomorrow as Usual to parade in the rear of the Camp at the Beating of the Genl.

Major Church will Command the Front of the Line, by water and Colo Gansavoorth the rear. Major whiting will Command the Troops by Land. The Genl Desires that the Commanding officer of the Troops who Marches by Land this Day will Make Returns to the Commissarey of Isues for one Gill of Rum pr Men for the Troops who where under their Command.


38 An Indian town at the junction of the Unadilla and Susquehanna rivers, destroyed by Colonel William Butler in 1778. Spelled "Unondila" in The Order Book of Captain Leonard Bleeker.
39 This document is given in full with slightly different wording in The Order Book of Captain Leonard Bleeker, p. 117.
40 Spelled "Connagronta" in Bleeker's Order Book, and "Gunnagunter" in Van Hovenburgh's Journal. Conihunto. a small Indian town 14 miles below Unadilla, destroyed by Colonel William Butler in 1778.


The asst Qt Ms Genl will see all the Empty Boats paraded together Daily in the Front of the Army to Cross the River with the Troops whenever the Genl Shall request it.(41)

"Head Quarters Onaquago(42) 14th of August 1779 Genl orders Parole

{C. Sign Field officer for the Day Tomorrow

{Major -- whiting
Adjutant -- Hutton
Cattle Guard From the 5th N. Y. the Guards to parade at the Beating of the Troop to Morrow Morning at the Beating of the Genl in the Rear of the Artillery Camp

The Genl has the Pleasure to Inform the Troop Under his Command that they are to Rest themselves tomorrow in the Mean time he Exspects the arms &c to be put in the Best order, and Exorts the officers that it May be Done through their Respective Commands.

while we Stay in this place the Soldiers are Forbidden to go over the Line of Centinels, and the officers of the Different Guards Round the Camp will pay the Strictest Attention that this order is punctually Obeyd The arms which have been wett and Loaded some time Ago the Charge to be Drawn of and Cleand.

The Genl Desires that the Commanding officers of Battalions will see Such of the Boats under their Command which have Flour and bread on Board that the Barrels May be Turned over, that if there is Any wett they May have time to Dry the Men Detached From the Several Battalions to the hospital Boats are to remain there as A Standing Guard and Not to be taken away without an order from the Genl.(43)


41 This document is quoted with slight difference in wording in The Order Book of Captain Leonard Bleeker, p. 117-18.
42 Spelled "Onaguaga" in Bleeker's Order Book. Now in the town of Windsor, Broome county, N. Y. When destroyed by Colonel William Butler in October, 1778, it was a small Indian town on both banks of the Susquehanna river, eight miles below Conihunto near present Onaquaga, town of Colesville, Broome county. Journals of the Military Expedition of Major General John Sullivan, p.23. Beatty's Journal, August 14, 1779, gives a description of the town.
43 Document quoted, with slightly different wording, in The Order Book of Captain Leonard Bleeker, p. 118-19.


Head Quarters Onaquago August 15th 1779 Genl orders Parole

{C. Sign Field officer for the Day Tomorrow Colo Gansavoorth Adjutant Dodge

The Troops will Assemble this afternoon at 5 OClock for Prayers.

Lost at Lake otsago A Parchment Case Containing Four hundred Dollars in Continantal Money also an order on Jeremiah Rensler Pay Master to the 3rd N. Y. Regt for one thousand Dollars who Ever has found the same and will return it to the Brigd Major Shall Recieve 100 Dollars reward.

Onaquago Head Quarters August 16th 1779 Parole

Genl orders

{C. Sign Field officer for the Day Tomorrow

{Colo Duboys
Adjt Elsworth
The Guard to Parade at the Beating of the GenI the Marching Troops to parade at the Beating of the Assembley. Colo willett will Command the Above party. Colo weissenfels will Command the front of the Line by water and Major Church the rear.

The Light Infantrey and Riffle Corps will Keep oposite the Boats in Front as Usual Sending out Such advance parties as the Commanding officer May Judge proper.

The Genl Desires that Commanding officers of Regt would Make A Destribution of the Boats Among those officers who are to proceed by water. who are to see that their respective Squads are Kept in Close order. that the rear of the Army May be as Short as Possible they will see that None of their Men Except Such as works the Boats will presume to put of their Accoutrements but remain Perfectly Acquipt and Fit for Action upon the First Notice of the Approach of the Enemy when they are to Land and proceed to the place of Action in good order Leaveing None to the Boats Except one who the officer will Nominate for that purpose and in Makeing a hault no officer or Soldier will presume to Land Except he is properly Armd.

All the Boats in future will Keep in Rear of the Gundalo Except the Volunteers Infantry Baggage Boats will Keep in front of the regts and Next after the Genls Boat.(44)

Head Quarters Tuscarora August 17th 177945 Genl orders Parole

{C. Sign Field officer for the Day tomorrow

{Major-- Church
Adjutant-- white
The Guards to parade at the Beating of the Genl in the rear of the Artillery, The Marching Troops to parade at the Beating of the Assembley.

Colo Gansavoorth will Command the Party by Land Colo Duboys the Front by water and Colo weissenfels the rear.

Head Quarters Chinnengo(46) 18th of Augst 177947 Genl orders Parole

{C. Sign Field officer for the Day Tomorrow
{Colo Willett
Adjutant Boss(48)
The Guard to parade at the Beating of the Genl in the rear of the Genls Marque.

The Land Troops to parade at the Beating of the Assembley. Colo weissenfels to Command the party. Major whiting to Command the Front by water and Colo Duboys the Rear.

The Different Adjt will give the Adjt Genl at the takeing of orders to Morrow A Note of all the Alterrations which have happened Since last return.


44 This document is quoted with slight changes in The Order Book of Captain Leonard Bleeker, p. 120-21.
45 Tuscarora was located at or near the present village of Great Bend, Susquehanna county, Pa., 12 miles by land and 20 miles by water from Onoquaga. Journals of the Military Expedition of Major General John Sullivan, p. 354 (foot note).

This document is quoted, with an additional section, in The Order Book of Captain Leonard Bleeker.
46 Spelled "Chimingo" in Bleeker's Order Book; "Cheningo" in McKendry's Journal.
47 This document, with additional section, is quoted in The Order Book of Captain Leonard Bleeker, p. 120-21.
48 Spelled "de Boss" in Bleeker's Order Book.


Head Quarters Owego(49) August 19th 1779 Parole

Genl orders

{C. Sign Field officer for the Day Tomorrow

{Colo weissenfels
Adjutant Hutton
The Guards to parade at the Beating of the Genl in the Rear of the Artillery Camp. None of the Above Number to be Sent on the parade but healtlh]y Soldiers with good Shoes and well armd Colo Gansavoorth will Command the Front of the Line by water and Major whiting the Rear.(50)

Head Quarters Owego 20th of August 1779
Genl orders Parole
C. Sign
As there is Not A suffecienty Quantity of rum now in Store to supply the T reops with one Gill Each the Genl Desires that an Equal Destribution of what is on hand be Made to Each Corps in proportion to the Number of officers Containd Therein A Return to be Made for that purpose Immediatly to Commissary woodman all the Staff are to be Included.

[A great many pages are torn out at this point.](5l)

Qr Fort Sulavan(52) 1st of october 1779

Genl orders

{Parole C. Sign

officers for Duty to morrow

{ Brigadear Poor(53)
Field officer Major Whiting(54)
Major Brigd Marshal(55)

Commissary Steal(56) and Mr Pammelton will Immediately Repair to whyoming to Make the Necessary provision for the Army Against their


49 Spelled "Owegy" in Bleeker's Order Book. An Indian town of nineteen houses near the. present village of Owego. Journals of the Military Expedition of Major General John Sullivan, p. 355 (footnote).
50 Document quoted, with additions, in The Order Book of Captain Leonard Bleeker, p. 122.
51 These missing pages cover the period from August 20, 1779 to October 1, 1779, that is, practically the whole of the Sullivan campaign. There is no evidence of writing on any of the stubs left in the book.
52 Fort Sullivan at Tioga Point. The Orderly Book begins at the time of Sullivan's arrival at the fort on site of present village of Athens at junction of two rivers. For description see Journals of the Military Expedition of Major General John Sullivan, p. 126.
53 Brigadier General Enoch Poor (New Hampshire). Heitman, Historical Register, p. 446.
54 Major Daniel Whiting, 6th Massachusetts Regiment. Ibid., p. 588.
55 Captain Elihu Marshall (2d New York Regiment), brigade major of Poor's Brigade, April 26 to August 1778. Ibid., p. 380.
56 Colonel John Steele, Commissary General. Journals of the Military Expedition of Major General John Sullivan, p. 315.


Arrival Mr Pratt will take Charge of the Stores at this post. Qr Mr Dow will Make a Return of all the Boats at this post as Soon as possible with an Estimate what Number of Men they will Carrey.

Returns of all the Stores in the Commissareys and Qr Mr Departments as also in that in the Commissareys and Military Stores to be Made Against 9 oClock Tomorrow Morning. also A Return of the Men in Each Brigd and Core in the whole Army at this post to be Made at the Same time, A Return of all the horses in the army as well private as publick property to be Made Against orderly time tomorrow. The Brigadears and officers Commanding Cores will see that their Returns from their Several Commands be Just and accurate Mr Kirk Patrick Asst Qr Mr will Repair to whyoming to Assist Qr M r Sheriff in Makeing the Necessary preparations for the Reception of the Army who will furnish him with A Copy of those orders.

Qr Mr Sheriff will Immediately furnish 100 Good waggons for Removing the Baggage of the Army from whyoming to Eastown, he will also Apply to Colo Butler(57) who will Furnish him with two thirds of the Men in the Garrison who are Best Able to Endure fatigue to Repair the Road from whyommg to Lawrence Tavern and put it in the Best order. he will also write to Capt Patterson to Send as Many Men as Can be Spared from his post to put the Road in the Best order Between Brinkers Mills and Laurence.

All artificers are to take their orders and Direction from Qr Mr Dow to whom Return of all the Stores in the Qr M r Department are to be Made by Mr Kirck Patrick Before he leaves the Ground.

all the Boats to be Collected and put in the Best Repair as Soon as possible.

A Board of the Genl officers are to Sit tomorrow Morning at 9 OClock at Genl Clintons(58) Marque to Settle The Reletive Rank of Capt Porter and the officers of Colo Proctors Regt.(59)

The Commissarey Not to Isue Any provisions to Any of the Artificers without an order from Qr Mr Dow.

The Troops to Draw A Gill of wiskey for this Day.

Lt whitlock(60) of the 1st Jersey Regt is Appointed Adjutant to the same and is ordered to be Respected accordinly.


57 Lieutenant Colonel Commandant William Butler, 4th Pennsylvania Regiment. Heitman, Historical Register, p. 138.
58 Brigadier General James Clinton, New York Brigade. Ibid., p. 161.
59 Colonel Thomas Proctor, Artillery Regiment. Ibid., p. 453.
60 Lieutenant Ephraim Whitlock, I st New Jersey Regiment. Ibid., p. 589.


Brigade orders 1st of october 79
Adjutant Nukerk(61)
in Future the Adjutant of The Day will Furnish Musick to March with the Guard to the Grand parade.

Head Quarters Fort Sulavan 2nd of October 1779

A Genl Court Martial of which Brid hand is Appointed presdt to Sit to Morrow Morning at 9 O'Clock at A Marque Near head Quarters For the Tryal of Lt Colo Regnier(64) and Such other officers as are under in Arrest by A Genl Court M. whereof Lt Colo weissenfels(65) was president Ensign and Qr M. McKindrey(66) of the 6th Masachusets Regt was Tryed with Neglect of Duty and Absenting himself from the Regt when Calld to Action on the 29th of August Last, The Court after hearing the Evidence are of opinion that Mr McKindrey is Not Guilty of the Charge Exhibited Against him and that it is Melicious and Groundless, and Do therefore Acquit him with honour.

The Commander in Chieff Approves of the Sentence and orders Mr McKindrey to Return to his Duty.

Colonels Courtlandt Spancer and Cilley and Lt Colo Butler with 2 Capt from Each of the Brigds are appointed Members to Sit to Morrow.


61 Charles Newkirk, adjutant and captain lieutenant, 2d New York Regiment: Heitman, Historical
Register
, p. 412.
62 Major Daniel Piatt, 1st New Jersey Regiment. Ibid., p. 440.
63 Major Nicholas Fish, 2d New York Regiment. He was born in New York August 28, 1758; studied law with John Morin Scott, who became brigadier general of New York militia, June 9, 1776; enlisted in the army under Scott as a volunteer; advanced through ranks of lieutenant and captain to brigade major under General Scott, August 9, 1776; major of 2d New York, November 21, 1776; adjutant general of New York, 1784-93; later was supervisor of the revenue; an alderman for ten years; chairman of the committee which had charge of building forts in New York harbor; died in New York June 20, 1833. His son, Hamilton Fish, was Governor of New York State, 1849-50. Appleton, Cyclopedia of American Biography, v. II, p. 463.
64 Lieutenant Colonel Pierre Regnier de Roussi, 2d New York Regiment. Heitman, Historical Register, p. 195.
65 Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Frederick Weisenfels, 4th New York Regiment. Ibid., p. 578.
66 Lieutenant William McKendry, 7th Massachusetts Regiment. Ibid., p. 372.


After orders 2nd of August 1779
The Troops to be Served with six Days Flour tomorrow and with 2 Days Beef tomorrow Evening Including with what they May have on hand which is to be Ready Cooked, to Morrow Night.

The Residue of the Commissary Stores to be Loaded tomorrow on board the Boats.

all the Qr M. Stores and Pub lick of Every kind to be Loaded tomorrow.

The Commander in Chieff Return his Most Sincere thanks to Colo Shreves and his Garrison and for their Industrey and attention and safety and for this Armey while Absent and the Verry Prudent Steps which Colo Shreves preservd, to Render the Situation of this army Comfortable on its Return.

The Garrison is Dismisd, and ordered to Vacawait the post tomorrow A. M..7 OClock and Join their Respective Coreps.

Colo Proctor will withdraw the artillery at the Same time the Troops annexed to genl hands Brigade at this post will Join their Respective Brigd, the Covering parteys will also Join their Regl. The two Flanking Divisions will be Incorporated into one and Flank the Army on its Return.

500 Men to parade tomorrow A. M. for fatigue The field officer of the Day will Call on the Adjl Genl for Instructions.

The army will be in Perfect Readyness tomorrow to March Early the Next A. M. all the Defecienceys of Cartriges to he Made all the arms of the soldiers to be in good order.

The Sick Lame and those without Shoes are to go in the Boats the Qr M. will Call for Additional Men to work the Boats if Necessary all the Artillory Core is to go to whyoming in Boats 50 Men from Each Brigd in two Divisions Each will go of Early in the A. M. to Drive in all the horses and Cattle that Can be found, The Brigd of the Day will point out the Rout, the army Marches in the following order (to it) Clintons and poors Brigd with the pack horses and Cattle, then Maxwell and hands and the RitHeman in the Rear of hands all Colo Proctors horses to be Delivered to the Conductor of horses. all the Baggage that Can be possible Spard on the March will be Sent by water for which purpos the Qr M. will furnish Boats.

Those Cores who have Not A suffeciency of horses to Carrey their Tents will Apply to the Qr M. Tomorrow P. M. for More. The Conductor of horses will Collect all the horses unfit to Carrey Burdens to Morrow and have them T yed up and fed to Morrow Night all the horses and Cattle of the army will be Confind and fed tomorrow Night. The army will March at 6 oClock.

by a Genl Court M. whereof Lt Colo weissenfels is presdt James Burns and James Bryant where T ryed Charged with Stealing Flour from the Publick Store the Court after hearing the Evidences are of Opinion The prisoners are Guilty of the Charge and Sentence them to Receive 100 Lashes Each.

Christian Beagel in Capt Schots(70) Core Chargd with Desertion and takeing with A Sorril Mare and Read Great Cout the property of Capt Ceuling was Tryed by the Same Court found Guilty and Sentenced 100 Lashes and put under Stopages untill he pays Capt Ceuling what the Mare and Coult where Judged to be worth at the time he took them away They Valur to be Ascertaind by Some officer who was with the Regt at the time the prisoner Deserted. The Genl Approves of the Sentence and orders the punishment Inflicted this Evening at Roll Call.


67 Figures in this column refer to New York regiments.
68 Major William Scott, 1st New Hampshire Regiment. Heitman, Historical Register, p. 486.
69 John Ross, brigade major, First Brigade of New Jersey Troops; major 2d New Jersey Regiment. Ibid., p. 474.
70 Major William Scott, 1st New Hampshire Regiment. Ibid., p. 486.


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