Charles Cornwallis orderly book  1780-1781
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Additional Descriptive Data

Regiments and People Mentioned

  • Bose, Regiment of
  • Brown, Lieutenant (of the Pioneers)
  • Clinton, Henry
  • Dundass, Lieutenant Colonel
  • Hamilton, Lieutenant Colonel
  • Leslie, Major General [Alexander]
  • McLeod, Lieutenant
  • Munroe, James
  • North Carolina Volunteers
  • Queen's Rangers
  • Rice, Rigdon
  • Tarleton, Lieutenant Colonel [Banastre]
  • Webster, Lieutenant Colonel [James]
  • Battle of Guilford Court House
  • Broderick, Captain [Henry]
  • Dubury, Major
  • Haldane, Lieutenant
  • Howard, Brigadier General
  • Leslie, Major General [Alexander]
  • O'Hara, Brigadier General [Charles]
  • Ross, Major
  • Shelly, Captain
  • Tarleton, Lieutenant Colonel [Banastre]
  • Webster, Lieutenant Colonel [James]

Related Materials

A similar British orderly book appeared in four separate issues of the North Carolina Historical Review, vol. 9: January 1932 (p. 57-78); April 1932 (p. 163-186); July 1932 (p. 273-298); and October 1932 (p. 366-392), edited by Albert Ray Newsome. The published version covers August 28, 1780, through March 20, 1781. The two orderly books originated from the same general orders.

The following collections comprise some collections at the Clements Library that pertain to the southern campaign:

Bibliography

Bernhard, Winfred E. A. "Cornwallis, Charles,". American National Biography Online. Oxford University Press, 2000.

Partial Subject Index
African Americans.
  • 7-8, 72, 74-75, 106, 112, 120, 124-126
Arnold, Benedict.
  • 133
Camden, Battle of.
  • 70
Commendation.
  • 21-25, 70, 102-103, 127, 133, 166-167
Courts Martial.
  • 49, 160-163
Disorderly Behavior of Soldiers.
  • 5-6, 28-29, 32-33, 49, 69, 72, 75-78, 81, 100-101, 105-106, 109-110, 112, 113, 160, 163
Flags of Truce.
  • 106
Guilford Court House, Battle of.
  • 21-23, 102-103
Horses and Cavalry.
  • 7-8, 32-33, 41-42, 74-75, 105-106, 109, 121, 124-126, 166-167
Hospitals, Surgeons, and Wounded.
  • 25-27, 43, 56, 86-89
Northern Army Personnel.
  • 128-129, 131-136
Outposts, Passes, and Leaving Camp.
  • 9-10, 14, 81, 114, 116
Parade.
  • 58-59
Pay, Rations, and Supplies.
  • 40-41, 58, 86, 119, 129-130
Plundering and Stealing.
  • 5-6, 28-29, 32-33, 69, 75-78, 100-101, 105-106, 109-110, 112
Prisoners of War.
  • 9-10, 28
Promotions.
  • 51-53, 61, 81-85, 89-99, 101, 128, 136-154
Quartermasters.
  • 118
Recruits.
  • 47
Refugees.
  • 2, 40, 75-78
Resignations.
  • 61, 86-87
Restructuring.
  • 155-159