Sir William Warre composed this 70-page volume while serving with the British Army's 52nd Regiment of Foot in the early 19th century. The first section is comprised of 30 pages of military orders related to Warre's service with the 52nd Regiment of Foot while the regiment was stationed at the Hythe Barracks in southeast England (December 2, 1803-August 31, 1804). These copied orders specify regulations for maintaining the discipline of the British Army, particularly concerning the regiment's daily routine while stationed in winter quarters, which included inspections, parades, and drilling. He mentioned many of the regiment's officers by name, sometimes adding descriptions of their roles and duties. Copied material consists primarily of specific orders and regulations, such as an "Explanation of Bugle sounds for the use of the 52nd Light Infantry" (March 5, 1804).
Two separate sections begin from the opposite cover, including 7 pages of "Elements of Plain Trigonometry" (1803), mainly listing definitions of trigonometric terms and equivalencies, occasionally accompanied by ink illustrations. The final 33 pages contain an "Account of the Battle of Rossbach Gained By the King of Prussia over the Allied Army under The Prince of Soubise and the Prince of Sachsen Hildburghausen The 5th of Nov. 1757," translated from a text by Georg Friedrich von Tempelhoff. The account covers the armies' movements prior to and during the battle, focusing heavily on tactical discussions.