Lancaster County Flying Camp orderly book

Collection
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Material Type
Manuscripts
Date
1776 Inclusive date(s)
Extent
8.00
Extent Units
items
Creators
United States. Continental Army. Flying Camp ()
Davis, John ()
Administrative/Biographical History
The Flying Camps were battalions of volunteers from Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey that enetered into service in conjunction with the Contiental Army for six months from May-November 1776.
Scope and Content
An eight page manuscript fragment of the orderly book of the Lancaster County Flying Camp. The entries span September-October 1776 and record general military affairs, courts martial and the defense of Westchester County, New York and King's Bridge (Bronx, N.Y.). The last page contains a 'Roster of Captains and Lieutenants of the firs Regt. of the Flying Camp of Lancaster County, October 17, 1776' and is inscribed 'A Book of Orders and c. kept by John Davis, Adjutant.'
Subjects
Revolution, 1775-1783, Orderly books, Revolution, 1775-1783, Revolution, 1775-1783