CD: Orderly Books of The Fourth New York Regiment, 1778-1780 and The Second New York Regiment, 1780-1783

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CD: Orderly Books of The Fourth New York Regiment, 1778-1780 and The Second New York Regiment, 1780-1783 - Almon W. Lauber, Ph.D.. As regimental adjutant Samuel Tallmadge was a staff officer whose duty it was to assist the commanding officer in the discharge of the details of his military duties, keep the Orderly Book up to date and give out the orders to the brigades and companies. At the close of the American Revolution, he retained not only the Orderly Books which he had kept but also those written by others. These books were carefully preserved and handed down through his family until his great grandson Charles Tallmadge Conover, realizing their historical value, presented them to the State of New York. An Orderly Book reflects the activities of the army and the daily life of the soldiers and officer, the morale of the various military units, the manners and customs and the plans for military operation. "As source material for an understanding of the War of Independence, the Orderly Books supplement the records of committees, conventions and legislative bodies and the letters, diaries and public papers of officials and private individuals. They are valuable, likewise, for local history, for genealogical research and for biographical study because they contain information not found elsewhere." A subject, place and everyname index allows easy access to information. (1932), 2006, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe Acrobat, v6, PC and Mac, 953 pp. 101-CD2845 ISBN: 0788428454