Inventory of the Infantry Order Book 1813-1815 Infantry Order Book Mss. Acc. 2008.146

Inventory of the Infantry Order Book 1813-1815

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Accession Number Mss. Acc. 2008.146


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01/Mss. Acc. 2008.146
Infantry Order Book 1813-1815
Charlton, James (Captain) arrangement
Language of Materials
The papers are in: English
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Collection is open to all researchers.

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Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Preferred Citation

Infantry Order Book, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary

Acquisition Information

The materials were acquired by Special Collections Research Center on 00/00/2008.

Biographical Note

James Charlton was a Captain in the 12th United States Infantry during the War of 1812. Infantry organized in Virginia. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki

Scope and Contents

Dealer Description:

Orderly Book from Captain James Charlton's Company, 12th United States Infantry, during the War of 1812. Records muster rolls, returns, morning reports in one section and regimental, brigade and divisional general orders in another section.

Capt. Charlton's company was recruited primarily from the back county of Virginia (43 soldiers), Pennsylvania (6), Maryland (4), and North Carolina (11). Against the name of each soldier is recorded his home county, date and term of enlistment, enlisting officer, occupation, age, height, hair and eye color, complexion and build. Individual entries made for each soldier record types of equipment, including clothes, arms, and "accoutrements," that were issued, with dates of issuance. Four pages record abstracts of morning report roll calls during a November-December, 1813 encampment at Sackets Harbor.

The general orders include records of promotions, leave, transfers and other daily activities in the unit, along with extensive records of courts martial and instructions for conduct in various situations, all as issued through various adjutant general staff through the command structure.

Arrangement of Materials

Two sections are organized so each can be read from one cover to the middle of the volume.

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