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Orderly books of the Virginia Militia, War of 1812, 1813-1814.

Author: Elisha Boyd; James Faulkner; Virginia. Militia.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Orderly books of six regiments of militia employed in the defense of Norfolk, Va. against raids by Sir George Cockburn.

The first volume, kept partially by Col. James Faulkner records the march of an artillery corps from Winchester to Norfolk, organization of the artillery under Colonel Read, and all the orders issued to June 17, 1813, when Faulkner was ordered to Craney Island.

The second volume, kept by Lt. Col. Elisha Boyd of the 4th Regiment of Virginia Militia, 1814 May 3 to August 1, concerns the strengthening of defenses and maintaining watch for the enemy. On July 22 he notes an attack was repulsed and the dead buried. He also records courts-marital, punishments and orders.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Military records
Orderly books
History
Military history
Named Person: George Cockburn, Sir; George Cockburn, Sir
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Elisha Boyd; James Faulkner; Virginia. Militia.
OCLC Number: 48799997
Notes: Forms part of the Tracy W. McGregor Library.
Description: 2 volumes
Other Titles: War of 1812 orderly books

Abstract:

Orderly books of six regiments of militia employed in the defense of Norfolk, Va. against raids by Sir George Cockburn.

The first volume, kept partially by Col. James Faulkner records the march of an artillery corps from Winchester to Norfolk, organization of the artillery under Colonel Read, and all the orders issued to June 17, 1813, when Faulkner was ordered to Craney Island.

The second volume, kept by Lt. Col. Elisha Boyd of the 4th Regiment of Virginia Militia, 1814 May 3 to August 1, concerns the strengthening of defenses and maintaining watch for the enemy. On July 22 he notes an attack was repulsed and the dead buried. He also records courts-marital, punishments and orders.

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