George Washington Papers

Orderly Book, 8 November 1758

Orderly Book

[8 November 1758]

Loyal Hannon Wednesday Novr 8th 1758

Parole Amboy

Field Officer for to morrow Lt Colo. Dagworthy.

Adjt for to morrow Royall Americans.

A Detachmt of 1 Capt. 2 Subs. 3 Serjts & 100 Pvt⟨s⟩ to be in readiness to March this Afternoon & to be provided with 5 Days Provisions Exclusive of this Day. the Surgeons of the Regimts to take the opertunity of a Conveiance to morrow to send down their Sick to Rays Town, they will app⟨ly⟩ to Mr Morton1 to know when the Conveiance will be ready, the sick to be provided with 4 days provisions.2

1Mr. Morton may be Edward Morton, wagon master.

2The morning return made for the 1st Virginia Regiment at Loyalhanna on 8 Nov. 1758 is in DLC:GW. Returned for the ten companies of the regiment were: 1 colonel, 1 lieutenant colonel, 5 captains, 14 lieutenants, 7 ensigns, 1 chaplain, 1 adjutant, 1 quartermaster, 1 surgeon, 1 mate, 36 sergeants, 4 fifers, 16 drummers, and 763 rank and file. Of the 763 soldiers, 343 were fit for duty and present, 61 were sick and present and 41 were sick at Raystown, 28 soldiers were on duty at Fort Loudoun in Winchester, 12 were at Pearsal’s fort, 26 were on command with Henry Woodward, 17 with Lt. James Roy, 2 with Sgt. Charles Scott, 46 were artificers, 30 were in the main guard, 72 were on 48–hour guard, 19 were on quarter guard, 25 were on picket duty, 39 were on fatigue duty, and 2 were prisoners. The return of the next day had a note added to it to explain why the total was one less on 9 Nov. than on 8 Nov.: “Benjn Smith of Colo. Washingtons Company Dead” (DLC:GW).

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