Jedediah Huntington Orderly Book, Jan 1 - Apr 2 1776
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Brief Description:

The Jedediah Huntington Orderly Book collection (2358) is a book of orders from George Washington written by Jedediah Huntington. The orders in the book are from January 1st, 1776 to April 2nd of the same year. The orders vary throughout the book. In the beginning the orders appear more concerned with organization. There is an entry, for example, detailing the make-up of regiments and companies. Similarly, there is another entry which details punishments; for example, someone found to be deserting is ordered to receive thirty-nine lashings with a cat o’ nine tails. Other entries mention troops who are being court martial. There are many orders for troop movements. Because of the time the book was maintained it can be concluded that some of the orders are in reference to the spring of 1776 March to Boston. At the beginning of the book there is a letter from the donors which describes how they received the book as well as some biographical information on Huntington, especially information on him after the war as well as a picture of his house in New London.

Currently housed in 3A Box 18.

Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
Email: archivist [at]
Created by: Huntington, Jedediah (1743-1818)
Volume: 1.0 Items
Acquired: 07/02/1921.
Biographical Note for Huntington, Jedediah (1743-1818) : Brigadier General Jedediah Huntington was born August 4th, 1743 in Norwich Connecticut. He graduated from Harvard in 1763 and his Master’s in 1770 from Yale. After graduating from Harvard, Huntington became involved with the Norwich Militia eventually becoming a Captain by May of 1774. In spring of 1776, now a Colonel, he marched to Dorchester Heights. After the British left Boston he marched to New York. In 1777 Huntington became a Brigadier General. He stayed in Valley Forge in the winter of 1777.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Connecticut - History - Revolution, 1775-1783
Connecticut--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
Genres/Forms of Material
Orders (military records)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
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Acquisition Notes: George Richards, Dickinson Richards, and Anna W. Richards  Gift
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PreferredCitation: Jedediah Huntington Orderly Book (2358), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759