16th Regiment Orderly Book, 1828-1844
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Brief Description:

16th Regiment Orderly Book (2011-88-0) is a collection of orders for the 16th Regiment of the Connecticut State Infantry. In the front of the book are three loose items. One item is a Regimental Order from Col.  Joseph Birge Jr. and William E. Dickinson (Birge‚Äôs Adjutant) to Ezra H. Churchill. Folded with this order is a slip of the enrolled men of the regiment from October 10th, 1843, but this form does not seem to be filled out complete; the number of men is not actually noted. Then there is a second Regimental Order from Dickinson. The actual Orderly Book mainly contains orders for the regiment to assemble for mainly inspection, exercises, and drills. There are also some charts either for organizing the number of men or there supplies. For example, there are a few charts which list the names of everyone in the regiment on one axis and one the other lists supplies such as swords, muskets, bayonet, cartridges, fife, etc and then it is noted how many of each item each person had and then the numbers are totaled at the bottom of the page.

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] litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
Record Series Number: 00/2011-88-0
Volume: 1.0 Items
Acquired: 06/13/2011.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Genres/Forms of Material
Orders (military records)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Copyright has been transferred to the Litchfield Historical Society for materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Acquisition Notes: Donor Unkown  Found in collection.
PreferredCitation: 16th Regiment Orderly Book (2011-88-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759