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Headquarters of the Commander in Chief

Gen. Thomas Gage       Gen. Sir William Howe       Gen. Sir Henry Clinton       Gen. Sir Guy Carleton


Separate Commands

Canada       LTG Burgoyne's Expedition       Lord Cornwallis' Campaign       Garrisons


Brigades

General James Agnew       General Samuel Cleaveland

General Sir William Erskine       General Simon Fraser       General James Grant

General James Hamilton       General Valentine Jones

General Alexander Leslie       General Francis McLean       General James Marsh

General Edward Matthew       General Hugh, Earl Percy

General Robert Pigot       General Henry W. Powell       General Richard Prescott

General James Robertson       General Francis Smith

General John Vaughan      


British Orderly Books - Headquarters and Brigades

Last Updated 16 August 2001
© 2000, 2001 John K. Robertson and Don Hagist

Unit Begin Date End Date Location Source/Options
BHQ
Headquarters of the Commander in Chief
         
BHQ-TG
General Gage's Headquarters
         
BHQ-TG-01.
General Gage's Standing Orders
5 Jan 1764 18 May 1775 New York, Boston ‡Original: Sir Henry Clinton Papers, Clements, also microfilm: Sir Henry Clinton Papers, reel 56.
BHQ-TG-02.
Gen. Thomas Gage's Headquarters
10 Jun 1770 10 Jan 1776 New York, Boston ‡Original: Public Record Office WO 36/1, General Orders, America, also microfilm.
BHQ-TG-03.
Gen. Thomas Gage's Headquarters
and
Gen. Frederick Haldimand, in Gage's absence.
29 Oct 1771 10 Jul 1774 New York, Boston †Original: NYHS.
BHQ-TG-04.
Gen. Thomas Gage's Headquarters
10 Jul 1774 9 Dec 1774 Boston ‡Original: NYHS, also microfilm: #10 & 11 (type); reel 1.
BHQ-TG-05.
Gen. Thomas Gage's
and
Sir William Howe's Headquarters
17 Jun 1775 23 Nov 1775 Boston ‡Original: Public Record Office, WO 28 (Carleton Papers) item 10437, also microfilm
         
BHQ-WH
General Howe's Headquarters
         
BHQ-WH-01.
Sir William Howe's Headquarters
17 Jun 1775 26 May 1776 Charles Town, Boston, Halifax †Original: Library of the Royal Institution, also published 6.
BHQ-WH-02.
Sir William Howe's Headquarters
12 Jul 1775 21 Sept 1775 Boston ‡Original: NYHS, also microfilm: #21; reel 2.
BHQ-WH-03.
Sir Willam Howe's Headquarters
15 Nov 1775 11 Mar 1776 Boston †Original: Gilder Lehrman Collection GLC06668, vol 1; also published 3.
BHQ-WH-04.
Sir Wiiliam Howe's Headquarters
1 Jan 1776 4 Sept 1777 Boston, Halifax,
New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania
†Original: Gilder Lehrman Collection GLC05983.
BHQ-WH-05.
Sir Wiiliam Howe's Headquarters
12 Mar 1776 29 Jun 1776 Boston, Halifax †Original: Gilder Lehrman Collection GLC06668, vol 2; also published 3.
BHQ-WH-06.
Sir William Howe's Headquarters
30 Jun 1776 5 Oct 1776 New York ‡Original: Morristown, also microfilm: reel 24.
BHQ-WH-07.
Sir William Howe's Headquarters
26 Sept 1776 2 Jun 1777 New York,
New Jersey
‡Original: NYHS, also microfilm: #40; reel 4.
BHQ-WH-08.
Sir William Howe's Headquarters
6 Oct 1776 20 Jan 1777 New York,
White Plains,
New Jersey
†Original: Gilder Lehrman Collection GLC06668, vol 3; also published 3.
BHQ-WH-09.
Sir William Howe's Headquarters
20 Jun 1777 19 Nov 1777 New York, Maryland, Philadelphia †Original: Gilder Lehrman Collection GLC06668, vol 4; also published 3.
BHQ-WH-10.
Sir William Howe's
and
Sir Henry Clinton's Headquarters
23 Feb 1778 5 Jul 1778 Philadelphia,
New Jersey,
New York
†Original: Gilder Lehrman Collection GLC06668, vol 5; also published 3.
BHQ-WH-11.
Sir William Howe's
and
Sir Henry Clinton's Headquarters
13 Apr 1778 20 Jun 1778 Philadelphia,
march to New York
†Original: American Antiquarian Society, #13.
BHQ-HC
General Clinton's Headquarters
See also BHQ-WH-10 and BHQ-WH-11
BHQ-HC-01.
Sir Henry Clinton's Headquarters
24 May 1778 5 Jul 1778 New York †Original: ? , also published 3.
BHQ-HC-02.
Sir Henry Clinton's Headquarters
24 May 1778 2 July 1779 Philadelphia,
New York
‡Original: Sir Henry Clinton Papers, Clements, also microfilm: Sir Henry Clinton Papers, reel 56.
BHQ-HC-03.
Sir Henry Clinton's Headquarters
21 Jun 1778 12 Oct 1778 Philadelphia, Monmouth,
New York
†Original: American Antiquarian Society,#14.
BHQ-HC-04.
Sir Henry Clinton's Headquarters
11 Sept 1778 24 Oct 1778 New York †Original: NYHS, also microfilm: #69; reel 6.
BHQ-HC-05.
Sir Henry Clinton's Headquarters
7 Nov 1778 5 Aug 1779 New York †Original: Massachusetts Historical Society, also microfilm: Reel 6, No. 4.
BHQ-HC-06.
Sir Henry Clinton's Headquarter's
3 Jul 1779 22 Jul 1780 New York,
Environs of Charlestown, SC
‡Original: Sir Henry Clinton Papers, Clements, also microfilm: Sir Henry Clinton Papers, reel 56.
BHQ-HC-07.
Sir Henry Clinton's Headquarters
23 Jul 1780 8 Nov 1781 New York ‡Original: Sir Henry Clinton Papers, Clements, also microfilm: Sir Henry Clinton Papers, reel 56.
BHQ-HC-08.
Sir Henry Clinton's Headquarters
25 Apr 1781 2 Aug 1781 Staten Island,
New York
†Original: NYHS, also microfilm: #137; reel 14.
BHQ-HC-09.
Sir Henry Clinton's Headquarters
1 Aug 1781 20 Feb 1782 Staten Island,
New York
†Original: NYHS, also microfilm: #146; reel 14.
BHQ-HC-10.
Sir Henry Clinton's Headquarters
9 Nov 1781 9 May 1782 New York ‡Original: Sir Henry Clinton Papers, Clements, also microfilm: Sir Henry Clinton Papers, reel 56.
BHQ-GC
General Carleton's Headquarters
         
BHQ-GC-01.
Sir Guy Carleton's Headquarters
8 May 1782 23 Nov 1783 New York, Leffert's House ‡Original: Public Record Office, WO 28/9 p. 285-483, also microfilm
BHQ-GC-02.
Sir Guy Carleton's Headquarters
1782 1783 ? †Original: Clements Library, Mackenzie, Vol F.
         
BSC
Separate Commands
         
BSC-CAN
Canada
         
BSC-CAN-aa.
General Guy Carleton's
and
General Frederick Haldimand's Headquarters
8 May 1776 28 Jul 1783 Chambly, Quebec ‡Original: British Library, ADD. MSS. 21,743; also microfilm, MICRO 53,802
BSC-CAN-bb.
Generals Carleton's and Burgoyne's Headquarters
3 Jun 1776 7 Feb 1778 Canada,
northern New York
†Original: Privately owned (1874), also published 2.
BSC-CAN-cc.
General Haldimand's Headquarters
29 Jul 1783 4 Nov 1784 Canada ‡Original: British Library ADD. MSS. 21,744; also microfilm, MICRO 53,802
         
BSC-JB
LTG Burgoyne's Expedition
         
BSC-JB-aa.
Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne's Headquarters
9 Jun 1777 17 Oct 1777 Canada,
northern New York
‡Original: New York State Library (AFM 248)
BSC-JB-bb.
Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne's Headquarters
20 Jun 1777 16 Oct 1777 Canada,
northern New York
†Original: Washington's Headquarters, Newburgh, also published 1.
         
BSC-LC
General Lord Cornwallis' Campaign
         
BSC-LC-aa.
Lord Cornwallis' Headquarters
8 Feb 1781 13 Jul 1781 Virginia? †Original: Clements, #4.
         
BSC-GAR
Garrisons
         
BSC-GAR-aa.
General Orders,
New York
20 Apr 1770 12 Mar 1772 New York ‡Original: British Library, ADD. MSS. 21,683; also microfilm, MICRO 53,777
BSC-GAR-bb.
Halifax Garrison
28 Dec 1777 10 Oct 1778 Halifax †Original: Houghton Library, Harvard University, b.MS AM1220.21
BSC-GAR-cc.
Garrison of New York
Maj. Gen. Daniel Jones'
2 May 1778 2 Jun 1778 New York †Original: Gilder Lehrman Collection, also published 3.
BSC-GAR-dd.
Halifax Garrison
20 Apr 1783 26 Sept 1783 Halifax †Original: American Antiquarian Society, #29.
         
BSC-M
Miscellaneous Headquarters
         
BSC-M-aa.
Division Headquarters
13 Oct 1775 25 Dec 1775 Charles Town Heights †Original: NYHS, also microfilm: #24; reel 2.
BSC-M-bb.
Lord Cornwallis' Orders
11 Sept 1777 11 Sept 1777 approach to Brandywine †Original: LOC, #952.
         
BB
Brigades
         
BB-JA
General James Agnew
  Brigade From To Composed of:  
  2d Jul. 1776 5th, 28th, 35th, 49th  
  4th 8 May 1777 33d, 37th, 46th, 64th  
         
         
         
BB-SC
General Samuel Cleaveland
  Brigade From To Composed of:  
  Artillery Aug. 1776 1st Bn., 2d Bn., 3d Bn.  
         
         
         
BB-WE
General Sir William Erskine
  Brigade From To Composed of:  
  7th Jul. 1776 17th Light Dragoons, 71st  
  5th 8 May 1777 71st  
         
         
         
BB-SF
General Simon Fraser
  Brigade From To Composed of:  
  Adv. Corps July 1777 Gren. Bn., LI Bn., 24th,
Marksmen, Indians,
Canadians
 
         
BB-SF-aa.
Brig. Fraser's Advanced Corps
7 Aug 1776 9 Jun 1779 Chamblee, Quebec, Ticonderoga, Saratoga, Winter Hill, Warley Camp (England) ‡Original: New York State Library. Officer's Memorandum Book (catalogued as "the Burgoyne Orderly Book)"
         
BB-JG
General James Grant
  Brigade From To Composed of:  
  5th 16 July 1775 22d, 43d, 52d  
  4th Jul. 1776 17th, 40th, 46th, 55th  
  2d 8 May 1777 5th, 10th, 27th, 40th, 55th  
         
         
         
BB-CG
General Charles Grey
  Brigade From To Composed of:  
  3d 8 May 1777 15th, 17th, 42d, 44th  
         
         
         
BB-JH
General James Hamilton
  Brigade From To Composed of:  
  Burgoyne's
1st
May 1777 20th, 21st, 62d  
         
         
         
BB-VJ
General Valentine Jones
  Brigade From To Composed of:  
  3rd November 1774 16 July 1775 10th, 43d, 59th  
  4th 16 July 1775 18th, 40th, 49th, 2d Marines, 65th  
  3d Jul. 1776 10th/37th, 38th, 52d  
         
         
         
BB-AL
General Alexander Leslie
  Brigade From To Composed of:  
  Light Infantry Jul. 1776 1st LI Bn., 2d LI Bn., 3d LI Bn., 4th LI Bn.  
  5th 8 May 1777 71st (3 Bns.)  
         
         
         
BB-FM
General Francis McLean
  Brigade From To Composed of:  
  ? 1779 74th, 82d  
         
BB-FM-aa.
Brig. McLean's Brigade
11 Jul 1779 21 Feb 1780 Maine †Original: Massachusetts Historical Society, also microfilm: Reel 6, No. 2.
         
BB-JM
General James Marsh
  Brigade From To Composed of:  
  ? 1782 22d, 57th  
         
BF-JM-aa.
Brigadier Marsh's Brigade
4 May 1782 20 Oct 1782 Staten Island ‡Original: Newberry Library, "Craven Orderly Book", Case MS F 8326.2
         
BB-EM
General Edward Matthew
  Brigade From To Composed of:  
  Brigade of Guards Jul. 1776 1st Bn. Guards, 2d Bn. Guards  
         
         
         
BB-EP
General Hugh, Earl Percy
  Brigade From To Composed of:  
  June 1774 November 1774 4th, 5th, 38th, 43d  
  1st November 1774 16 July 1775 4th, 23d, 47th  
  1st 16 July 1775 4th, 23d, 44th, 59th  
         
         
         
BB-RP
General Robert Pigot
  Brigade From To Composed of:  
  2d November 1774 16 July 1775 5th, 38th, 52d  
  3d 16 July 1775 10th, 38th, 47th, 1st Marines  
  1st Jul. 1776 4th, 15th, 27th, 45th  
         
         
         
BB-HP
General Henry W. Powell
  Brigade From To Composed of:  
  Burgoyne's
2d
May 1777 9th, 47th, 53d  
         
         
         
BB-DP
General Richard Prescott
  Brigade From To Composed of:  
  R.I. Garrison 1777 22d, 43d, 54th  
         
         
         
BB-JR
General James Robertson
  Brigade From To Composed of:  
  2d 16 July 1775 5th, 35th, 45th, 63d  
  6th Jul. 1776 23d, 44th, 57th, 64th  
         
         
         
BB-FS
General Francis Smith
  Brigade From To Composed of:  
  5th Jul. 1776 22d, 43d, 54th, 63d  
BB-FS-aa.
Brig. Smith's Brigade
28 Nov 1776 6 Jan 1778 Rhode Island ‡Original: Public Record Office WO 63/2, also microfilm and published 13.
         
BB-JV
General John Vaughan
  Brigade From To Composed of:  
  Grenadier Jul. 1776 1st Bn., 2d Bn., 3d Bn., 4th Bn.  
  1st 8 May 1777 4th, 23d, 28th, 49th  
         
         
         


Index of Units Serving in Canada or the United States
 
16th Dragoons       17th Dragoons

      Brigade of Guards

      1st Battalion of Grenadiers       2d Battalion of Grenadiers

      3d Battalion of Grenadiers       4th Battalion of Grenadiers

      1st Battalion of Light Infantry       2d Battalion of Light Infantry       3d Battalion of Light Infantry

      Miscellaneous Composite Regiments

      3d Foot       4th Foot       5th Foot       6th Foot       7th Foot       8th Foot

      9th Foot       10th Foot       14th Foot       15th Foot       16th Foot       17th Foot

      18th Foot       19th Foot       20th Foot       21st Foot       22d Foot       23d Foot

      24th Foot       26th Foot       27th Foot       28th Foot       29th Foot       30th Foot

      31st Foot       33d Foot       34th Foot       35th Foot       37th Foot       38th Foot

      40th Foot       42d Foot       43d Foot       44th Foot       45th Foot       46th Foot

      47th Foot       49th Foot       52d Foot       53d Foot       54th Foot

      55th Foot       57th Foot       59th Foot       60th Foot       62d Foot       63d Foot

      64th Foot       65th Foot       71st Foot       74th Foot       76th Foot

      80th Foot       82d Foot       83d Foot       84th Foot       105th Foot

      Unidentified

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