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British Orderly Books - Miscellaneous Units

Last Updated 2 August 2001
© 2000, 2001 John K. Robertson and Don Hagist

Unit Begin Date End Date Location Source/Options
Mounted Regiments
BH-16
16th (Queens Own) Regiment of Light Dragoons
Formed as the 16th Light Dragoons [1759]
Designated the 2nd Queens Light Draggons [1766]
Redsignated the 16th Light Dragoons [1769]
Arrived in New York [Sept 1776]
Philadephia Campaign [1777]
Returned to New York [1778]
Understrength, men transferred to 17th, Colors returned to England [Dec 1778]


         
         
         
BH-17
17th Regiment of Light Dragoons
Formed as the 18th Light Dragoons [1759]
Renumbered the 17th Regiment [1763]
Designated 3rd Light Dragoons [1766]
Redesignated 17th Light Dragoons [1769]
Arrived Boston [May 1775]
New York Campaign [1776]
Detachment Hudson River Expedition [1777]
Philadelphia Campaign [1777]
Returned to New [1778]
One troop served with the British Legion in the Southern Campaigns
Returnd to England [1783]


         
         
Other Books of Interest
B-RS-aa
Recruiting Service
Chatham Garrison
20 Mar 1780 5 Aug 1780 Chatham Barracks, Elizabeth transport, Portsmouth ‡Original: West Yorkshire Archives, SH:7/A/4
         
Recruiting in the British Isles
for the American Service
         
The following book applies to: the 17th Light Dragoons, 7th, 8th, 15th, 16th, 19th, 20th, 22nd, 23d, 27th, 28th, 38th, 31st, 34th, 35th, 37th, 38th, 40th, 43rd, 44th, 46th, 49th, 54th, 55th, 57th, 60th, 62d, 63d, 64th, and 76th Regiments of Foot
B-RS-aa.
Chatham Garrison
20 Mar 1780 5 Aug 1780 Chatham Barracks, Elizabeth transport, Portsmouth ‡Original: West Yorkshire Archives, SH:7/A/4
         
Artillery and Engineers
B-ART
Royal Regiment of Artillery
         
B-ART-uu.
Royal Regiment of Artillery
8 May 1776 29 Jun 1777 Canada, Saratoga †Original: Morristown, LWS Collection, MORR 12046.
B-ART-vv.
Extracts from the Brigade Orders of Major General Phillips
3 Jun 1776 14 Sep 1777 Canada ‡Original: Royal Artillery Institution.
B-ART-ww.
Brigade Orders of Brigadier General James Pattison
28 Sept 1777 21 Feb 1778 New York, Philadelphia ‡Original: Royal Artillery Institution, extracts also available on the web.
B-ART-xx.
Royal Regiment of Artillery
11 Jul 1779 21 Feb 1780 Penobscot Expedition and siege †Original: Massachusetts Historical Society, F.L. Gay, Mss., also published 7 and on the web.
B-ART-yy.
Royal Regiment of Artillery
16 May 1780 3 Mar 1781 Charlestown, SC †Original: Clements Library, Wray papers.
         
B-ENG
Royal Engineers
         
B-ENG-uu.
Chief Engineer's Orders
14 Aug 1776 20 Sept 1776 Long Island †Original: Huntington Library, HM 615.
         
Non-Army Components
B-1MRN
1st Battalion, Marines
         
B-1MRN-uu.
1st Battalion, Marines
----- ----- Standing Orders ‡Original: Connecticut Historical Society, also microfilm: Reel 6, frames 355-368.
B-1MRN-vv.
1st Battalion, Marines
25 Mar 1775 26 Jan 1776 Charles Town, Boston †Original: Massachusetts Historical Society, also microfilm: Reel 6, No. 6, also published 4.
B-1MRN-ww.
1st Battalion, Marines
3 Jul 1775 30 Aug 1775 Charles Town †Original: Massachusetts Historical Society, also microfilm: Reel 6, No. 5A.
B-1MRN-xx.
1st Battalion, Marines
27 Jan 1776 31 Mar 1777 Boston, Halifax ‡Original: Connecticut Historical Society, also microfilm: Reel 6, frames 369-524.
B-1MRN-yy.
1st Battalion, Marines
27 May 1776 9 Aug 1776 Halifax †Original: Massachusetts Historical Society, also microfilm: Reel 6, No. 5B.
B-1MRN-aa.
1st Battalion, Marines
13 Apr 1777 19 May 1777 Halifax †Original: NY Public Library.
         
B-2MRN
2d Battalion, Marines
         
B-2MRN-zz.
2nd Battalion, Marines
? ? Boston †Original: NY Public Library.
         
B-NAVY
Ships engaged in Amphibious operations
or
in support of land battles
         
B-NAVY-uu.
Rainbow, Sir George Collier
20 May 1776 27 Nov 1779 Machias, Penobscot, Fairfield, Norwalk †Original: ? Info: Forbes' New England Diaries.
B-NAVY-vv.
Isis, William Cornwallis
12 Jan 1777 20 May 1778 New York, Chesapeake Bay †Original: NYHS, William Cornwallis Papers.
         


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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