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Orderly book of the New York Regiment of Horse Artillery
- .75 linear feet (1 folder)
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The two orderly books in this collection, probably belonging to Edward Frederick Arcularius, contain the orders of the First Regiment New York Horse Militia, 1815 - 1826. Also includes copied correspondence between officers, including Captain Cornelius Button, Captain Robert Cary, Colonel Henry A. Arcularius, Brigadier Major Henry Brevoort, Brigadier General James Benedict, Brigadier General Jacob Odell, and New York State GovernorDewitt Clinton. Includes details of drills, parades, meetings, and courts martial.
The development of state militias stemmed from the passageof the first and second Militia Acts of 1792, drafted by George Washington and his Secretary of War, Henry Knox. New York boasted the largest state military force in the nation. Under the General Orders of 15 March 1826, the 1stBrigade of Horse Artillery and the 6th Brigade of Artillery were organized as the First Division of New YorkState Artillery. As the country was not at war during the era these documents were maintained, the activities of theFirst Regiment of Horse Artillery were largely ceremonial.
Controlled Access Terms
- New York (State). Militia -- Registers.
- Military records.
- Orderly books.
Additional Creator Names
- Arcularius, Edward Frederick, 1803-1867.
- Arcularius, Henry, b. 1781.
- New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Collection.
- Gift of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society,2008.