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Order Book for Hugh Waddell's regiment in the military campaign against the Regulators
Waddell, Hugh, 1734?-1773
May 05, 1771 - June 11, 1771
Volume 08, Pages 601-607

[From MS. Records in the Office of Secretary of State.]
GENERAL WADDELL'S ORDER BOOK.


Camp't at Yadkin River on 5th May 1771.
Parole—Duplin. Countersign—Derry.

The line of march to be formed as from Salisbury—Beginning with the detachment from Anson, and the detachment from Tryon will march in the Rear of the Artillery, Companys Waggons at the distance of thirty yards, no Person to fire either in camp or upon the march without leave from the Field Officer of the Day.

Field Officer of the Day—Colo: Spencer.

The Field Officer of the Day to see that the guards on the Flanks &c. are properly Posted, and to go the Rounds and Guard Rounds, the Captain of the Main Guard to go his Rounds, the companies of each detachment to be complete to 24 Rounds of Gun Powder and Bullets, Lead or Swan Shot at the discretion of the Captain of each company.

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At the Discretion of the Captn Each Company Campt on Pott's Creek

6th Day of May 1771.
Parole—Edinburgh. Countersign—Glasgow.
Field Officer for the Day—Colo: Harris.

The commanding officer of each detachment to examine the Arms daily when the men are Paraded. In case of an Alarm they are ordered to draw up on the square on which they are in camped and maintain their Posts with Resolution and Bravery, it is hoped that the cause in which we are embark'd will animate every [one] of us to do what our King and Country now expects from us, at so important a crisis.

The Rounds and Centries as yesterday.


Campt on Potts Creek 7th May 1771.
Parole—George. Countersign—Charlotte.
Field Officer of the Day—Colo: Neill.

Upon Alarm each of the lines will turn out a Plattoon of 20 men, commanded by a Captain, who are to be in Readiness for Further Orders.


May the 8th 1771.
Parole—Newbern. Countersign—Brunswick.

A plattoon of a Captain, Lieutenant 2 Sergeants 1 Corporal, 1 Drummer, and 20 private men to be immediately formed out of the lines, and ready for service in case of an attack. No noise to be made in the Encampment that orders may not be unnoticed.

Field Officer for the Day, Colo: Lindsay.

The Day we was Turned Back.
Parole—St. James. Countersign—Panela.
Field Officer for the Day—Colo: Schaw.

The lines &c. in case of an attack to form as yesterday. The Artillery to be in the greatest readiness. They are to go through the firings to day. The different detachments to be under arms at troops beating, and after turning out the guards to be instructed in the manual exercise.


May 12th 1771.
Field Officer for the Day—Colo: Lindsay.
Parole—Rowan. Countersign—

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May 13th 1771.
Field Officer for the Day—Colo: Harris.
Parole—Bristol. Countersign ——


Campt: 14th May 1771.
Parole—Edenton. Countersign ——
Field Officer for the Day—Colo: Neill.

No officer to give leave to any soldier without the approbation of the Aid de Campt. Each line of the breastwork are to appoint a quarter guard to consist of an officer and 12 men from whence the centries are to be placed and regularly relieved, the guards be relieved at 8 o'clock in the morning during our stay in this encampment, as there has been a great deal of Ammunition expended by the Troops. firing at marks, the officer commanding each company to be answerable for the conduct of their men in this particular, as it is absolutely contrary to Order.


Encampment 15th May 1771.
Parole—Brunswick. Countersign —— .

No person to bring a horse within the breast work, A return to be made to Mr Wilson commissary of the stores to morrow at 8 o'clock of the gun powder, lead and other military stores. The commissary of provisions to make the aid de camp, a return of the flour, oxen, sheep and stores of provisions to morrow at 12 o'clock, a return to be made.

Rounds and Rounds who finds a centry sleeping on his post are to order the Quarter Guard to which he belongs to deliver him and have him confined, that he may be tryed by a court martial, the officers of each quarter guard to report to the Field Officer of the day the number sentries by day and number by night, with the prisoner confined in their respective guards and—during their guards and the Field Officer is to make a general report from the whole to the commanding officer as the Bullock Guard have been heretofore found by the Mecklenburg detachment, the Rowan detachment, are to find two centries upon their line to be regularly relieved from the quarter guard of the Rowan detachment, The clarkes of the different corps to wait upon Mr McDuffie, who will show them the form of a report of guard.

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Encampment, 16th May 1771.
Field Officer of the Day, Colo. Harris.
Parole—Philadelphia. Countersign ——

The Rounds, Guards &c. as usual.


Encampment, 17th May 1771.
Field Officer for the Day, Colo. Schaw.
Parole—Hampton. Countersign —— .

The centinels to be placed on the out side of the breast work to be regularly reviewd every two hours from the gates guards in the inner side the grounds.

[That any] officer or soldier should absent himself from the Incampment without leave from the aid de camp get the lines upon a turn out place [?] only show how little Regard has been paid to their orders. The Capt. of each company will tomorrow at 8 o'clock return the aid de camp a role of his company and if any man is absent when calld upon without leave from the aid de camp he shall forfeit his days pay and be liable to be tryd for Disobedience to Orders.

The Revd Mr Terry will give a Discourse at 5 o'clock this Evening when the Troops are Desired to attend under arms, in case of an Alarm the Bullock Guard are to immediately drive the cattle within the encampment.


18th May 1771.
Parole—Lewisburg.
Field Officer of the Day—Colo: Spencer.


19th May 1771.
Parole—Quebec.
Field Officer of the Day—Colo: Lindsay.

Tho' it has been given in Order that

To the General by the commanding officer of each detachment, of the officers and effective men of their respective detachments,

The commanding officers of each detachment to give an order and receipt to Mr Wilson, for the ammunition he shall draw for the use of his corps.

No person who is not enrolled in this service, to be admitted within the lines of Encampment, without leave of Field Officer of the day.

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Field Officer of the Day, Colo. Lindsay.


20th May 1771.
Parole—Charleston.
Field Officer for the Day, Colo. Neil.

At Revielle Beating, the Line are to turn out with their axes &c, and clear up the under wood, cut down the trees, and burn up the brush opposite their Lines for at Least 100 yds distance, at Retreat Beating every person who is not a soldier, waggoner horse driver and immediately under command shall turn out of the breast work to their Respective homes.


May 21st 1771.
Field Officer for the Day—Colo Harris.
Parole—Townsend.

At revielle beating the lines are to turn out and finish the breastwork and brush cutting. No fire to be kindled near the ammunition waggons, or the Ambresures where Artillery are to be placed. When any alarm or noise in the Encampment, the Lines are to turn out, and not quit their parade without orders. This is given as a caution, as upon the most trifling circumstances they crowd together and leave their breast-works exposed.


22nd May 1771.
Field Officer for the Day—Colo Schaw.
Parole—Boston. Countersign —— .


23rd May 1771.
Field Officer for the Day—Colo Spencer.
Parole—Richmond. Countersign —— .


Camp, 24th May 1771.
Parole—Jamaica. Countersign—Barbadoes.

Any Sutler or person bringing spirituous liquors into the camp and disposing thereof to soldiers without orders from the Capt. of the company to which such soldier or soldiers shall belong shall be tryed by a Court Martial for disobedience of orders. The officers are required to be particularly careful in carrying this command into execution.

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Field Officer for the Day—Colo: Lindsay.

The commissarys to wait upon the Gen'l and show the manner of keeping the rations with the different returns made them. Any soldier who has not got his leggons, haver sack and bounty are to apply to the Captain of his comp. who is hereby ordered to furnish and pay the ball: of the same, it is the wish of the commanding officer that the soldiers may have no cause of complaint, and then it is expected duty and order will be strictly performed by them.


Camp 25th 1771.
Parole—Winchester. Countersign—Plimouth.
Field officer for the Day—Colo: Neill.

The troops to march at 12 o'clock to Salisbury. On their arrival there an officer to go round the town and order the inhabitants to deal or traffick with no Soldier for his arms, haversack, legings, shirt, clothes or wearing apparel, nor barter for any ammunition or other military stores. One Captain one Sergt, one Drumr, 30 men to mount guard at the Court House and be always in readiness to suppress any riot which may happen in the town, or take up any person diseffected to the government.


Salisbury 26th of May, 1771.
Parole—Georgia. Countersign—Augustine.
Field Officer for the Day—Colo: Harris.

A Captain and guard as yesterday. The commissaries to make a return to morrow at 12 o'clock of the waggons, with the quantity of flower, Indian meal, and bacon, also the number of cattle and sheep remaining. A general return to be made at 12 o'clock to morrow by the commanding officer of each detachment of the effective men sick and deserters from his detachment.


Salisbury May 27th 1771.
Parole—Bladen. Countersign.
Field Officer for the Day, Colo. Schaw.

A Court Martial to sit at 12 o'clock today to try John Barry a Prisoner for Desertion, as he is of the Rowan Detachment the court to be composed of the officers of that corps.


28th May 1771.
Colo. Lindsay Present.
Parole—Heank. Countersign—Harvey.
Field Officer for the Day, Colo. Lindsay.

One Field Officer, one Capt., one Lieut., one Ensign, two Sergts., two Corp, one Drum, and sixty rank and file to mount as a main

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guard tomorrow morning at 8 o'clock at the Court House and relieve the guard now on duty.

This guard are to take under their charge the Persons who have been taken by the Troops for regulations, and at their Peril to Deliver them to the guard by which they are delivered & make report.


Camp Mount Harris June the 11th 1771.
Parole—Letter cany. Countersign—Fanny.
Field Officer for the Day, Colo. Neil.

Line of march, the Mecklenburg march in front, then the baggage waggons, and the Tryons to bring up the rear, and as Colo. Harris, Officer of the Day, and marchd in the front, as the Troop has not got a Lieutenant Colo., it is ordered that Colo. Harris bring up the rear, or turn in to his wagon as usual, and Colo. Neil to march in the front tomorrow.

Roster of the Troops Encamped, Tryon 6th May, 1771, in the command of General Waddell.

Artillery Company.
Anson Detachment.
Rowan Detachment.
Mecklenburg Detachment.
Tryon Detachment.
In all.
Colonel
1
1
0
1
1
Lieutenant Colonel
0
0
0
0
0
Majors
0
0
0
0
0
Captains
1
1
2
2
1
Lieutenants
2
1
2
2
1
Ensigns
0
1
2
2
1
Clerks
1
1
2
2
1
Staff Officers
0
0
0
0
0
Adjutants
0
0
0
0
0
Drummers
1
0
1
2
1
Sergeants
0
2
4
4
2
Rank and File
34
16
76
70
40
Total
40
23
89
84
48
284
GENERAL WADDELL.
S. Brown, his coppy.