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Collection Reference Number GLC03158
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1779 
Title American Revolution orderly book of the 2nd New York with garrison orders for Fort Schuyler
Date 1 July 1779 - 24 May 1780
Author Van Dyke, Cornelius (fl. 1775-1783)  
Additional authors Graham, John (d. 1832)
Document Type Book
Content Description Orderly book with orders issued by Lieutenant Colonel Cornelius Van Dyke and Major John Graham, some signed and in their hand. Notable orders relate to a Fourth of July celebration and General Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga. Many others concern military preparations, court martials, Indian trade proscriptions, and other matters related to the protection from the Iroquois on the New York frontier. Most entries name day guards. Fort Schuyler, in Oneida County, New York, was an outpost exposed to British-Indian raiding, especially just west, in the Mohawk Valley. Raids in that valley precipitated the Sullivan-Clinton expedition of 1779, which laid waste many Iroquois settlements. The orderly book reveals much about daily fears of capture and attack.
Subjects Orderly Book  Revolutionary War  Continental Army  Fourth of July  Holidays and Celebrations  Military History  Surrender  Battle of Saratoga  Battle  Military Law  Merchants and Trade  Commerce  American Indian History  Frontiers and Exploration  
People Van Dyke, Cornelius (fl. 1775-1783)  Graham, John (d. 1832)  Burgoyne, John (1722-1792)  
Place written Rome, New York
Theme The American Revolution; Law; Merchants & Commerce; Native Americans
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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