The Resource 2nd Virginia Detachment Orderly Book, 1779-1780
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- Orderly book, 1779-1780, kept by Captain Benjamin Taliaferro (1754-1821) of the 2nd Virginia Regiment and 2nd Virginia Detachment, United States Continental Army. Pages 1-15 detail duties and orders affecting the 2nd Virginia Regiment which was serving as part of the Continental Army in New Jersey. Pages 16-128 concern the 2nd Virginia Detachment's service with the Continental Army in Charles Town (Charleston), South Carolina, in 1780 from January to April. Volume contains orders concerning courts-martial, maneuvers, and duties of the detachment. Volume is a handwritten transcript made by W. D. Hixson of Maysville, Kentucky, from the original order book owned by Mrs. Alfred Goward of Macon County, Kentucky, who was the granddaughter of Taliaferro. The section of the volume concerning the the 2nd Virginia Detachment's service in Charles Town was edited by Lee A. Wallace and published by the Virginia State Library in 1980
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- The 2nd Virginia Detachment served as part of the Continental troops at Charles Town (Charleston), South Carolina in the first part of 1780 and were surrendered to British forces on 12 May 1780. The 2nd Detachment was commanded by Colonel William Heth (1750-1808).
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