Volume/Folder: Joseph Shippen Orderly Book commencing May 8, 1758

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Record Number: 10646
Collection: Shippen family papers [0595A]
Volume: 8
Creator: Joseph Shippen, 1732-1810
Date of Original: 1758
Original Format: Manuscripts
Inscription text: Orderly Book commencing
Phila. May 8 1758
Joseph Shippen Brigade Major
Containing orders of Gov Denny, Gen Forbes,
Col Armstrong, Sir Jno. James Clair
Philadelphia, Lancaster, and Carlisle
Inscription location: Cover of volume
Image description: Orderly book kept by Joseph Shippen (1732-1810) during the French and Indian War. Born in Philadelphia in 1732, Joseph Shippen was the youngest son of Edward Shippen and Sara Plumley. Shippen graduated from Princeton in 1753 and entered the Provincial Service as a Captain in the regiment commanded by Colonel William Clapham. He also served under General Forbes in the expedition that captured Fort Duquesne on November 25, 1758. This volume contains records of the First Battalion serving under Colonel Commander John Armstrong and includes details on life at camps in Philadelphia, Lancaster, and Carlisle.