Some activities of the Loyal American Regiment in the summer of 1778 can be ascertained (somewhat) from the following excerpts taken from the orderly book of the First Battalion of Maryland Loyalists. Nothing very important here — just a sidenote. The spelling and grammar has been corrected for easy reading.
At the time, the regiment was in and around the area between Huntington and Flushing, Long Island.
Headquarters, August 1st, 1778Parole: Cavilt
Counter Sign: Boyn
In the Morning.
Headquarters, Flushing Fly, September 12th, 1778Parole: ---
Counter Sign: ---
Field Officers for Duty tomorrow: Major [Thomas] Barclay [LAR]. Adjutant: Loyal American Regiment.
Camp Flushing Fly, September 13th 1778Parole: ----
Counter Sign: ----
. . . Guard: Loyal American Regiment. Provost Guard: Roman Catholic Volunteers. Orderly Sergeant: Loyal American Regiment.
The Quarter Master General will find the most conveniant ground near the encampment of the Maryland Loyalists to encamp the Loyal American Regiment in order to their being a nearer compact[?] situation with the other corps, the ground to be shown to the commanding officer of the regiment as soon as possible who will remove and encamp there immediately fronting East.
Headquarters, Flushing Fly, September 26th, 1778
Field Officer for duty tomorrow: Major McDonald [Maryland Loyalists]. Adjutant: 1st Battalion DeLanceys. General Guard: Loyal American Regiment. Guard at Mrs. Grants [a local widow]: 1st Battalion DeLanceys . . .
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