Book #15931

The Orderly Book Of Captain Benjamin Taliaferro, 2d Virginia Detachment Charleston, South Carolina, 1780 - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Lee A. Wallace Jr.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: As New
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo
Publisher: Richmond, VA: Virginia State Library, 1980.
ISBN: 0884900711

Price: $39.00

An exceptional first edition/first printing in unread As New condition, no dust-jacket as issued.

"An orderly book was simply a book into which orders were transcribed and kept for record. Each day, usually about noon, brigade staff assembled at their major general's headquarters, where his adjutant general dictated the general orders." (from the introduction) Born in Virginia from an English-Italian family in 1750, Taliaferro served in the American Revolutionary War as a lieutenant in the rifle corps commanded by General Daniel Morgan and was promoted to captain and then captured by the British at Charleston in 1780. Taliaferro settled in Georgia in 1785. He was a member of the Georgia Senate and its president, elected to the 6th United States Congress until his resignation in 1802. He was later judge of the Georgia Superior Court and a trustee for the University of Georgia; [x], 185, [1] pages.