Abimael Youngs Nicoll orderly books and letter books
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Abimael Youngs Nicoll orderly books and letter books

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Nicoll, Abimael Youngs, 1766-1835.
Title: Abimael Youngs Nicoll orderly books and letter books
Dates: 1792-1812
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 0587

Biographical/Historical Note

Abimael Youngs Nicoll (1766-1835) was a son of John and Hannah Youngs Nicoll of New York State. He graduated from Princeton and from the Medical College of the University of New York. He entered the U.S. Army in 1791 as Lieutenant of Artillery; he was promoted to Captain of 1st Artillerists and Engineers in November, 1794, to Major in December, 1804, to Adjutant and Inspector of the Army in April 1807, and to Inspector General with the rank of Colonel in March, 1813. He resigned from the Army in June, 1814. In October, 1792, Nicoll married Caroline Agnes Ledbetter in Greensborough, Georgia.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of 8 orderly books and letter books belonging to Abimael Youngs Nicoll, 1792-1812. These volumes are from various stations where Nicoll served: Fort Greene of Cockspur Island, Savannah River; Fort Fidius near Milledgeville, Georgia; Fort St. Phillip, Plaquemine Parish, Louisiana; Fort McHenry, near Baltimore, Maryland; and Inspector's Office in Washington.


Index Terms

Fort McHenry (Baltimore, Md.)
Fort Saint Philip (La.)
Letter books.
Nicoll, Abimael Youngs, 1766-1835.
Orderly books.
Orders (military records)
Trials (military offenses)
United States. Army. Artillery.
United States. Continental Army. Inspector General.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from granddaughter of creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Abimael Youngs Nicoll orderly books and letter books, MS 587, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Caroline A. Nicoll Lamar, date unknown.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

Volume

1Orderly Book, 1792-1793
Kept by Peter L. Van Alen, Adjutant and Judge Advocate. In addition to daily orders there are proceedings of Court martial at Rock Landing and Fort Fidius.
 

Volume

2Adjutant's Book, 1793
Weekly returns of Federal troops at Fort Fidius, commanded by Maj. later Col. Henry Gaither, Commandant of the 3rd sub-legion of the U.S. Federal troops in Georgia, commanded by Gaither, January 1793 - July 1795, Lt. Peter S. Van Allen, Adj., Frederick Dalcho, Acting Adj. Index of names pasted in back.
 

Volume

3Major's Book, 1794
Fort Fidius: Provision returns for a detachment of Federal troops in Georgia, commanded by Maj. Richard B. Roberts, later by Gaither, July 2, 1794 - October 12, 1795; monthly returns for the same, January - July, 1795. Index of names pasted in back.
 

Volume

4Letter book of Capt. A.Y. Nicoll, Forts McHenry and Greene, 1801 August 6-1803 July 17
Back portion contains lists of articles drawn January 6, 1802 - January 7, 1804; returns, June 1802 - March 1804.
 

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5Letter book of Capt. A.Y. Nicoll, Forts Greene and St. Philip, 1803 July 26-1804 November 27
Letter of October 2, 1803 mentions the strong gales and high tides which carried away the greater part of the Battery.
 

Volume

6Letter book of A.Y. Nicoll, Inspector's Office, Washington, 1811 March 26-June 10
 

Volume

7Letter book of A.Y. Nicoll, Inspector's Office, Washington, 1812 January 14-March 6
 

Volume

8Letter book of A.Y. Nicoll, Inspector's Office, Washington, 1812 April 18- June 17