|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Nicoll, Abimael Youngs, 1766-1835.|
|Title:||Abimael Youngs Nicoll orderly books and letter books|
|Extent:||0.5 cubic feet (1 box)|
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.
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.
Material was acquired from granddaughter of creator.
[item identification], Abimael Youngs Nicoll orderly books and letter books, MS 587, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Caroline A. Nicoll Lamar, date unknown.
Collection is open for research.
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|1||Orderly 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.|
|2||Adjutant'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.|
|3||Major'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.|
|4||Letter 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.|
|5||Letter 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.|
|6||Letter book of A.Y. Nicoll, Inspector's Office, Washington, 1811 March 26-June 10|
|7||Letter book of A.Y. Nicoll, Inspector's Office, Washington, 1812 January 14-March 6|
|8||Letter book of A.Y. Nicoll, Inspector's Office, Washington, 1812 April 18- June 17|