Oglethorpe's Regiment muster roll
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Oglethorpe's Regiment muster roll

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Great Britain. Army. Regiment of Foot, 42nd.
Title: Oglethorpe's Regiment muster roll
Dates: 1738-1743
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1210

Biographical/Historical Note

"Oglethorpe's Regiment" is the more common term for General James Oglethorpe's 42nd Regiment of Foot. James Oglethorpe left Savannah for England to raise an army for the protection of the colony. The 42nd Regiment of Foot formed, using troops from six British companies, and returned to Savannah with Oglethorpe on August 25, 1737. They were disbanded in 1749.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a photocopy of the muster roll of Oglethorpe's Regiment, 1738-1743; the original's location is unknown.

Index Terms

Georgia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Great Britain. Army. Regiment of Foot, 42nd.
Muster rolls.
Oglethorpe, James Edward, 1696-1785.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Oglethorpe's Regiment muster roll, MS 1210, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Adrian B. Colquitt, 1971.


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.

Publication Note

"Account of Extraordinary Services in Georgia" published in Collections of the Georgia Historical Society: Selected Eighteenth Century Manuscripts, v.20 (1980).


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

Container List

Item 1: Muster roll of Oglethorpe's Regiment, Savannah, Ga., 1743 ( 2.0 p. )
"Account of the extra services in Georgia for the preservation and defense of his Majesty's dominions on the continent of North America..." Muster roll is dated September 22, 1738-July 22, 1743. Unsigned. Photocopy.