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Order of battle, 1762, South Britain

ORDER of BATTLE of HIS MAJESTYS ARMY in S: BRITAIN july 1762. [Under the command of King George III.] 1762 or later

Pencil, ink and watercolour on paper | 51.7 x 35.2 cm (image) | RCIN 733060

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An order of battle of the British army in July 1762. Seven Years War (1756-63).

The General Officers of the First Line are Field Marshal Ligonier; Lieutenant-Generals Carr, Effingham, Argyll, Ancram; Major-Generals Webb, Durand. The General Officers of the Second Line are Lieutenant-Generals Delawarr, Bertie, Kingsley; Major-General Hodgson. The Corps of Reserve is commanded by Major-General Sir John Griffin.

The regiments are named, and the regimental rectangles are coloured according to the colours of the coats and facings of each. The disposition of various regiments, on duty with the Queen, at the Tower, Dover Castle, Dover Town, Chatham Barracks, Sissinghurst duty, Hilsea Barracks, Portsmouth, Fareham Duty, Winchester Duty, Landguard Fort, Norwich & Yarmouth, Plymouth, the Western Division and the Northern Division, is given.

The style of draughting is typical of the Board of Ordnance and may have been drawn by a Tower of London draughtsman or an engineer officer.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: I H S [cross on H]; countermark: IVILLEDARY

    Mark, stamped: 953

    Condition: no fold lines; crease lines consistent with the document having been rolled; surface dirt to both sides

  • 51.4 x 34.9 cm (neatline)

    51.7 x 35.2 cm (image)

    53.6 x 37.0 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    ORDER of BATTLE of HIS MAJESTYS ARMY in S: BRITAIN july 1762. [Under the command of King George III.] [top]


    George III heading: Order of Battle July 1762.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [bottom left, black pencil:] Dup. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Order of Battle of His Majesty’s Army commanded by the King in South Britain, July 1762. MS.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

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