Skip to main content

Album, containing copies of orders, apparently compiled in the eighteenth century, after the campaigns in question., 18th century.

Identifier: MS.2879

Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows.

(i) Campaign of 1704. Order of march, probably for the troops commanded by Lieutenant-General Charles Churchill, from Bedburg to the Danube and Blenheim, and back to Weissemburg, 20 March-12 September. (Page 1.)

(ii) Campaign of 1705. Order of march from the Maas to Herzogenrath, 15-16 May, and from the Moselle through the Eifel to the union with Overkirk's army near Haneff, 19 June-12 July; for movements connected with the attack on the lines of the Geete, 17-19 July, and Marlborough's projected attack on the Yssche, 15-29 August; and for other movements in the present Belgium, 18-28 September, 20-23 October, 4-6 November, with an order regarding marauders (page 123). (Page 89.)

(iii) Campaign of 1707. Order of march for various movements in Belgium, 26 May-1 June, 10-14, 31 August, 7 September, 11-14 October. A sheet inserted after page 270 contains the order of battle of the allied army at Soignies, 21 August. (Page 215).

(iv) Campaign of 1708. Order of march for various movements in Belgium and Northern France, some connected with the siege of Lille, 29 May, 22 July, 12 August, 27 August-1 September, 17 September, 9 October; with an order of Tilly, dated Lens, 24 July, for a detachment to enter Picardy (page 277), and a disposition for an escort to convoy heavy artillery from Menin to the Army, 19 August (page 281). (Page 273.)


  • Creation: 18th century.

Conditions Governing Access

Normal access conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.


154 Leaves ; Folio.

Language of Materials

From the Series: Undetermined


305 + several blank pages + an inset sheet.

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

Archives and Manuscript Division
National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge
Edinburgh EH1 1EJ
0131 623 3700