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Lunch Bite – An Orderly Book Kept by British General Robert Cuninghame
July 21, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Museum Collections and Operations Manager Paul Newman discusses a manuscript orderly book kept by British General Robert Cuninghame from his time in command of an army camp near Clonmel, Ireland, 1778. An important historical record, this book records the daily orders disseminated at the camp and includes court martial proceedings, unit movements and the rotation of soldiers to be placed on guard duty. This Lunch Bite will examine the orderly book and its significance in offering a better understanding of everyday life in the British army during the late eighteenth century.