Documents in Military History
Below are listed a collection of documents I have used in teaching courses in military history over many years. All are available as PDF files by clicking on the author or title. The columns are sortable by clicking on the column headings. (The sorting is done by your computer, so it may take a few moments if you have many programs running.) If you have any comments or suggestions, I am available at david.stewart@hillsdale.edu.

Please note that non-military history documents are found on their own page, as are documents relating to the English Civil Wars and Restoration.

Documents
Author Title Date
  Battle of Megiddo (Egyptian Account) 1 Jan 1469 BC
HOLINSHEADRaphael Holinshead Rebellion of the Cornishmen 1 Jan 1496 
  Royal Navy List 22 Oct 1516 
Alvarado y Contreras, Pedro dePedro de Alvarado y Contreras Conquest in America 11 Apr 1524 
Alvarado y Contreras, Pedro dePedro de Alvarado y Contreras Conquest in America 28 Jul 1524 
Hertford, Earl ofEdward Seymour, Earl of Hertford Orders for the Navy and Army 28 Apr 1544 
Hertford, Earl ofEdward Seymour, Earl of Herford Attack on Scotland 9 May 1544 
Hertford, Earl ofEdward Seymour, Earl of Herford Attack on Scotland 18 May 1544 
  Peace Treaty Between France and England 11 Apr 1564 
Valette, Jean deJean de Valette, Grand Master of the Knights of Saint John Siege of Malta 9 Oct 1565 
Elizabeth I Lord Howard’s Commission 21 Dec 1587 
  Armada — Spanish Order of Battle 1 Jan 1588 
Medina-Sidonia, Duke ofAlonzo Peréz de Guzmán, Duke of Medina-Sidonia Journal of the Armada's Commander 28 Jul 1588 
Sotomayor, Gregorio deGregorio de Sotomayor Confession of a Sailor from the Armada 1 Jan 1588 
Coningsby, ThomasSir Thomas Coningsby Rouen Campaign 13 Aug 1591 
  For the Better Government of His Majesty's Army 25 Nov 1642 
Ram, RobertRobert Ram Siege of Crowland 1 Jan 1643 
  English Military Precedences and Salaries 1 Jan 1647 
Jones, MichaelColonel Michael Jones RathminesThe Battle of Rathmines 6 Aug 1649 
  English Line of Battle 29 Mar 1653 
Louvois, Marquis deFrançois le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois Siege of Puigcerdà 1 May 1678 
Mehmed IV Declaration of War 20 Feb 1683 
TaaffeFrancis Taaffe The Siege of Vienna 24 Jul 1683 
TaaffeFrancis Taaffe The Siege of Vienna 17 Aug 1683 
TaaffeFrancis Taaffe The Siege of Vienna 25 Aug 1683 
TaaffeFrancis Taaffe The Siege of Vienna (to Henri del Caretto) 12 Sep 1683 
TaaffeFrancis Taaffe The Siege of Vienna (to the Earl of Carlingford) 12 Sep 1683 
John III Sobieski Raising the Siege of Vienna 13 Sep 1683 
TaaffeFrancis Taaffe The Siege of Vienna 22 Sep 1683 
TaaffeFrancis Taaffe The Siege of Vienna 10 Oct 1683 
Boteler, NathanielNathaniel Boteler The Master Gunner 1 Jan 1685 
William III Declaration of War on France 1 Jan 1689 
Story, GG. Story War in Ireland 1 Jan 1689 
  Monthly Pay in the British Navy 1 Jan 1689 
  List of Royal Navy Vessels 9 Apr 1689 
von Rollingen, Heinrich HartardHeinrich Hartard von Rollingen The Burning of Speyer 15 Jun 1689 
Rooke, GeorgeAdmiral Sir George Rooke The Battle of Vigo 1 Oct 1702 
Marlborough, Duke ofJohn Churchill, Duke of Marlborough The Battle of Blenheim 4 Aug 1704 
Hare, FrancisDr. Francis Hare The Battle of Blenheim 1 Aug 1704 
Peterborough, CharlesAdmiral Charles, Lord Peterborough Difficulties in Spain 29 May 1706 
Drymborn, Baron vanAlexander, Baron van Drymborn Battle of Almansa 30 Apr 1707 
Noyelles, Comte deJacques-Louis, Comte de Noyelle Battle of Almansa 6 May 1707 
  Regulations for the Irish Forces 1 Jan 1725 
Montiano, Manuel deManuel de Montiano The Defense of Florida 11 Nov 1737 
Fredrick II, King of Prussia Particular Instructions for His Officers 1 Jan 1753 
Wolfe, JamesColonel James Wolfe Advice to a Subaltern 1 Jan 1756 
  Trial of Admiral Byng 1 Jan 1756 
Saxe, Maurice deMarshal Maurice de Saxe Reveries on the Art of War 1 Jan 1757 
  Articles of Capitulation at Yorktown 19 Oct 1781 
Cornwallis, CharlesGeneral Charles, Lord Cornwallis Surrender at Yorktown 20 Oct 1781 
Hughes, Rear-Admiral EdwardRear-Admiral Edward Hughes Battle of Sadras 4 Apr 1782 
Cornwallis, CharlesCharles, Lord Cornwallis The British Indian Army 10 Nov 1786 
  Log of HMS Alfred 1 Jun 1794 
  Log of HMS Aquilon 1 Jun 1794 
  Log of HMS Audacious 1 Jun 1794 
  Log of HMS Brunswick 1 Jun 1794 
  Log of HMS Culloden 1 Jun 1794 
  Log of HMS Invincible 1 Jun 1794 
  Log of HMS Latona 1 Jun 1794 
  Log of HMS Majestic 1 Jun 1794 
  Log of HMS Marlborough 1 Jun 1794 
Molloy, A.P.Captain A.P. Molloy, RN Glorious First of June, HMS Caesar 1 Jun 1794 
  Log of HMS Niger 1 Jun 1794 
  Log of HMS Orion 1 Jun 1794 
  Log of HMS Phaëton 1 Jun 1794 
  Log of HMS Ramillies 1 Jun 1794 
  Log of HMS Russell 1 Jun 1794 
Schomberg, IsaacCaptain Isaac Schomberg, RN Glorious First of June, HMS Culloden 1 Jun 1794 
  Log of HMS Southampton 1 Jun 1794 
  Log of HMS Thunderer 1 Jun 1794 
Trail, DonaldMaster Donald Trail, RN Glorious First of June, HMS Latona 1 Jun 1794 
  Log of HMS Tremendous 1 Jun 1794 
  Log of HMS Valiant 1 Jun 1794 
  Log of HMS Venus 1 Jun 1794 
Howe, RichardAdmiral Richard, Earl Howe, RN Signals for the Fleet 1 Jun 1794 
Collingwood, Cuthbert1797Captain Cuthbert Collingwood, RN Cape Saint Vincent 17 Feb 1797 
  Capitulation of Malta 12 Jun 1798 
Truxton, ThomasCaptain Thomas Truxton, USN Operating Procedures 27 Jun 1798 
Stoddert, BenjaminBenjamin Stoddert, USN Sailing Orders 12 Jul 1798 
Columbian Centinel Capture of a Privateer 14 Jul 1798 
Selim III Declaration of War on France 1 Sep 1798 
Nicholson, SamuelSamuel Nicholson, USN Cruise of the USS Constitution 12 Sep 1798 
Napoleon I Invasion of Egypt 30 Jun 1799 
  Active List of Ships in the Royal Navy 1 Jan 1803 
Haraden, NathanielNathaniel Haraden, USN Attack on Tripoli 4 Aug 1804 
Collingwood, Cuthbert1805Vice-Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, RN Battle of Trafalgar 22 Oct 1805 
Warre, William18080608Major William Warre Landing in Portugal 8 Jun 1808 
Warre, William18080819Major William Warre Battle of Rolica 19 Aug 1808 
Warre, William18080822Major William Warre Battle of Vimiero 22 Aug 1808 
Napier, CharlesMajor Sir Charles Napier Battle of Corunna 16 Jan 1809 
Ross-Lewin, HarryMajor Harry Ross-Lewin Siege of Flushing 15 Aug 1809 
Warre, William18090911Major William Warre Camp Life in Spain 11 Sep 1809 
Warre, William18091026Major William Warre Action at Tamames 26 Oct 1809 
Salas, Ramon18100121Ramón Salas Attempt to Recruit a Guerilla 21 Jan 1810 
Salas, Ramon18100205Ramón Salas Attempt to Recruit a Guerilla 5 Feb 1810 
Diez, Juan MartinJuan Martín Diez Response to Ramón Salas 14 Feb 1810 
Warre, William18100709Major William Warre Skirmish at Almeida 9 Sep 1810 
Simmons, George18100724Lieutenant George Simmons Combat of the Coa 24 Jul 1810 
Warre, William18101020Major William Warre Lines at Torres Vedras 20 Oct 1810 
Hugo, Joseph18101207Major-General Joseph Hugo Entreaty to a Guerilla 7 Dec 1810 
Diez, Juan Martin181012Juan Martín Diez Reponse to Hugo 1 Dec 1810 
Simmons, George18110311Lieutenant George Simmons Fight at Pombal 11 Mar 1811 
Simmons, George18110312Lieutenant George Simmons Combat at Redinha 12 Mar 1811 
Simmons, George18110314Lieutenant George Simmons Fight at Cazal Nova 14 Mar 1811 
Cooper, John SpencerSergeant John Spencer Cooper The Battle of Pamplona 30 Jul 1813 
Codrington, EdwardVice-Admiral Edward Codrington The Battle of Navarino 21 Oct 1827 
OConnell, Maruice CharlesBrigadier-General Maurice Charles O'Connell Farewell to the British Auxiliary Legion 10 Dec 1837 
Holdsworth, T.W.E.Lieutenant T.W.E. Holdsworth The Battle of Kelat 8 Dec 1839 
Borrow, GeorgeGeorge Borrow Carlists in Spain 1 Jan 1840 
  Insurrection in Spain 8 Oct 1841 
Napier, CharlesRear-Admiral Sir Charles Napier The British Navy 14 Oct 1850 
Kelly, RichardMajor Richard Kelly Voyage to the Crimea 28 Dec 1854 
Kelly, RichardMajor Richard Kelly Voyage to the Crimea 1 Jan 1855 
Kelly, RichardMajor Richard Kelly Arrival at Balaklava 21 Jan 1855 
Kelly, RichardLieutenant-Colonel Richard Kelly Before Sevastopol 13 Feb 1855 
Kelly, RichardLieutenant-Colonel Richard Kelly Taken Prisoner at Sevastopol (to his wife) 23 Mar 1855 
Kelly, RichardLieutenant-Colonel Richard Kelly Taken Prisoner at Sevastopol (to Major John Simpson) 23 Mar 1855 
Kelly, RichardColonel Richard Kelly Sepoy Rebels in Nepal 26 Mar 1859 
  Can the U.S. Afford to Fight Spain? 1 Feb 1897 
Loud, GeorgeColonel George Loud Battle of Manila Bay 1 May 1898 
Sampson, WilliamRear-Admiral William T. Sampson Blockade of Santiago 2 Jun 1898 
Sampson, WilliamRear-Admiral William T. Sampson Use of Searchlights at Santiago 8 Jun 1898 
Allen, LevenCaptain Leven Allen Battle of El Caney 1 Jul 1898 
Graham, George EdwardGeorge Edward Graham Battle of Santiago 3 Jul 1898 
Sampson, WilliamRear-Admiral William T. Sampson Battle of Santiago 3 Jul 1898 
Schley, WinfieldCommodore Winfield S. Schley Battle of Santiago 3 Jul 1898 
Clark, CharlesCaptain Charles Clark Battle of Santiago 4 Jul 1898 
Keegan, BernardSeaman Bernard Keegan Battle of Santiago 4 Jul 1898 
Chadwick, F.E.Captain F.E. Chadwick Battle of Santiago 4 Jul 1898 
Clark, CharlesCaptain Charles Clark Battle of Santiago 4 Jul 1898 
Evans, RobertCaptain Robert Evens Battle of Santiago 4 Jul 1898 
Philip, JohnCaptain John Philip Battle of Santiago 4 Jul 1898 
Taylor, HenryCaptain Henry Taylor Battle of Santiago 4 Jul 1898 
Schley, WinfieldCommodore Winfield S. Schley Battle of Santiago 6 Jul 1898 
Wainwright, RichardLieutenant-Commander Richard Wainwright Battle of Santiago 6 Jul 1898 
Schaefer, AlfredSeaman Alfred Schaefer Battle of Santiago 12 Jul 1898 
Sampson, WilliamRear-Admiral Willam T. Sampson Battle of Santiago 15 Jul 1898 
  Peace Treaty 10 Dec 1898 
Stewart, LeslieLeslie Stewart Hythe and Its School of Musketry 1 Jan 1903 
Wyndham, HoraceHorace Wyndham The Army School of Cookery 1 May 1903 
Wilson, P.W.P.W. Wilson Disarmament 20 Feb 1921 
Greek Foreign Ministry Response to Italian Demands on Corfu 30 Aug 1923 
Salandra, AntonioAntonio Salandra Bombardment of Corfu 4 Sep 1923 
Politis, Nikolaos SokratesNikolaos Sokrates Politis Bombardment of Corfu 8 Sep 1923 
Stohrer, Eberhard vonEberhard von Stohrer Conditions for Spain's Entrance into World War II 8 Aug 1940