|Context and Methodology: This article contains a translation of an entry in the French Royal financial archives (register of Hémon Raguier, Royal War Treasurer) which documents payments given to twenty-seven contingents in the portion of Joan of Arc's army which had been forced to approach Orléans on the north side of the Loire. This route had been necessitated by a lack of sufficient boats to bring these troops across to the city when Joan of Arc herself entered it on the evening of 29 April 1429. Delayed by the need to march back to Blois and cross the bridge there before continuing onward to Orléans, this portion of the army did not arrive until May 4th.|
The financial entry translated in this article provides an accounting of the commanders, payments, and in many cases the troop strength (for each category of soldier) for each contingent listed. The translation is accompanied by notes designed to clarify certain points in the text or provide additional details.