A List of Non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers of The Virginia State Line

A List of Non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers of The Virginia State Line

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A List of Non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers of The Virginia State Line and Non-Commissioned Officers, Seamen and Marines of The Virginia State Navy and The Virginia Line on The Continental Establishment: Whose Names are on the Army Register, and who have not received Bounty Land for Revolutionary Service As of 1835 - Samuel Shepherd. This volume contains two documents: [Doc. No. 44] A List of Non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers of the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment, Whose names appear on the Army Register, and who have not received Bounty Land; and, [Doc. No. 48] A List of Non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers of The Virginia State Line and Non-Commissioned Officers and Seamen and Marines of the State Navy, Whose Names are on the Army Register, and who have not received Bounty Land for Revolutionary Services.

“The same name frequently appears more than once, and sometimes very often, on the army registers. I have supposed that each name was that of a different individual. They whose names are on the army registers, received certificates for the balance of pay due for their services, agreeably to the act of assembly passed November session 1781. As there was but one balance of pay due the soldier, his name would generally appear once only on the army register — but this was not always the case: The same individual may have had a balance of pay due him in different characters — For example, for services as a private, as a sergeant or corporal, and as a commissioned officer. Therefore, the name of the same individual may sometimes be found more than once on the army registers. This creates some uncertainty in regard to claims.” — John H. Smith, who was “required by law to examine certain revolutionary documents, and to report to the governor a list of the names of all such persons as may be entitled to claims on Virginia for bounty land on account of services rendered in the war of the revolution — and such other information touching revolutionary services as may be deemed important.

(1835), 2017, 8½x11, paper, alphabetical, 74 pp.

101-S5750 ISBN: 0788457500