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Muster and Pay Rolls of the War of the Revolution
This is a reprint of a little-known work originally published in two volumes by the New York Historical Society as part of their Collections for 19l4 and 1915. Although published by this prestigious society, the work contains muster and pay rolls of ten other states besides New York (Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia). The rolls are arranged on military lines: first, the Artillery, then the Continental Regiments, Line, and Militia of the respective states.
In all, something on the order of 8,000 men are identified with varying degrees of detail, which includes some or all of the following: name, rank, dates of enlistment and discharge, pay period and amount, equipment furnished (muskets, powder, balls, flint, bayonets, cutlasses, knapsacks, etc.), length of service, the town of residence, and remarks including whether killed, taken prisoner, wounded, deserted, furloughed, or sick, and in some cases the soldier’s place of birth, occupation, age, height, and complexion.