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[Revolutionary war enlistment roll]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02542.32.14 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document signed Date: no date Pagination: 1 p. ; 23 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Roll with the names of men enlisted in the army during the American Revolution. The days and months of their enlistments are given, but not the years. Each man appears to have signed his own name to the list. Names include Enos Hotchkiss, Holrook Atwater, John Lines, Thomas White, Silas Marsh, Abner Tuttle, Nathan Drummer, John Claus, Thomas Bird, Neheemiah Higgins, Jonah Atwater, Medad Mix, Abiel Macomben, and a number of others. Many of these same names are also found on GLC02542.32.04, another list of soldiers.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyRecruitmentArtillerySoldier's PayFinance

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