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Military records

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Official documents detailing an individual’s service and conduct while in military service, including certificates of discharge.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Commission, Benedict Arnold as Major General, 1777 May 2

 Item — Box 5, Folder: 1777.05.02
Identifier: RM-1035; MS-5670
Scope and Contents

D.S. 1 page. Commission for Benedict Arnold to serve as Major General, signed by John Hancock.

Dates: 1777 May 2

Document, Discharge Certificate for Caleb Legg by Paul Revere, 1779 April 24

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 33
Identifier: 2021-SC-004-033
Scope and Contents

Paul Revere writes a discharge certificate for Caleb Legg. Autograph document, signed. 1 page.

Dates: 1779 April 24

Enlistment Form, 1776 January 26

 Item — Box 5, Folder: 1776.01.26
Identifier: RM-935; MS-5476
Scope and Contents

D.S. 1 page. 25 men signed or made their X to enroll for 3 months of service in the "American Army." Document signed, partially printed.

Dates: 1776 January 26

Enlistment form, 1775 October

 Item — Box 4, Folder: 1775.10.00
Identifier: RM-1019; MS-5646
Scope and Contents

D.S. List of 21 names of soldiers enlisting in the Continental Army for 1 year. Scituate, Massachusetts.

Dates: 1775 October

Enlistment form, 1779 June 9

 Item — Box 6, Folder: 1779.06.09
Identifier: RM-1082; MS-5738
Scope and Contents

D. 3 pages. Enlistment form. Descriptive list of 100 recruits from Massachusetts Bay enrolled in Continental Army for nine months. It lists hometown, country, age, stature, complexion, and time of arrival. Two men stand out: Charles Ralf, an Indian and Cato Brewer, a "Negro".

Dates: 1779 June 9

List, "State of Captain Samuel Camp's Company", 1777 April 21

 Item — Box 5, Folder: 1777.04.21
Identifier: RM-1032; MS-5664
Scope and Contents

2nd Company 1st Regiment Connecticut Militia--Lists categories for Capt. Camps's 42 men, shows which soldiers are sick, absent, discharged, dead, or deserted. Return - Connecticut Militia.

Dates: 1777 April 21

Military Instructions, Stephen Hopkins to Col. Christopher Harris, 1755 June 14

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 18
Identifier: 2021-SC-004-018
Scope and Contents

Stephen Hopkins, Governor of Rhode Island and signer of the Declaration of Independence, writes to Christopher Harris during the French and Indian War, ordering a Colonel to take forces to Albany and join Major General William Johnson for a campaign against the French at Crown Point. Autograph document, signed. 2 pages.

Dates: 1755 June 14

Military Order, Brigadier General Caesar Rodney to unknown, 1777 January 21

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 34
Identifier: 2021-SC-004-034
Scope and Contents

Caesar Rodney, signer of the Declaration of Independence, writes to an unknown recipient, ordering "that the Guard be strengthened with a Captain and twenty four men to be furnished from all the Troops now in town proportion to their numbers". Autograph letter, signed. 1 page.

Dates: 1777 January 21