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United States. Continental Army -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc.

Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

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

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

Letter, from John Parke Custis, 1779 January 9

 Item — Box 19, Folder: 1779.01.09
Identifier: 2020-SC-011
Scope and Contents

Relays problems with recruiting for the army, currency depreciation and counterfeiting, land purchases in northern Virginia, and the management of Mount Vernon.

Dates: 1779 January 9