The Resource Muster roll and payrolls of the 2nd Virginia State Regiment

Muster roll and payrolls of the 2nd Virginia State Regiment

Label
Muster roll and payrolls of the 2nd Virginia State Regiment, 1778
Title
Muster roll and payrolls of the 2nd Virginia State Regiment
Inclusive dates
1778
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains a muster roll of Capt. James Quarles's Company of the 2nd Virginia State Regiment in the service of the United States under the command of Col. Gregory Smith. The muster roll is organized by rank and provides the names of officers & privates. In the case of privates, the muster roll also provides the length of their service. The muster roll was certified by Capt. Quarles & sworn before [John Peter Gabriel] Muhlenburg, B[rigadier] G[eneral]. The muster roll was certified on 16 Dec. 1826 by Maj. William Duval before Mr. [Archibald] Bryce, chairman of the Committee of Claims, as being written by Gen. Muhlenburg. The payroll provides a list of non-commissioned officers & soldiers in Capt. James Quarles's Company, Capt. Thomas Bressie's Company, Capt. Benjamin C. Spiller's Company, Capt. John Lewis's Company, & Capt. Philip Taliaferro's Company, 1 June 1778. The payroll lists the name & rank of the soldier and amount of pay. The payroll is certified by James Quarles as paymaster to the regiment in place of Dr. Gould, 31 July 1787
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Biographical or historical data
The 2nd Virginia State Regiment was one of three regiments created by the General Assembly in December 1776. These units were separate from the Continental Line and were intended for local defense within the state. After the defeat at the battle of Germantown, however, the 1st & 2nd Virginia State Regiments were sent to serve in the Continental Line in Muhlenburg's brigade until late 1779. In January 1778, the 2nd & 3rd Virginia State Regiment merged and in February 1782, the unit again merged with Dabney's Legion.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Label
Muster roll and payrolls of the 2nd Virginia State Regiment
Note
  • These records are part of the Revolutionary Government record group (RG# 2)
  • This item was restored by the Newport News Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
10
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Acquisition information unknown.
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Series I. Muster roll and payrolls of the 2nd Virginia State Regiment.
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001609075
Terms governing use
There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
p.

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