Spirit of '76 in Rhode Island: Sketches of the Efforts of the Government and People in the War of the Revolution. Benjamin Cowell. (1850)
The digitized books comprising the Revolutionary War collection contain transcriptions of muster rolls, pay rolls, and other documents about soldiers who served in the Revolutionary War. As of this writing, nine states are represented: Rhode Island, New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
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