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Muster Rolls and Other Records of Service of Maryland Troops in the American Revolution
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 PREFACE.

    To THE MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY:

       Gentlemen : We have the honor to submit the Eighteenth
    Volume of the Maryland Archives, containing the Records of Maryland
    Troops in the Continental Service during the War of the American
    Revolution, 1775-1783.
       This publication of the muster rolls and other records of service of
    Maryland men in the war of the American Revolution was undertaken
    in March, 1897. The bravery and excellent reputation of the troops of
    the Maryland Line were such that their names deserved to be rescued
    from oblivion, while the services rendered by men of this State in the
    Flying Camp, German Regiment and other commands were also note
    worthy.
       A large number of Revolutionary papers were found in the posses
    sion of the Johns Hopkins University, to which institution they had
    been presented by the late Col. J. Thomas Scharf, formerly Commis
    sioner of the Land Office. The custody of these papers was given the
    Society with authorization to copy and print such of them as should
    seem desirable. All lists in this work, without indication of source,are
    to be understood as a part of this collection. In December, 1896, the
    Society had purchased at auction in New York City a number of muster
    rolls, some of which had at one time been in Col. Scharf's possession.
    These are indicated by the letter M. In the Land Office of the State
    at Annapolis are a number of valuable Revolutionary papers. Some of
    these contained information duplicating that elsewhere obtained; but
    one of them, a Record of the soldiers in the Maryland Line from 1776
    to 1780, is the most important single list in this work. It comprises
    over 6,000 names and is contained in three manuscript volumes. A
    list of those who served in the two battalions of select militia called out
    in 1781, was also obtained from the Land Office. We are indebted to
    the courtesy of the Maryland Society of ‘the Sons of the American
    Revolution for permission to print the copy of the pay-roll of the
    Maryland Line 1781-83, which they obtained from the Land Office.
       There are two plans for the preparation of a work of this kind:
    one, adopted by the State of Connecticut, to print the lists as found
    and give a general index of names, the other, adopted by the State of
    


 
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