Vermont In The Revolution - Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783

Compiled and edited by John E. Goodrich. Reprinted for the web.

[The following Rolls are mostly copied from a manuscript volume in the office of the Adjutant-General, into which the original rolls were transcribed by order of the General Assembly in 1843. There are supplemented by material found in two publications of the State of New York: "New York in the Revolution as Colony and State," 1897; and "Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York," Vol. XV, being "State Archives," Vol. I, 1887; and elsewhere. Figures in brackets at the beginning of a roll indicate the page in the manuscript volume mentioned at which it may be found.

Departures from present custom in spelling, punctuation, and use or non-use of capitals should not be hastily charged to the account of the proof-reader, an effort having been made to reproduce such peculiarities of the Rolls as are not manifestly lapses or oversights on the part of the writer. The original errors in dates, in summmation of figures, etc., are also meant to be preserved. The true reading of some proper names it has been possible only to guess at]

State of Vermont
Engaged in the War of the Revolution

Editor's Preface










An Act


It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont

Section 1. A sum not exceeding two thousand dollars is hereby appropriated for the purpose of collating and publishing the rosters, muster rolls, pay rolls and other records of all Colonial and Revolutionary forces, troops, levies, regiments, minute men, militia, soldiers, sailors and marines, raised in the Hampshire Grants or State of Vermont prior to or during the Revolution.

Section 2. The governor and secretary of state, under who supervision such collation and publication shall be carried on, are hereby authorized to make such arrangements as may be necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this act.

Section 3. The governor and secretary of state are hereby authorized to use so much of the sum herein appropriated as in their judgment may be necessary to carry into effect the purposes of this act.

Section 4. The state auditor is hereby directed to draw orders on the state treasurer for such sum or sums as may be called for by vouchers duly approved by the governor and secretary of state for the purposes hereby provided.

Section 5. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved November 27, 1900.

Corrections and Notes

[It is proper to say here that the Editor expected to see the first sixteen pages a second time before they were put to press.]

Page 5 Line 1 "bounty" should be inserted before "blanket."
Page 8 Line 15 Of table, for Hatho. read Nath.
Page 9 Line 9 From bottom, for Wolbridge read Walbridge
Page 13 Line 8 Date should be 1785
Page 14 Line 7 From bottom, "Filed--Report," etc., belongs to previous document
Page 26 Line 12 For Libbens read Libbeus
Page 33 Line 2 Of table, for Ramsey read Ranney
Page 123 Line 9 From bottom, date 1778 affects only the next line
Page 124 - Add Note: One name appears to have been cut from this roll in binding.
Page 182 Line 1 Of lower table, read Warren
Page 298 - Charles (Parker) in heading is a correction in Book of Rolls for Clarke (erased)--perhaps itself an error
Page 353 - Heading of table, read Gilson's
Page 356 - Heading, read Bush's; also in next line
Page 504 - Heading, Dater's should perhaps be Daters'
Page 631 Line 13 1784 is evidently a scribe's error for 1783
Page 711 Line 17 Col. Lee wrote Capt. After his signature; changed by someone (in Roster) to "Col."
Page 833 - Thurston probably became "Thurstininlis" by interling in the original roll.
Page 866 Line 1 For Colton read Cook

For such accuracy as the following pages may be found to possess, a good share of the credit is due to the vigilance of the proofreader in the office of the printers.

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