MG 269 - Military Papers Collection

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Scope and Content

The collection contains two commissions from the 1700's and miscellaneous papers from the 1800's including papers which concern the War of 1812 and papers from the 1860's.

The oldest commission was granted to John Montgomery, Esquire, by the Hon. William Denny, Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of the Province of Pennsylvania, and Counties of New Castle, Kent and Suffex on Delaware appointing him Captain of a Battalion of Pennsylvania Regiment of Foot, 1758 and the other commission was granted to George Rex, gentleman, by the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania Commonwealth appointing him an Ensign in a company of foot in the Sixth Battalion of Militia in Northampton County, 1780.

Includes the payroll of Capt. William Worth's Company B, Second Regiment of Infantry of the Army of the U.S., 1819; a portion of a certificate to George Swarner, a private in Capt. Creigh's Company of Pennsylvania Militia granting him 120 acres for his military service; a listing of tax for the seven-month volunteers of Capt. Robinson's Company, undated; a list of Freemen, undated; a ticket for the Soldiers' Convention, War of 1812, held in Washington, 1855; a petition by Benjamin Batto for relief based on his participation in the War of 1812; and typed copies of the muster rolls of Huntington Township, under Capt. Jas. Thompson, undated; a letter from Capt. Agnew to Governor Simon Snyder informing him that the Harrisburg Volunteers offered their service to the state of Pennsylvania and were ready to march, 1812; and other undated, unidentified papers.

Contains the discharge papers for George W. Harris, Robert W. McClure, Allen Sturgeon, privates from Captain Charles Carson's Company of the Old Home Guard of Pennsylvania Volunteers and G. W. Slaysman, chaplain, from the 130th regiment of volunteers, 1863; a pass given to Mr. Buehler for passage into Fort Washington by command of Major General Couch, 1863; song flyers, and a pass from the mayor's office to D. Harris, September 23, 1862, to allow him to pass for fifteen days.

Contains a copy of a report by Clarence P. Martz done in March, 1980, with information concerning the Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1864, the Cumberland Guard which later became Company H, 7th Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Infantry, Three Days in June, the 1863 Confederate Occupation of the West Shore.

Also contains the muster roll for a Confederate regiment from Virginia which includes the names of men from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Date(s): 1758-1893

Extent: 5 folders, 24 enclosures