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Virginia MILITIA in the Revolutionary War.


By: J.T. McAllister, Pub. 1913, Reprinted 2017, 338 pages, soft cover, Index, ISBN #0-89308-920-6.

The Virginia Militia played a large role in the American Revolution.  At one point, it numbered around 45,000 persons.  This book does not profess to be a history of the Virginia Militia in the Revolution but more of a summary the services of the militia arranged by county but also containing 1) Declarations of 250 Virginia Militia pensioners, these declarations give such information as dates of birth, dates of death, spouse’s name, marriage dates, service records in great detail, and other miscellaneous information.  2) A list of militia officers appointed, nominated or qualifying during the Revolution in the counties of: Albemarle, Amelia, Augusta, Bedford, Berkley, Botetourt, Caroline, Charlotte, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Frederick, Goochland, Greenbrier WV, Montgomery, Orange, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Spotsylvania, and Washington.  3) Pensioners residing in Virginia in 1835 who received pensions as Militia Militiamen.  4) Pensioners residing outside Virginia in 1835 who received pensions as Virginia Militiamen from such states as Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee.  5) the mentioning of the vast numbers of soldiers he had served with.