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Virginia Colonial Militia, 1651-1776

Pension listing for Virginia men who served in the militia between 1651 and 1776.


One of the largest colonies in British North America, Virginia fielded a militia that included such prominent individuals as George Washington and William Byrd. This database is a collection of pension records for militia members between 1651 and 1776. In addition to providing the soldier's name, the date of pension, and court awarding the bounty is often given. In many entries rank, unit information, and commanding officers' names are included. It contains the names of over 4,000 men. For those researchers of early Virginian ancestors, this can be a useful source of military service information.
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