[This blog post comes from Olivia Carlisle, Digitization Archivist at the State Archives of North Carolina.]
The Troop Returns Digital Collection is now complete via the North Carolina Digital Collections. This collection includes lists, returns, records of prisoners, and records of draftees, from 1747 to 1893. The majority of records are from the Revolutionary War North Carolina Continental Line. Records dated after the Revolutionary War primarily deal with the county and state militia troops.
Unique Items included in the latest upload:
- The commission of William Darlet as 1st Lieutenant of the 1st Regiment of the North Carolina militia in 1815
- Documents include Militia Regulations from 1808
- An accounting of militia troops in the United States versus the state/territory
For more information on how the Troop Returns are organized and what may be included please see the first blog post on the collection, or consult the digital collection landing page. To view the items in the collection in a list format, please see the Troop Returns finding aid.