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United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Joel Gardner collections of war memorabilia and materials related to the University of Virginia

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS 16773
Content Description This collection contains war materials and materials related to the University of Virginia both donated by Joel Gardner. The war memorabila is from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century including a certification that Sergeant James Goldsmith served in the Continental Army in 1781; a letter dated July 8, 1862 requesting permission to form a "Company of 'Partisan Rangers" from the Confederate States Army; a photograph of Neville Chamberlain and Adolf Hitler following a September 24, 1938...
Dates: 1848-1970

Cuff Liberty pay voucher

 Collection — Box Currency, Stamps, and Miscellany Box, Folder: 001
Identifier: MSS 16821
Content Description This collection contains one Revolutionary War pay voucher to Cuff Liberty, an African American soldier from Middletown, Connecticut, who was one of approximately 300 enslaved or freemen from Connecticut who fought for the Continental Army. The government-issued vouchers promised full payment by a certain date and paid interest until the full amount was collected. The voucher, measuring 8" X 4", is printed on laid paper with a black decorative border, numbered in ink "3958" for £13,6,7 1/2."...
Dates: 1782 - 1789

James Shop papers

 Collection — Box BW 19, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS-16473
Content Description This collection consists of two documents related to John Shop, a freedman from Connecticut who served in the Continental Army. One item is a Connecticut pay-table committee document authorizing payment to Shop for his army service. This was signed by James Hart on December 15, 1870 in Hartford, Connecticut. The other is a one page letter certifying Shop's service in the 2nd Regiment of the Connecticut line of the Continental Army. In the letter he is identified as a freedman from the town...
Dates: 1780