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Captain John Marshal Company Payroll

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0732

This manuscript documents the amount of pay owed to the 73 soldiers serving in Captain John Marshal's company of the 2nd Battalion of Pennsylvania Riflemen as of June 1, 1776. The sheet is divided into eleven columns headed Names,Station,Date of Commissions or Inlistments,Time in the Service,Time of Subsistence,Pay a.p. [according to] Month,Subsistence a.p. [according to] week,Whole Pay (L. s. d.) [(Pounds, shillings, and pence)],Stoppage for arms and Clothing,Balance of pay Due, and Whole Subsistence.

Dates

  • 1776 June 1

Language of Materials

Enlgish.

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This manuscript documents the amount of pay owed to the 73 soldiers serving in Captain John Marshal's company of the 2nd Battalion of Pennsylvania Riflemen as of June 1, 1776. The sheet is divided into eleven columns: Names, Station, Date of Commissions or Inlistments, Time in the Service, Time of Subsistence, Pay a.p. [according to] Month, Subsistence a.p. [according to] week, Whole Pay (L. s. d.) [(Pounds, shillings, and pence)], Stoppage for arms and Clothing, Balance of pay Due, and Whole Subsistence.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Marshall (whose last name is sometimes spelled Marshal or Marshel) was born to James and Jean Marshall in Ireland in 1750. He immigrated to the United States and settled in Lancaster (now Dauphin) County, Pennsylvania in 1770. Marshall was commissioned as a Captain of a company in the 2nd Battalion of Pennsylvania Riflemen under Colonel Samuel Miles on March 14, 1776. He later served as the Captain of a company in the 13th Pennsylvania Regiment under Colonel Walter Stewart. Marshall was wounded at the Battle of Brandywine but did not leave the military until late 1778 when his brother Patrick was killed and he became responsible for Patrick's large family. Marshall married Hannah Baldwin and may have removed to Ohio, but most likely died in Washington County, Pennsylvania sometime after 1835.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection is property of the University of Tennessee's Special Collections Library.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480