Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War is a compilation of service records for all Massachusetts men who are documented to have performed war service between 1775 and 1783. The task of compiling its 17 volumes was begun as a result of the General Courtís 1891 legislation calling for an indexed list of Revolutionary War service. The work commenced that same year and the volumes were successively published between 1896 and 1908. The result was approximately 688,000 entries.
IMPORTANT NOTE OF INTEREST: The State of Maine was still a part of Massachusetts during the American Revolution. Consequently this set actually contains information about soldiers and sailors from both Massachusetts and what is now Maine as well as various Rhode Island regiments and the First New York Regiment.
SET TWO - Massachusetts soldiers, sailors, and marines in the Civil War - 1861 to 1865: By Massachusetts Adjutant-general's office, Norwood Press, 1931. The compilation contains the names of all the men who served in Massachusetts units during the Civil War. There is a short history of the regiment followed by the names of the men. The details for each man named in the record are: full name, rank, home, age, occupation, date of service and discharge, and reason for discharge. Mr. Cross was the last of three editors and it was he who completed the monumental task. Together, the military records in these 8 volumes plus Index Volime, reference approximately 140,000 individuals, nearly all men who served in Massachusetts units during the Civil War. Chapter 475 of Massachusetts' Acts of 1899 provided for the compilation and publication of a complete record of Massachusetts soldiers, sailors, and Marines who served in the Civil War. Civil War veterans began the work of compilation which lasted for nearly thirty years and involved the examination and replication of over one million records. Compilers found records on original enlistment papers, muster-in rolls, descriptive rolls, town reports, casualty lists, monthly reports, hospital records, muster-out reports, and miscellaneous papers.
This disk contains images of every page of the original seventeen volumes of one of the most valuable genealogy resources available. Reprints of these books will cost hundreds of dollars and the complete set (if found available) would cost thousands. In contrast, the DVD version weighs one-half ounce, is easier to search and is available for a far more affordable price
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