PAY ROLL OF EMPLOYEES AND LABORERS ENGAGED DURING THE ENCAMPMENT OF THE NEW JERSEY BATTALION AT YORKTOWN, VIRGINIA, OCTOBER 1881:; Handwritten details and signatures on a printed form
by New Jersey Militia
1881. Original document. Very Good. Broadside, 17" x 14". Red-ruled columns, extensive entries in sepia ink. Lists 20 individuals, terms of service, pay per day ($1.50-$2.75), total pay per man, signed by each of the 20, and witnessed by W.P. Wells. Signed at the bottom by Abram Swan. Docketed on the verso. Surnames include Swan, Lambert, Campbell, Orr, Rodman, Nutt, Lenox, et al. This provisional battalion represented New Jersey at the centennial celebration of the Battle of Yorktown, when Washington led American troops to victory over Cornwallis and the British army--commonly considered the most important battle of the American Revolution. (Inventory #: 038076)
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