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Title: Military rolls
Description: These records consist of muster rolls, muster-in rolls, muster-out rolls, muster and payrolls, payrolls, receipt rolls, and lists of officers and/or men, for the various military and para-military organizations (primarily Rangers and Militia units), of both the Republic and the State of Texas. They date 1835-1915, 1917, 1935, and undated. Except for some of the Republic rolls which were drawn up after the fact, these military rolls were compiled at the time, usually by the company commanders. The information contained on the rolls varies considerably, ranging from mere lists of names to detailed physical descriptions.
Citation information: (Identify the item and cite the series), Military rolls, Texas Adjutant General's Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Arrangement: These records are organized into seven subgroups: Republic of Texas military rolls, 1835-1846 (includes seven series); Civil War military rolls, 1860-1865 (includes two series); Reconstruction military rolls, 1865-1877 (includes nine series); Ranger military rolls, 1846-1861, 1874-1914 (includes five series); Texas Volunteer Guard military rolls, 1880-1903; Spanish-American War military rolls, 1898-1901 (includes four subseries); Texas National Guard military rolls, 1902-1935 (includes three subseries)
Access restrictions: Some Civil War military rolls have been determined too fragile for retrieval, and the numbers of those do not appear in the inventory for that series. When available, researchers will use the digitized version of those rolls. No other restrictions on access.