The Society of Descendants of Militia Officers

serving from 1607 to 1861

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New lists posted

October 26, 2015

The .pdf files for the 648 Commissioned Officers (90 pages), 47 Non-Commissioned Officers (9 pages), and 188 identifed units (52 pages) in our collection of lists have been posted in our regular weekly update of our website.


October 25, 2015

Added today: 11 units (Division to Battalions) and 17 Officers of the 3rd Division of Maryland Militia in the War of 1812.  This brings the collection to 644 commissioned officers and 186 identified units.

New Listings

October 22, 2015

Added to our coverage of the Virginia Militia: 2 regiments and 2 companies in the Henrico and Charles City County areas, along with 15 previously unlisted officers, in the period 1657-1661.  This brings the collection to 627 commissioned officers and 185 identified units.


October 21, 2015

New additions to the collection of lists include 47 new Field Officers and 13 new Regiments of the North Carolina Militia in 1775, bringing our total to 612 commissioned officers and 181 identified units.


October 19, 2015

We have added 9 Regiments and 29 Field Officers of the North Carolina Militia as of 1775-09-09 to the collection of lists bringing us to 612 commissioned officers and 168 units.  Updated .pdf lists of Officers, Units, and the Source list are posted for your use.


October 18, 2015

We have added the Accomack County (Virginia) Militia and 3 Officers, from Bacon's Rebellion of 1676, to the collection of lists. 

More Listings

October 16, 2015

We have added 6 new Regiments of North Carolina Militia from September 1775, along with 23 new listings of their officers; our new total of officers in the register is 580.  We should finish the 1775 North Carolina field officers by the end of next weekend.


October 15, 2015

We have added 6 Officers and 9 Non-Commissioned Officers of Louisiana Militia from 1780, 28 Officers of the North Carolina Militia in 1775, and 7 Regiments of the North Carolina Militia in 1775.  This brings our total collection to 557 Commissioned Officers and individuals with equivalent status, 50…

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October 13, 2015

We have added 1 Massachusetts Militia company, 1 Pennsylvania Associator company, and 6 North Carolina Minute Men districts and 2 Minute Men Battalions from the Revolution, and 1 North Carolina Militia company from the War of the Regulation to our unit list.  In addition we have added 27 officers (f…

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October 10, 2015

We have completed the transition of our list of units to a .pdf document, updated weekly and posted as file link in the Units page.  This includes adding 1 Massachusetts Militia Company from the Revolutionary War and 2 Tennessee Militia Regiments from the War of 1812, bringing the total to 135 units…

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New Additions

October 7, 2015

We have added two regiments of Tennessee militia in the War of 1812 and a Minute Company from 1775 to the unit list and 28 officers (471 total) and 7 non-commissioned officers (26 total) to the registers.  Expect updated .pdfs of all three lists to be posted this weekend.


October 5, 2015

We have added 26 Majors, Captains, Lieutenants, Cornets, and Ensigns and 13 Sergeants and Corporals from the Kentucky Light Dragoons in the War of 1812 to the registers, bring us to 443 Officers and 19 Non-Commissioned Officers.


October 4, 2015

We are moving the Officer register to a single, downloadable .pdf document.  The result is easier to manage and probably easier to use.  We will be uploading an updated version each week.  Today we added 12 Tennessee Militia officers from the War of 1812, bringing our total to 417 names.

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More units and officers ...

October 2, 2015

We have added 26 Officers and 2 Regiments of the Tennessee Militia in the War of 1812 to our lists.  In addition, there are 8 new entries for Commanders of Garrisons in Lancaster, Massachusetts, in Queen Anne's War.  This brings our list of officers to 405 names.

Emblem and Updates

October 1, 2015

The near final draft of the Society's emblem is now up on this page.  Red and blue were common militia uniform colors for those who had uniforms and in the elite uniformed companies.  Virginia Militia Colonel George Washington is pictured in a period portrait wear regimentals of a blue coat with red…

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September 30, 2015

We have added 60 new Officers to our register, bringing the total to 365 names.  One of our members is working on a paper examining the rank structure of the Florida Militia in the Third Seminole War based on surviving rolls.

Register continues to grow ...

September 26, 2015

We have added 19 officers of the Tennessee Militia in the War of 1812 to the Register, bringing our total listed to 305.  Our goal for the year has been increased therefore from 300 to 500.

Updates to multiple lists ...

September 25, 2015

We have added 11 Officers to the Officer Register, now including 286 names.  The Non-Commissioned Officer register has added 5 names for a total of 6 Sergeants and Corporals with plenty of growth to do.  New units include 11 militia units from the territory of Texas when part of Mexico, 2 from the R…

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September 24, 2015

We have updated the Reference list and added a new page for articles from The Assembly that may be useful to researchers.


September 23, 2015

We have modified the wording of the Officer Register to reflect Commissioned Officers and individuals hold appointments with pay as officers.  With 21 new officer listings this includes all identifiable officers or individuals paid as officers who served during the War of the Regulation in North Car…

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