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|Record Creator:||Military Department|
This collection consists of the mustering-in record of Washington citizens to serve in the territorial militia between 1855 and 1856. These records give names of soldier and company, role (e.g., scout), rank, term of service, number of days served, state horse or furnished own mount, and an accounting of service time (e.g., days on guard duty and fatigue service), as well as other personal information. Records are supported by relevant letters to the Territorial Governor.
|Related Records:||For more information, or to learn about related records, contact the Washington State Archives at (360) 586-1492, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Access Restriction Notes:||These records are open for research.|
|Source of Transfer||State Government Archives
|Agency History:||The Military Department was established to protect Washington citizens, and to participate in national defense as necessary. In 1854, the Territorial Legislature first created a Territorial Militia. After Washington became a state, this militia became the National Guard, which is organized, equipped, and federally recognized under the United States National Defense Act.|
|Preferred Citation:||[Identification of item], Military Department, Indian War Muster Rolls, 1855-1856, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].|