Robert Coleman military records in Revolutionary War

Any info on Robert Coleman of VA during Revolutionary War

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    The two main sources of information on Revolutionary War soldiers in the National Archives are the Compiled Military Service Records that are located in Record Group 93 War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, and the pension and bounty-land warrant application files that are located in RG 15 Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Please note that both collections are incomplete.

    The CMSRs were created in the late 1890s/early 1900s by the Adjutant General's Office from whatever pay rolls, muster rolls, record books, and other material that the clerks were able to examine at that time. They are primarily administrative in nature and seldom, if ever, contain any personal papers about the soldier. The CMSRs are available on microfilm as publication M881 and in digital form on the National Archives Catalog ( https://catalog.archives.gov/id/570910 ).

    Pension and bounty-land warrant application files for Revolutionary War soldiers are available in Record Group 15 Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs. They are on microfilm publication M804, and in digital form on the National Archives Catalog ( https://catalog.archives.gov/id/300022 ).

    Additional records relating to his military service may be located in state archives or historical societies.

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