Dear Mr. Gates,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Compiled Service Records of Soldiers Who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War in the War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records (Record Group 93), which contains 786 references to "Captain Gilbert's Company", 14 references to individuals named "Gates, Samuel", and 3 references to "Gates, Josiah" that may include information related to your research. These records have been digitized and can be viewed online in the Catalog. You may contact the National Archives at Washington, D.C. - Textual Reference (RDT1) at email@example.com with any questions you may have about these and similar records.
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In addition, we searched WorldCat and identified 11 results for "Gates, Josiah" and 41 results for "Josiah Gates" that may be relevant to your research, and the Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) Cooperative also has 1 entry for Gates, Josiah that might also be useful for you. We also located records related to an individual named Gates, Josiah in the Special Collections at the University of South Florida that might be of interest to you.
Finally, we suggest that you contact state or local historical societies in the region where Josiah Coleman Gates lived to see if they can offer any additional assistance.
We hope this information is helpful, and best of luck with your research!