Scope and Content Note

This series consists of payroll cards for soldiers of the New York militia who served in the War of 1812. The information listed on the payroll cards was abstracted from the payrolls contained in Series B0811, Transcriptions of War of 1812 payrolls for New York State Militia units. At the bottom of each of these cards is the number of the payroll from which it was abstracted and often the name of the paymaster and the respective voucher number.

The cards contain information on the following: name of soldier; soldier's rank; "organization" in which the soldier served, including the specific company name; amount paid; dates paid; and "remarks." In addition to providing the payroll number and/or voucher number, the "remarks" section may contain such information as service notes and other data such as the soldier's residence and discharge information.