This book is a compilation of the records of the state militia organizations which were authorized and paid by the federal government to fight in the Indian Wars from 1790 until 1796, shortly after Anthony Wayne's legendary victory at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. More specifically, it is a transcription of the muster rolls and pay rolls of the state militia troops who were paid to protect the frontier or who fought alongside federal troops in the various frontier campaigns. In addition, it contains data on some of the militia troops called out to quell the Whiskey Rebellion, the infamous western Pennsylvania tax revolt of 1784.
From the records of the Adjutant General's Office located in the National Archives, Murtie June Clark compiled data from the surviving federal records of the militia organizations of the following states and territories: Georgia, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio Territory, Pennsylvania, Southwest Territory (modern Tennessee), and Virginia. Named in these records, with dates of enlistment, rank, and other items of information, are militia troops participating in St. Clair's defeat in the Northwest Territory, Anthony Wayne's expeditions, the Whiskey Rebellion, the Battle of Fallen Timbers, and a host of campaigns in areas north of the Ohio River, in the Miro District of Tennessee, on the Holston and Cumberland rivers, and in innumerable skirmishes along the Oconee in Georgia and in various other places. Enhancing the basic text is an index of names, a chronology of events from 1783 to 1796, and a bibliography!