shinyhappypeople Posted June 19, 2012 Share Posted June 19, 2012 (edited) Google has failed me and knowledge of the US Revolution is abysmal (the "it's-not-my-fault-I-went-to-public-school-and-we-learned-social-studies" excuse only gets me so far. I need to re-educate myself.) My 5th great grandfather, William Tennis, fought with the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment in the Revolutionary War (pause... soak in the coolness of that ... resume). I found this form on ancestry.com (I hope this link works!) What is this form for? What does it mean? I'm especially confounded by "None Attendance of Fines 1777" (I also found a form that lists him as sick in the hospital from 1 March to 1 May, 1777, in case that's relevant.) Most importantly: How can I found out? There are so many little details like that that leave me thinking, "Interesting, but what does it mean?" Is there a site that explains all of this? Like I said, google has failed me, but maybe I just used the wrong search terms. Last question: I'm interested in one or two great books on the US Revolution that are thorough, engaging and readable. Any suggestions? Edited June 19, 2012 by shinyhappypeople because I always find a reason to edit - a typo here, unclear thought there - it's just what I do :) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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