Warrant Men

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Warrant Men

WARRANT MEN. Six fictitious persons in almost all British foot regiments whose pay was distributed as follows: the pay of two men went to widows of regimental officers; the pay of the others went to reimburse the colonel for deserters' clothing, for recruiting, and for the personal use of the colonel and regimental agent.

SEE ALSO Contingent Men.


Curtis, Edward P. The Organization of the British Army in the Revolution. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1926.