Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

James Mead
MSA SC 3520-18118


Archival Sources:

Compiled Service Records of Soldiers Who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War, NARA M881, from

Maryland State Papers, Series A, Deposition of Edward Edgerly, adjutant of the Second Regiment, 17 June 1777, MdHR 6636-7-171 [MSA S1004-7-1704, 1/7/3/28].

Maryland State Papers, Red Books, William Richardson to Governor and Council, 10 June 1777, vol. 16, no. 104, MdHR 4580A-16 [MSA S989-2489, 01/06/04/12].

Pension of Mary Mead (James Mead), National Archives and Records Administration, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, NARA M804, W 3847, from

Return of the Maryland troops, 13 September 1776, Revolutionary War Rolls, NARA M246, folder 35, p. 85, from

Return of the Maryland troops, 11 October 1776, Revolutionary War Rolls, NARA M246, folder 35, p. 92, from

William Smallwood to John Sterrett, Snow Hill, Maryland, 14 March 1777, Maryland Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Smallwood Collection [MSA SC 6205-1-1, RB/01/02/S4].

Published Sources:

Fischer, David Hackett. Washington’s Crossing. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety July 7, 1776 to December 31, 1776, Archives of Maryland Online, vol. 12.

Mattson, Donald E. and Louis D. Walz. Old Fort Snelling Instruction Book for Fife: With Music of Early America. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1974.

Muster Rolls and Other Records of Service of Maryland Troops in the American Revolution, Archives of Maryland Online, vol. 18.

Neimeyer, Charles Patrick. The Revolutionary War. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007.

Tacyn, Mark Andrew. “‘To the End:’ The First Maryland Regiment and the American Revolution.” PhD diss., University of Maryland College Park, 1999.

White, William Carter. A History of Military Music in America. New York: Exposition Press, 1924.

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