I bought the Member records and it clearly states under: My Ancestor, George Black, assisted in the establishment of American Independence during the War of the Revolution as follows: Sargeant in Lytle's Company. In service 18 months. However written next to this is deserted. It also says Photos of Pay Vouchers enclosed. Justice of the Peace ratified December 23rd 1778. North Carolina State Records Page 1023. North Carolina State Records Vol. 23 Page 995. Affidavit of Clara Glass Willyard. Granddaughter of Margaret Black Amick. Again more handwritten writing reveals Patriot- received payment for service rendered. Abstracts of North Carolina Rev. Records- certified copy in F.C. Now I may be wrong after all its been a couple years since I was Cadet but it sounds like he did serve to some compacity. Perhaps this "desertion" made him a patriot but not soldier. even that doesnt make sense to me. Im Civil War person Im not 100% with the era.