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Help with Army abbreviations / acronyms

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Help with Army abbreviations / acronyms

Posted: 1347568587000
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I'm looking for some help with Army abbreviations / acronyms during the War of 1812. I have found an enlistment record for my 3rd Great Grandfather William S. Lilly but I'm having trouble with the abbreviations / acronyms, any help would be appreciated with these:
M. R.
M. C.
R. R. Recruiting return. If this is correct, is that he deserted and returned at a later time?
D. R. Descriptive Roll? What does this mean?

M. R. Capt. Prestons Co., Dec. 31/13 (1813) went. M. C. March 6/14 (1814) absent on the Rocky service. R. R. Richmond, July 30/13 (1813). R. R. Petersburg, March 31/14 (1814). Appears to have again enlisted March 4/14 (1814), at New Canton. Buckingham, by Ensign Carr, for the war. D. R. Capt. Benj Hurdaways Co., Feb. 16 and I. (J) R. Norfolk, March 15/15 (1815), present. Discharged at Norfolk, March 15/15 (1815), term expired.

Thank you,
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