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In 1775, when the American Revolution began, there was no regular army. Instead each colony defended itself with a militia made up of local men. With few exceptions, any male 16 or older was expected to participate in the milita. By 1776 Washington had an army of 20,000 men. About one-third came from colonial militia groups, and two-thirds were regular army.
Original British Colonies
Canada Remained Loyal to Britain
State Revolutionary War Records
The Revolutionary War was fought before these states existed. However, many of these states have information specific to their area on individuals that served in the war and later lived in these states.
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- Military Records: Revolutionary War (34 minute online video)
- Revolutionary War Genealogy Research. (23 minute online video)
- Patriot Index (Daughters of the American Revolution)
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