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List of Colonial Wars

The following are the wars that occurred before 1775 in what is now the United States. (May not be complete)

By Date By Name of the War

1637

Pequot War

French and Indian War

1755-1763

1675-1676

King Philip's War

King George's War

1744-1748

1689-1697

King William's War

King Philip's War

1675-1676

1702-1713

Queen Anne's War

King William's War

1689-1697

1744-1748

King George's War

Lord Dunmore's War

1774

1755-1763

French and Indian War

Pequot War

1637

1774

Lord Dunmore's War

Queen Anne's War 

1702-1713

States Involved in Colonial Wars

Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky (was part of Virginia), Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia (was part of Virginia).

Where to Find Records

Many colonists served in local militias and participated in King William’s War (1689–97), Queen Anne's War (1702-1713), King George’s War (1744–48), and the French and Indian War (1754–63). Because these were local units and not part of the British Army, any surviving records are in historical societies and state libraries and archives.

The Family History Library has copies of many of the records that have been published. These are found in Place Search in the Family History Library Catalog under:

[STATE] ‑ MILITARY RECORDS
[STATE], [COUNTY] ‑ MILITARY RECORDS
[STATE], [COUNTY], [CITY] ‑ MILITARY RECORDS

Histories

  • Gallay, Alan, ed.Colonial Wars of North America 1512–1763: An Encyclopedia. New York, New York: Garland Publishing, 1996. (FHL book 973 M2cw.) Contains short essays with references on people, events and topics from the Spanish conquistadors to Pontiac Wars of 1763.

Veterans and Lineage Society Records

The General Society of Colonial Wars

This society was established in 1893 and has no permanent headquarters. For information on the society check the current edition of:

"Encyclopedia of Associations" by Maurer, Christine and Tara E. Sheets, eds. 33rd edition. Vol. 1, pt 2. Annual. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Section 12. (FHL 973 E4gr) (Worldcat) Provides addresses and phone numbers as well as a description of the organizations, their publications, and references to any library or research materials they maintain.


The Family History Library has the following records of this society:

  • Register of Members: FHL film 528677-528676
  • Lineage Papers: FHL films528677-528676
  • Supplemental Records: FHL films 528677-528676
  • Index: FHL films 528677-528676

For the complete listing of film numbers, look in the Place Search of theFamily History Library Catalog under:

UNITED STATES - SOCIETIES

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