Loudoun County, Virginia Military

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'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Loudoun County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Loudoun County supplied soldiers for the:
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'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Loudoun County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Loudoun County supplied soldiers for the:  
  
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Another superb online resource is [http://vagensearch.com/AmericanRevolution/index2.html Loudoun County Virginia in the American Revolution 1774-1783], which includes "well over 700 names and countless original Loudoun County courthouse records ... uploaded to this site for the express purpose of helping researchers find their Loudoun County Revolutionary War ancestors."  
 
Another superb online resource is [http://vagensearch.com/AmericanRevolution/index2.html Loudoun County Virginia in the American Revolution 1774-1783], which includes "well over 700 names and countless original Loudoun County courthouse records ... uploaded to this site for the express purpose of helping researchers find their Loudoun County Revolutionary War ancestors."  
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[http://www.archive.org/stream/virginiamilitiai00mcal#page/36/mode/1up Loudoun residents' participation in the Revolutionary War].<ref>J.T. McAllister, ''Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data'' (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 36. Digitized by [http://www.archive.org/details/virginiamilitiai00mcal Internet Archive].</ref>
  
 
Two data providers make Revolutionary War Pensions available online:  
 
Two data providers make Revolutionary War Pensions available online:  

Revision as of 23:34, 25 January 2012

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Virginia  Gotoarrow.png  Loudoun County Gotoarrow.png  Military Records

See also the main article on genealogical research in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Contents

Introduction

The Virginia Military Dead database covers many American military conflicts dating back to the French and Indian War. More than 200 Loudoun County casualties are listed. Available online, courtesy: Library of Virginia.

French and Indian War

  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. FHL Collection; free name index at Genealogical Publishing Company. [Identifies some Loudoun County militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]
  • Boogher, William F. Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources. Washington: n.p., 1903. Available at FHL; digital version at Google Books; free name index at Genealogical Publishing Company. [Includes a chapter titled "Legislative Enactments connecting the preceding historic sketch [French and Indian War, Lord Dunmore's War] with the adjudication of the resulting accounts that follow; with the list of officers, soldiers and civilians entitled to compensation for military and other services rendered." For Loudoun County, see pp. 88-89, 111.]
  • Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. FHL Collection; digital book at Ancestry ($); free name index at Genealogical Publishing Company. [Identifies some Loudoun County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]
  • Phillips, John T. The Historians Guide to Loudoun County, Virginia. 1993. [Contains a list of Loudoun County Militia Officer Commissions 1750s, 1760s]. Free Lookups Available! Also published as "Loudoun County Militia Officer Commissions," Loudoun: The 1757 Legacy, Newsletter of the Loudoun Genealogy Club, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Spring 1993):4-5. FHL Collection

Revolutionary War

Regiments. Service men in Loudoun County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Loudoun County supplied soldiers for the:

- 3rd Virginia Regiment
- 5th Virginia Regiment
- 11th Virginia Regiment

The Archives of the Clerk of the Loudoun County Circuit Court has made the following information available online, based on records in their collection:

  • Revolutionary War. ["The Court Order books and miscellaneous papers provide information on county relief to soldier’s families, a list of county militia officers (1778-1783) and letters from Revolutionary War soldiers and families requesting their pensions from the War Department."[1]]

Another superb online resource is Loudoun County Virginia in the American Revolution 1774-1783, which includes "well over 700 names and countless original Loudoun County courthouse records ... uploaded to this site for the express purpose of helping researchers find their Loudoun County Revolutionary War ancestors."

Loudoun residents' participation in the Revolutionary War.[2]

Two data providers make Revolutionary War Pensions available online:

  1. Revolutionary War Pensions, courtesy: Footnote ($).
  2. Revolutionary War Era Pension & Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, courtesy: Heritage Quest Online ($).

N.B. Footnote digitized the entire files, while Heritage Quest Online digitized select portions of files. These records are also available on 2670 microfilms at FHL.

Summaries of Revolutionary War Pensions may be found in the following book:

  • White, Virgil D. Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files. 4 vols. Waynesboro, Tennessee: National Historical Publishing Co., 1990-1992. FHL Collection

The DAR has made its Patriot Index available to search for free online in the database DAR Genealogical Research System. This database includes the following information about accepted Revolutionary War Patriots: biographical details, sources documenting military service, family details, and descendant information.

Many residents of Loudoun County filed public claims for damages incurred to their property during the Revolutionary War, see:

  • Abercrombie, Janice Luck and Richard Slatten. Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims. 3 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Publishing Co., 1992. FHL Collection [Volume 2 covers Loudoun County.]
  • Public Service Claims, 1782, Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine. Washington DC: Nov 1969. Vol. 103 Iss. 9.

Additional Revolutionary War resources for Loudoun County include:

  • Boogher, William F. Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources. Washington: n.p., 1903. FHL Collection; digital version at Google Books (full-view); free name index at Genealogical Publishing Company. [Includes a chapter titled "Loudoun County, Virginia, in the Revolution. A list of Officers with date of appointment, 1778-1782. With partial list of private soldiers and how their families were supplied with provisions by the county. See pp. 216-222.]
  • "Commonwealth of Virginia, Joint Legislative and Review Committee, Study of Revolutionary War Soldier Grave Sites, Search for Missing Soldiers of Loudoun County, Virginia, We Need Your Help!!!," Loudoun: The 1757 Legacy, Newsletter of the Loudoun Genealogy Club, Vol. 7, No. 3 (Sep. 1999):1. FHL Collection
  • County Committee, 1775, Seattle Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol. 25, No. 3 (Mar. 1976).
  • Hutchison, Louisa. "Revolutionary War Soldiers of Loudoun County," Loudoun: The 1757 Legacy, Newsletter of the Loudoun Genealogy Club, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Dec. 1999):1, 6. FHL Collection [Names of patriots taken from Loudoun County's Court Order Books.]
  • Jewell, Aurelia M. et al. Miscellaneous Records from Loudoun and Prince William Counties. Typescript, 1953-1954. Microfilmed reproduction: FHL Collection [Includes Loudoun County, Va., Revolutionary records and Loudoun Co. soldiers in Washington's Army.]
  • Pierce, Alycon Trubey. "Wringing Northern Virginians Out of Final Pension Payment Vouchers, 1818-1864," Northern Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Apr. 1997):73-77. FHL Collection [Identifies married daughters and granddaughters of Revolutionary War Pensioners, and other persons mentioned in these records. Pierce abstracted entries for residents of Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, and Prince William counties.]
  • "Resolutions of Loudoun County: Loudoun County a Hundred Years Ago," [1774] The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 4 (Apr. 1904):231-236. Digital versions available at JSTOR ($) and Combs-Coombs website.

Militia

War of 1812

  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Loudoun County, p. 88. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
  • Walko, Laura. "Edmund Tyler Papers 1812 Manuscripts, Thomas Balch Library," Loudoun: The 1757 Legacy, Newsletter of the Loudoun Genealogy Club, Vol. 6, No. 2/3 (Sep. 1998):4. FHL Collection. [Includes many records related to men who participated in the War of 1812.]

Mexican War

The Mexican War database, available online, courtesy: Library of Virginia, is the place to start. Other resources include:

  • Hall, Wilbur C. "Philip St. George Cooke of Leesburg, Commander of the Mormon Battalion," The Bulletin of the Historical Society of Loudoun County, Virginia, 1957-1976. Leesburg, Va.: Goose Creek Productions, 1998, pp. 121-127. FHL Collection Free Lookups Available!

Civil War

The Archives of the Clerk of the Loudoun County Circuit Court has made the following information available online, based on records in their collection:

  • Civil War Papers, 1861-1948. ["Includes the names from the Roster of Confederate Soldiers from Loudoun County, pension papers and court orders related to the Civil War in Loudoun County."[1]] Microfilmed reproduction: FHL Collection

Another superb online resource is Loudoun County, Virginia and the Civil War 1861-1865, which includes an index of Loudoun County Confederate soldiers, Confederate graves, and local history.

In the 1870s, more than 400 claims were filed by residents of Loudoun County, Virginia for "reimbursement of personal property losses due to the Civil War."[3] To learn more about these records, consult:

  • Mills, Gary B. Southern Loyalists in the Civil War: The Southern Claims Commission. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004. FHL Collection; digital version at Ancestry ($).

Additional Civil War resources for Loudoun County include:

  • "A Memory of John Divine," The Bulletin of the Historical Society of Loudoun County, Virginia, 1957-1976. Leesburg, Va.: Goose Creek Productions, 1998, pp. 221-220. FHL Collection
  • "The Confederate Monument in Leesburg," The Bulletin of the Historical Society of Loudoun County, Virginia, 1957-1976. Leesburg, Va.: Goose Creek Productions, 1998, pp. 215-220. FHL Collection
  • Confederate Navy Index. Available online, courtesy: Library of Virginia.
  • Divine, John. "'The Comanches' in Action (35th Battalion Va. Cav., C.S.A.)," The Bulletin of the Historical Society of Loudoun County, Virginia, 1957-1976. Leesburg, Va.: Goose Creek Productions, 1998, pp. 191-194. FHL Collection
  • Divine, John. Loudoun County and the Civil War. Free Lookups Available!
  • Divine, John. "Passage of the Armies Through Loudoun: 1861-1865," The Bulletin of the Historical Society of Loudoun County, Virginia, 1957-1976. Leesburg, Va.: Goose Creek Productions, 1998, pp. 195-214. FHL Collection
  • Goodhart, Briscoe. History of the Independent Loudoun Rangers: U.S. Vol. Cav. (Scouts), 1862-65. Washington, D.C.: Press of McGill & Wallace, 1896. 1990 reprint: FHL Collection; 1996 reprint: FHL Collection; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Hall, George R. "Economics of Slavery and the Coming of the Civil War," The Bulletin of the Historical Society of Loudoun County, Virginia, 1957-1976. Leesburg, Va.: Goose Creek Productions, 1998, pp. 131-142. FHL Collection
  • Howard, William F. The Battle of Ball's Bluff: "The Leesburg Affair", October 21, 1861. Lynchburg, Virginia: H.E. Howard, 1994. FHL Collection
  • Johnson, A.B. "The Skirmish at Mile Hill," The Bulletin of the Historical Society of Loudoun County, Virginia, 1957-1976. Leesburg, Va.: Goose Creek Productions, 1998, pp. 187-190. FHL Collection
  • "The Loudoun Guards - A Muster Roll (Company C, 17th Regiment Va. Inf., C.S.A.," The Bulletin of the Historical Society of Loudoun County, Virginia, 1957-1976. Leesburg, Va.: Goose Creek Productions, 1998, pp. 181-186. FHL Collection
  • Michael, Jerry. The Years After, Selections from the Loudoun Democratic Mirror June 14, 1865 - June13, 1866. Free Lookups Available!
  • "Statements Relative to Disloyalists There," Loudoun: The 1757 Legacy, Newsletter of the Loudoun Genealogy Club, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Mar. 1998):1-2. FHL Collection [Taken from the Turner-Baker Papers, Baker #839, No. 94 Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917, National Archives, Washington, D.C.]
  • Thompson, Mrs. Magnus S. "States Rights Chapter of the Children of the Confederacy (Loudoun County, VA)," Loudoun: The 1757 Legacy, Newsletter of the Loudoun Genealogy Club, Vol. 4, No. 4 (Dec. 1996):1. FHL Collection. [Identifies youths resident in Loudoun County in 1924 who descend from Confederate soldiers.]
  • White, E.V. "The Battle of Ball's Bluff," The Bulletin of the Historical Society of Loudoun County, Virginia, 1957-1976. Leesburg, Va.: Goose Creek Productions, 1998, pp. 143-156. FHL Collection

World War I

  • World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Digital version at Ancestry ($).


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Databases and Electronic Resources, Town of Leesburg: Databases, http://www.leesburgva.gov/index.aspx?page=86.
  2. J.T. McAllister, Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 36. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  3. "About U.S. Southern Claims Commission Master Index, 1871-1880," Ancestry, http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1216.