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Record Description

This collection contains images of muster rolls, payrolls, strength returns, and other personnel, pay, and supply records of the American Army during the Revolutionary War. The collection is arranged by type of service, military unit, and jacket or folder number. This collection is from Record Group 93, War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, and is National Archives Microfilm publication M246.

To identify state and military units, see the Revolutionary War Rolls Coverage Table.

For a list of records by localities and roll numbers currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content

Information found in this collection may include:
  • Name of soldier
  • Rank, company and battalion
  • Term of service
  • If service was in the field
  • If in command
  • If sick
  • If in the hospital
  • If on furlough

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Name
  • Residence

Search the Collection

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "NARA Roll Number, Type of Service, Jacket Number Range" which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby military units.

Related Websites

National Archives

Related Wiki Articles

United States Military Records

Contributions to This Article

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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.


Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"United States, Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publication M246. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Services, 1980.

 

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