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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.
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- 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:
Search the Collection
To search the collection:
⇒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.
Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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.
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Citations for This Collection
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
- "United States, Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing NARA microfilm publication M246. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Services, 1980.
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