Pennsylvania in the Revolutionary War

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Pennsylvania Military Units

Most units were numbered. Some were named. See the list below for links to more detailed information.

Pennsylvania regiments typically consisted of # companies recruited from specific areas of Pennsylvania.

County and Townships

To determine the counties and townships that made up Pennsylvania Militia Units (1775), visit the Pennsylvania Achives website.  Click on the county your ancestor was from.

For places where regiments and battalions recruited during the War, visit the pages below.

Pennsylvania Regiments

Battles Fought in Pennsylvania


Service Records

The Family History Library and the National Archives have the:

Pension Records

1840 Census

Regimental Rosters

Regimental rosters with biographical information of Pennsylvania soldiers are published in:

Committees of Safety

Guides to Military Units

For guidebooks to Pennsylvania's military units for the Revolutionary War, the following sources are helpful:

  • Lynn, John W. Pennsylvania Lineages of Revolutionary War Regiments. Grand Junction, Colo.: Lynn Research, 1986. FHL Book 974.8 A1 no. 235.
  • Trussell, John B.B. and Charles C. Dallas. The Pennsylvania Line; Regimental Organization and Operations, 1776-1783. Harrisburg, Pa.: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1977. Digital version at Family History Archive.

Internet Sites