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<div style="float: right; width: 72%"><center>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Revolutionary_War,_1775_to_1783|Revolutionary War]]''</center><br><!-- Introduction goes below here--> <div style="float: right; width: 97%">[[Image:Revolutionary-war-034-1-.jpg|thumb|left|425px|Revolutionary-war-034-1-.jpg|<center>Washington at Princeton</center>]]The American Revolutionary War was fought from 1775 to 1783.&nbsp; It was also known as the American War of Independence. The Revolutionary War began with the confrontation between British troops and local militia at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, on 19 April 1775. Throughout the war, state troops and local militias supplemented the Continental (Federal) Army. The total number of men who served is not known. Men between the ages of 16 and 60 may have served during the war in either the Continental Army, State Line Troops, or local militia mustered to help the Continental Troops.<br><br>  
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<div style="float: right; width: 97%">[[Image:Revolutionary-war-034-1-.jpg|thumb|left|425px]]The American Revolutionary War was fought from 1775 to 1783.&nbsp; It was also known as the American War of Independence. The Revolutionary War began with the confrontation between British troops and local militia at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, on 19 April 1775. Throughout the war, state troops and local militias supplemented the Continental (Federal) Army. The total number of men who served is not known. Men between the ages of 16 and 60 may have served during the war in either the Continental Army, State Line Troops, or local militia mustered to help the Continental Troops.<br><br>
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== <center>State Revolutionary War Records</center>  ==
 
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The Revolutionary War was fought before these states existed. However, many of these states have information specific to their area on individuals that served in the war and later lived in these states.  
 
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In 1775, when the American Revolution began, there was no regular army. Instead each colony defended itself with a militia made up of local men. With few exceptions, any male 16 or older was expected to participate in the milita. By 1776 Washington had an army of 20,000 men. About one-third came from colonial militia groups, and two-thirds were regular army.


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The American Revolutionary War was fought from 1775 to 1783.  It was also known as the American War of Independence. The Revolutionary War began with the confrontation between British troops and local militia at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, on 19 April 1775. Throughout the war, state troops and local militias supplemented the Continental (Federal) Army. The total number of men who served is not known. Men between the ages of 16 and 60 may have served during the war in either the Continental Army, State Line Troops, or local militia mustered to help the Continental Troops.

Original British Colonies

New England

Middle Colonies

Southern Colonies

Canada Remained Loyal to Britain

State Revolutionary War Records

The Revolutionary War was fought before these states existed. However, many of these states have information specific to their area on individuals that served in the war and later lived in these states.

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