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Compiled Service Records of Soldiers Who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War, compiled 1894 - ca. 1912, documenting the period 1775 - 1784

ARC Identifier 570910 / MLR Number A1 17

Series from Record Group 93: War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, 1709 - 1939

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Creator(s):War Department. The Adjutant General's Office. (03/04/1907 - 09/18/1947) (Most Recent)
War Department. Record and Pension Office. (1892 - 05/11/1904) (Predecessor)
Type(s) of Archival Materials:Textual Records

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Inclusive Dates:1894 - ca. 1912
Coverage Dates:1775 - 1784
Date Note:The compilation of the military service records from the War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records was begun in 1894 under the direction of the Record and Pension Office.
Part Of:Record Group 93: War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, 1709 - 1939
Includes: 1 file unit described in ARCSearch within this Series
Arrangement:Arranged in jackets (envelopes) under the designation "Continental Troops" or alphabetically by State, thereunder by organization, and thereunder alphabetically by soldier's surname. Arrangements of cards within jackets is generally chronological by year. At the end of the series are files relating to members of the Departments of the Quartermaster General and the Commissary General of Military Stores.
Function and Use:Most of the records of the American Army from the Revolutionary War era that were in the custody of the War Department were destroyed by fire in 1800 or in 1814. The War Department's Collection of Revolutionary War Records was begun in 1873 by means of purchase, gifts, or transfers from other agencies. The compilation of military service records was begun in 1894, under the direction of the War Department's Record and Pension Office. Information about individual soldiers was meticulously copied onto cards as a means of consolidating information about individuals, as well as preserving the original source documents, including muster rolls, pay rolls, returns, and other records.
Access Restriction(s):Unrestricted
Use Restriction(s):Unrestricted
Microform Publication(s) Available:M881, Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War.
Finding Aid Type:Index
Finding Aid Note:General Index to Compiled Military Service Records of Revolutionary War Soldiers, microfilmed as M860 (58 rolls)
Online Resource:Footnote
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Online Resource Note:Records in this series have been digitized and made available online by our partner,, for a fee. The digitized records on are available free of charge in all NARA Research Rooms, including those in our regional archives and Presidential Libraries.
Variant Control Number(s):HMS/MLR Entry Number: A1 17
Inventory Entry Number: PI144 17
Search Identifier: siFootnote Revolution and the New Nation
Search Identifier: siFootnote Veterans
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