Is there a “died while fighting the Revolutionary War” category/sticker?

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As I work on my Sinclair/Sinkler families, I am finding most of the men old enough or young enough to fight in the Revolutionary War did so participate. I am also, unfortunately, finding a few who died while fighting. Two I am currently working on are:

Ebenezer Sinkler died on October 7, 1777 at the Battle of Saratoga. (Col Richard Sinkler’s brother.)

Bradbury Sinkler died on March 5, 1778 at Valley Forge. (Col Richard Sinkler’s son.)

I could not find a category for lives lost in the battles of the Revolutionary War. I did find the Battle of Saratoga category, but not “died at” categories. Do they exist? Thank you!

Missy smiley

WikiTree profile: Ebenezer Sinkler
in WikiTree Help by Missy Berryann G2G6 Mach 8 (84.0k points)

The commendation provided by Daughters  / Sons of the American Revolution  usually include the position held during that war including actual combatants and usually have a with their records information on their DOB / DOD 

There are or were a number of sources for where those people were buried and quite often stated (in the source) in what battle they died or because of what battle, they died

At WikiTree itself Category: American Revolution and this quite extensive, judging by the Contents listed and it includes the subsections of Wounded, MIA, and Killed in Action 

I am only just starting Revolutionary War research. I found a Revolutionary War Roll where it is written in next to Bradbury Sinkler “dead March 5, 1778.” Is that what you are referring to? (The link is on his page.) It does not say where he was buried. He is written up in the books as having died “at Valley Forge.” It does not say he was sick (as others do say). His two brothers were in camp when he died and his brother, Joshua, (my ancestor) was sick while in camp, but did not die.

I did some reading about the templates and I do not understand. To me, I am understanding that there is no category for “killed at Valley Forge” or “killed at the battle of Saratoga.” I do not directly descend from Bradbury or Ebenezer. (I do descend from Bradbury’s brother, Joshua, who served and survived the war.)

Thank you for your help!

To start with, there's a page on Templates at WikiTree which careful study will probably explain just about all there is to know about them ... I'd suggest reading it through slowly more than twice just to be sure most of the info is picked up 

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Missy, first consider the length of the RW and that the term of service was something like 3 months or 6 months and that only a certain portion of men re-upped ... that the pledge was something like land (warrant, grant, whatever it was) for service ... you might want to become familiar with the terms of service and the conditions they served in 

There is a site that contains information -- I (on google) the search term 'national list of revolutionary war combatants

The American Revolution | National Archives

There may be more sites that feature this information and more details that this one search term found

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check out the Roll of Honor Sticker Stickers for KIA, MIA, etc

Thank you!! That is exactly what I need. wink

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