Do you have a great Revolutionary War or 1776 Resource?

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We have a new 1776 Project Resource Page. If you have a reliable resource that isn’t already listed, please add it to our page! 

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Alpha listings by volume mostly MA, some NH are included. Not all volumes are online.  Some are at archive. org.  Others on HathiTrust.  LN spellings may vary in records, so its necessary to check variant spellings. ie. Howard/Harwood/Heyward

Massachusetts soldiers and sailors of the Revolutionary War. A compilation from the archives, prepared and published by the Secretary of the Commonwealth in accordance with chapter 100, resolves of 1891.

https://archive.org/details/massachusettssolmpazmass&autoplay=1&playset=1  Scroll to bottom of page to see other volumes.

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008555379 has several, includes alpha ranges.

answered by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (608k points)
Thanks so much! I will sort the resources by state on the page which makes more sense and will make everything easier to find!
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answered by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (608k points)
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answered by David Douglass G2G6 Mach 7 (70k points)
Thanks David! I’ll add these as well.
The only catch is that to use Family Search search functions you have to be a member now.  But membership , like here at Wikitree is free and signing up is easy.
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I am a DAR member and would be happy to research for anyone. They are a great resource.
answered by Carol Sullivan G2G6 Mach 1 (16.5k points)
Thanks! I will add you to the research help section!!
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I have copy of Robert K. Wright, Jr., The Continental Army, an official history commissioned by the U.S. Army's Center of Military History (Washington, DC: 1989). Among other things, the volume describes the evolution, organization, and officers of each of the regiments in the Continental Army.

answered by Jim Moore G2G5 (5.1k points)
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The very best I've encountered is the pension files, originally sourced to the National Archives.  Ancestry has them digitized.  I've found so much amazing information in those files about service, ancestry and descendants.
answered by K. Anonymous G2G6 Mach 1 (19.6k points)
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I went to the project page but no way to add. These Books have relevant information but are not dedicated 'Revolution' treatises.

John Leigh of Agawam (Ipswich), Massachusetts, 1634-1671, and his descendents of the name Lee. Compiled by William Lee. Heritage Books 1998 MD .

John Long's Voyages and Travels 1768-1788 , Milo Milton Quaife, Lakeside Press 1922.

Benjamin Franklin An American Life, Walter Isaacson, Simon & Schuster paperbacks, 2004

The Brethren in Virginia, Roger E. Sappington, The Committee For Brethren History in Virginia. 1973. - roughly the first 45 pages

Post Revolution :

Washington Cavalcade, Charles Hurd. Dutton.  1948 . -first few chapters tie from Revolution.
 

Name dropping but possibly helpful:
Reliable historical novels;
Proud Destiny, Lion Feuchtwanger, Viking Press, 1947.

Lydia Bailey, by Kenneth Roberts, Doubleday. 1947. Touches on more Revolutions than American.

( Pre revolution events in England and the Esmond family immigration to America)The History of Henry Esmond, William Makepeace Thackery, DeLuxe Editions Club

Maybe not GREAT resources, but I hope it helps someone.
answered by Gail Smith G2G6 (6.7k points)
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Amrev-Hessians@rootsweb.com for information and networking with researchers of the Hessian soldiers in the American Revolutionary War. The researchers are seeking and offering both genealogical and scholarly information.
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Revwarapps.org
answered by Eileen Bradley G2G6 Mach 1 (12.4k points)
one of my favorite sources!
Mine too. I can spend hours reading  pension application statements. Weird.
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Revolutionary War Soldier Buried in Delaware County (Indiana)

https://archive.org/details/revolutionarywar00daug/page/n5

answered by Judith Weeks G2G4 (4.6k points)
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The Adventures of Ebenezer Fox, in the Revolutionary War ... – Ebenezer Fox

https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=semadMX5R74C&hl=en&pg=GBS.PA1

answered by Judith Weeks G2G4 (4.6k points)
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History of New York During the Revolutionary War: And of the Leading Events in the Other Colonies at that Period, Volume 1

answered by Judith Weeks G2G4 (4.6k points)
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Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War, McAllister's Data – Joseph Thompson McAllister

https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=KKc-AAAAYAAJ&hl=en&pg=GBS.PP1

answered by Judith Weeks G2G4 (4.6k points)
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Virginia Genealogies, A Genealogy of the Glassell Family of Scotland and Virginia : Also of the Families of Ball, Brown, Bryan, Conway, Daniel, Ewell, Holladay, Lewis, Littlepage, Moncure, Peyton, Robinson, Scott, Taylor, Wallace, and Others, of Virginia and Maryland – Horace Edwin Hayden

https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=SJcsAAAAYAAJ&pg=GBS.PP1

answered by Judith Weeks G2G4 (4.6k points)
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History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches – J. Smith Futhey, Gilbert Cope

A search under revolutionary produces biographies of a number of individuals who had served in the Revolutionary War.

https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=jcYxAQAAMAAJ&pg=GBS.PA1

answered by Judith Weeks G2G4 (4.6k points)
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https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=L0kVAAAAYAAJ&pg=GBS.PA376

Another Book with biographies and information available under the search 'Revolutionary'

The Journal of the Reverend Silas Constant, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Yorktown, New York, With Some of the Records of the Church and a List of His Marriages, 1784-1825, Together with Notes on the Nelson, Van Cortlandt, Warren, and Some Other Families Mentioned in the Journal – Silas Constant, Emily Warren Roebling

Screen reader users, this volume is not available in flowing text mode
answered by Judith Weeks G2G4 (4.6k points)
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The Commander-in-chief's Guard, Revolutionary War – Carlos Emmor Godfrey

https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=viwRAQAAMAAJ&hl=en&pg=GBS.PA9

answered by Judith Weeks G2G4 (4.6k points)
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Some Colonial Mansions and Those who Lived in Them, With Genealogies of the Various Families Mentioned – Thomas Allen Glenn

https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=rmZWAAAAMAAJ&pg=GBS.PA73

answered by Judith Weeks G2G4 (4.6k points)
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The following volume has several articles which refer to the Revolutionary War as well as some listing of names.

New York Genealogical and Bibliographical Record Devoted to the Interests of American Genealogy and Biography – New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=D55TAAAAcAAJ&pg=GBS.PP1

answered by Judith Weeks G2G4 (4.6k points)

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