Category: American Revolution

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American Revolution

The American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), the American War of Independence, or simply the Revolutionary War, began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and American colonists. It gradually grew into a world war between Britain on one side and the United States, France, Netherlands and Spain on the other. The main result was an American victory, with mixed results for the other powers.

Category Instructions

In development. Please use {{1776|category=American Revolution}} until the instructions are finalized. Thank you! Cooper-1 19:06, 30 June 2017 (EDT)

To add your ancestor to the 1776 Project, we are using the following basic category structure:

<country or state>, <war> for each country that is involved
<service branch>, <war> for each military branch of the <country> that is involved in the war
<unit>, <service branch>, <war> down to the regiment/equivalent size, depending on the specific war/period, other size units might be included.

You will choose the most specific category your documentation supports. You will usually only use one category, so you can choose from one of the following examples, or from any of the battles and topics on this page.

For example, you could choose the most accurate/specific of the following military categories:

. American Revolution
... United States of America, American Revolution
..... Continental Army, American Revolution
..... Connecticut, American Revolution
....... Connecticut Line, American Revolution
......... 1st Connecticut Provincial Regiment (1775), Continental Army, American Revolution
......... 2nd Connecticut Provincial Regiment (1775), Continental Army, American Revolution
....... Connecticut Militia, American Revolution
......... 11th Regiment of Militia, Connecticut Militia, American Revolution
..... Georgia, American Revolution
.........1st Georgia Regiment (1775), Continental Army, American Revolution
......... 2nd Georgia Regiment (1776), Continental Army, American Revolution
....... Georgia Militia, American Revolution
..... Continental Navy, American Revolution
....... Continental Navy Ships, American Revolution
......... USS Bonhomme Richard (1765), Continental Navy, American Revolution
....... Continental Marines, American Revolution
... Great Britain, American Revolution
..... British Army, American Revolution
....... 1st Regiment of Foot, British Army, American Revolution
..... British Navy, American Revolution
... France, American Revolution
... Spain, American Revolution

Other categories can be taken from

NOTE: Some of the categories on the American_Revolution list to not need the American Revolution delimiter. For example, [[Category:Battle of King%27s Mountain]] comes up in a red color if you use the American Revolution. If your category comes up red, try deleting the American Revolution part of the code.

To assign an ancestor to the 1776 Project and a category, you will use the {{1776|category=xxx}} format, such as:
{{1776|category=American Founding Fathers}}
{{1776|category=Continental Army, American Revolution}}
{{1776|category=Great Britain, American Revolution}}
{{1776|category=United States of America, American Revolution}} See above for military examples
{{1776|category=Patriots, American Revolution}}
{{1776|category=Civil Service, American Revolution}}
{{1776|category=Loyalists, American Revolution}} Those Loyalist who may have gone to Canada, the Bahamas or stayed in the USA, but are not ancestors of United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada members.
{{1776|category=United Empire Loyalists, American Revolution}} Only for Loyalists who are ancestors of United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada members
{{1776|category=Hessians, American Revolution}}

To assign only a category (and not the 1776 Project), such as adding an additional category to an ancestor's profile, you will use the {{Blue|[[Category:xxx]]}} format. For example:
[[Category:NSSAR Patriot Ancestors, American Revolution]]
[[Category:Society of the Cincinnati, American Revolution]]
[[Category:Sons of Liberty, American Revolution]]

In practical application, for example, for, I would code him (above the == Biography == section) as: {{1776|category=Pennsylvania, American Revolution}} because I know he was an Ensign from Pennsylvania, but I don't know his military unit.

For, I would code him as {{1776|category=Rhode Island, American Revolution}} because I know he was a Sergeant from Rhode Island, but I don't know his military unit. If we knew he was in the Rhode Island Militia, we would code him {{1776|category=Rhode Island Militia, American Revolution}}.

Most people will get their information from the DAR and have to include the == Source == citation approved by the DAR. That code is {{DAR-grs | Axxxxx | Patriot's Name | Date the record was accessed}}

Separate from the DAR Source citation which goes in the == Sources == section, you can also apply the NSSAR template and add their insignia in a separate box. The NSSAR code is: {{NSSAR Patriot Ancestor | sar-number = P-xxxxxx | rank = Sergeant}} and it should be placed just above the == Biography == section.

If you have questions, please contact Kitty Cooper-1 Smith or Michael Stills-18. Thank you!

Major Conflicts

Battles of Lexington and Concord
Siege of Boston
Battle of Ticonderoga
Battle of Bunker Hill
Siege of Fort St. Jean; 17 September - 3 November 1775.
Battle of Quebec; 31 December 1775.
Snow Campaign
Battle of Long Island
Battle of Harlem Heights example
Battle of White Plains
Battle of Trenton
Battle of Assunpink Creek - the Second Battle of Trenton
Battle of Princeton
Battle of Oriskany
Battle of Bennington
Battle of Brandywine Creek
Battle of Paoli
Battle of Ridgefield
Battle of Saratoga
Capture of Philadelphia
Battle of Matson's Ford
Battle of Germantown
Battle of Monmouth
Capture of Savannah
Battle of Baton Rouge
Battle of Kettle Creek
Battle of Vincennes
Battle of Stono Ferry
Siege of Charleston
Battle of Camden
Battle of King's Mountain
Battle of Ramsour's Mill
Battle of Cowpens
Battle of Guilford Court House
Siege of Ninety Six
Battle of Eutaw Springs
Siege of Augusta
Siege of Yorktown
Battle of Groton Heights

Frontier warfare during the American Revolution

Frontier warfare
Chickamauga wars (1776-1794)
Battle of Oriskany (1777)
Wyoming Valley Massacre (1778)
Battle at Cobleskill(1778)
Cherry Valley Massacre (1778)
Sullivan Expedition (1779)
Battle of Blue Licks (1782)
Siege of Fort Henry (1782)

Continental Army

Army officers
Continental Line - The Continental Army - Regiments of the Continental Army

Continental Navy

Continental Navy officers
Ships of the Continental Navy

Revolutionary Militia

Revolutionary Militia officers
Revolutionary Militia units


Loyalists (American Revolution)

British Army

British Generals
British units in the American Revolutionary War
British Soldiers

American Revolution Veterans/Patriots of Descendant Organizations

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
National Society Sons of the American Revolution
Society of the Cincinnati

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