Compiled Revolutionary War Service Records
Fires at the War Department in 1800 and 1814 destroyed many of the federal Revolutionary War records. During the early 1900's the War Department attempted to locate extraneous material that would collaborate a soldier's service record who had applied for pensions or other claims. The resulting group of material is the National Archives collection: War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records.
FootNote has provided scanned images of the documents online as one of their first datasets for genealogists. The documents that were scanned were "abstract cards," 9x4 inch cards. These cards were created by extracting any information about a soldier and documenting that information, one item per card. Also scanned were the transcriptions of documents pertaining only to one soldier, that were done in lieu of a card for that item.
The soldiers came from the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Continental Troops.
The documents that were initially extracted and transcribed, and became a part of this collection are:
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