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The Revolutionary War pension files for all 80,000 [http://www.fold3.com/title_467/revolutionary_war_pensions pension and bounty-land warrant applications] are now available online at [http://www.fold3.com Fold3.com] ($). Fold3 is available free at some libraries.
 
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In 1775, when the American Revolution began, there was no regular army.  Instead each colony defended itself with a militia made up of local men. With few exceptions, any male 16 or older was expected to participate in the milita. By 1776 Washington had an army of 20,000 men. About one-third came from colonial militia groups, and two-thirds were regular army.
 
 
 
 
 
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[[Image:Revolutionary-war-034-1-.jpg|thumb|425px|<center>Washington at Princeton, Jan. 3, 1777. Lithograph by D. McLellan, 1853</center>]]<div style="float: right; width: 93%">The American Revolutionary War was fought from 1775 to 1783.&nbsp; It was also known as the American War of Independence. The Revolutionary War began with the confrontation between British troops and local militia at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, on 19 April 1775. Throughout the war, state troops and local militias supplemented the Continental (Federal) Army. The total number of men who served is not known. Men between the ages of 16 and 60 may have served during the war in either the Continental Army, State Line Troops, or local militia mustered to help the Continental Troops.</div>
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<div style="float: right; width: 97%">[[Image:Revolutionary-war-034-1-.jpg|thumb|left|425px]]The American Revolutionary War was fought from 1775 to 1783.&nbsp; It was also known as the American War of Independence. The Revolutionary War began with the confrontation between British troops and local militia at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, on 19 April 1775. Throughout the war, state troops and local militias supplemented the Continental (Federal) Army. The total number of men who served is not known. Men between the ages of 16 and 60 may have served during the war in either the Continental Army, State Line Troops, or local militia mustered to help the Continental Troops.<br><br>
  
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'''<u>New England</u>'''  
 
'''<u>New England</u>'''  
  
*[[Connecticut Military Records#Revolutionary_War_.281775-1783.29_to_Mexican_War_.281846-1848.29|Connecticut]]  
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*[[Connecticut Military Records#Revolutionary_War_.281775-1783.29|Connecticut]]  
*[[Massachusetts Military Records#Revolutionary War (1775-1783)|Massachusetts]]  
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*[[Massachusetts Military Records#Revolutionary_War_.281775-1783.29|Massachusetts]]  
*[[New Hampshire Military Records#Revolutionary War (1775-1783)|New Hampshire]]  
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'''<u>Middle Colonies</u>'''  
 
'''<u>Middle Colonies</u>'''  
  
*[[Delaware Military Records#Revolutionary War (1775-1783)|Delaware]]  
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'''<u>Southern Colonies</u>'''  
  
*[[Georgia Military Records#Revolutionary War (1775-1783)|Georgia]]  
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*[[Maryland Military Records#Revolutionary War (1775-1783)|Maryland]]  
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*[[North Carolina Military Records#Revolutionary War (1775-1783)|North Carolina]]  
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*[[South Carolina Military Records#Revolutionary War (1775-1783)|South Carolina]]  
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*[[Virginia Military Records#Revolutionary War (1775-1783)|Virginia]]
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'''<u>Canada Remained Loyal to Britain</u>'''  
'''<u>Canada Remained Loyal</u>'''  
 
  
*[[Canada Military Records#U.S. Revolution (1775–1783)|Lower (Québec)]]  
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The Revolutionary War was fought before these states existed. However, many of these states have information specific to their area on individuals that served in the war and later lived in these states.
 
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*[[Alabama Military Records#Revolutionary_War_.281775-1783.29|Alabama]]  
*[[Alabama Military Records#Revolutionary War (1775-1783)|Alabama]]  
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*[[Arkansas Military Records#Revolutionary_War_.281775-1783.29|Arkansas]]  
*[[Arkansas Military Records#Revolutionary War (1775-1783)|Arkansas]]  
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*[[District of Columbia Military Records#Revolutionary War (1775-1783)|District of Columbia]]  
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*[[Florida Military Records#Revolutionary_War_.281775-1783.29|Florida]]  
*[[Florida Military Records#Revolutionary War (1775-1783)|Florida]]  
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*[[Illinois Military Records#Revolutionary War (1775-1783)|Illinois]]  
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*[[Iowa Military Records#Revolutionary War (1775-1783)|Iowa]]  
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*[[Louisiana Military Records#Revolutionary_War_.281775-1783.29|Louisiana]]  
*[[Louisiana Military Records#Revolutionary War (1775-1783)|Louisiana]]  
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*[[Kentucky Military Records#Revolutionary War (1775-1783)|Kentucky]]  
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*[[Maine Military Records#Revolutionary War (1775-1783)|Maine]]  
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*[[Michigan Military Records#Revolutionary War (1775 to 1783)|Michigan]]  
*[[Michigan Military Records#Revolutionary War (1775 to 1783) to War of 1812 (1812 to 1814)|Michigan]]  
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*[[Missouri Military Records#Revolutionary_War_.281775-1783.29|Missouri]]
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*[[Ohio Military Records#Revolutionary War (1775-1783)|Ohio]]
 
*[[Tennessee Military Records#Revolutionary War (1775-1783)|Tennessee]]
 
*[[Vermont Military Records#Revolutionary War (1775-1783)|Vermont]]
 
*[[West Virginia Military Records#Revolutionary War (1775-1783)|West Virginia]]
 
*[[Wisconsin Military Records#Revolutionary War (1775-1783)|Wisconsin]]
 
 
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*[http://www.dar.org/natsociety/pi_lookup.cfm Patriot Index] (Daughters of the American Revolution)
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/revolutionarywarrecords Ancestry] ($)  
 
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News

The Revolutionary War pension files for all 80,000 pension and bounty-land warrant applications are now available online at Fold3.com ($). Fold3 is available free at some libraries.

Topics
Other Nations
Did You Know?

In 1775, when the American Revolution began, there was no regular army. Instead each colony defended itself with a militia made up of local men. With few exceptions, any male 16 or older was expected to participate in the milita. By 1776 Washington had an army of 20,000 men. About one-third came from colonial militia groups, and two-thirds were regular army.



United States Gotoarrow.png U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png Revolutionary War

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The American Revolutionary War was fought from 1775 to 1783.  It was also known as the American War of Independence. The Revolutionary War began with the confrontation between British troops and local militia at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, on 19 April 1775. Throughout the war, state troops and local militias supplemented the Continental (Federal) Army. The total number of men who served is not known. Men between the ages of 16 and 60 may have served during the war in either the Continental Army, State Line Troops, or local militia mustered to help the Continental Troops.

Original British Colonies

New England

Middle Colonies

Southern Colonies

Canada Remained Loyal to Britain

State Revolutionary War Records

The Revolutionary War was fought before these states existed. However, many of these states have information specific to their area on individuals that served in the war and later lived in these states.

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