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Using Revolutionary War Pension Files to Find Family InformationPrologue article, by Jean Nudd

Prisoners during the Revolutionary War, 1776–1783

Revolutionary War Service, 1775–1783

American Revolution Records Digitized by our Partners

The Revolutionary War Prize Cases: Records of the Court of Appeal in Cases of Capture, 1776-1787

Final Revolutionary War Pension Payment Vouchers: Georgia

Final Revolutionary War Pension Payment Vouchers: Delaware

Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783

 Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files


U.S. Revolutionary War Bounty Land Warrants Used in the U.S. Military District of Ohio and Relating Papers (Acts of 1788, 1803, and 1806), 1788-1806

 Numbered Records Books Concerning Military Operations and Service, Pay and Settlement of Accounts, and Supplies in the War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records

 Miscellaneous Numbered Records (The Manuscript File) in the War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, 1775-1790's


Images of the American Revolution, lesson plan
Pictures of the Revolutionary War, selected pictures among the audiovisual holdings of the National Archives.

Other Resources

The American Revolution: Military History
Bibliography compiled in 1996 by Janet L. Seymour, Air University Library.
The American Revolution and its Era: Maps & Charts of North American and the West Indies, 1750-1789
This Library of Congress site represents an important historical record of the mapping of North America and the Caribbean.
"The Decisive Day is Come": The Battle of Bunker Hill
Personal accounts, eyewitness descriptions, and contemporary maps and drawings fill this Massachusetts Historical Society site, designed to commemorate the 225th anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Documents on the American Revolution
Hillsdale College, in Michigan, sponsors this site which features Revolutionary War military actions.
The History Place: American Revolution
The History Place offers timelines of early American from the first explorations through the establishment of the new nation.
Liberty! The American Revolution
PBS Online and Norwest Corporation present this official online companion to their series of six one-hour documentaries originally broadcast on PBS in November 1997.
Religion and the American Revolution
A Library of Congress online version of an exhibit on religion and the founding of the American Republic.
Revolutionary War & War of 1812 Historic Preservation Study
The web site of the study of the National Park Service's Historic Preservation Service “1) to gather current information about the significance of, current condition of, and threats to the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 sites, and 2) to present preservation and interpretation alternatives for the sites.”
Spy Letters of the American Revolution
Sponsored by the School of Information at the University of Michigan, this site features the Sir Henry Clinton Collection of the Clements Library.