Revolutionary War Unit Histories
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Knowing the history of your ancestor’s military unit can help you find a place of residence at the time of enlistment or help you find a death place. The following sources are helpful in identifying Revolutionary War regiments:
- Berg, Fred Anderson. Encyclopedia of Continental Army Units, Battalions, Regiments, and Independent Corps. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole Books, 1972. (FHL book 973 M2be.) Provides a brief organizational sketch of each unit in the Continental Army and lists the commanding officers.
- Wright, Robert K. The Continental Army. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, United States Army, 1983. (FHL book 973 M2wr.) Includes extensive bibliographies, maps, and brief histories of every permanent unit in the Continental Army.
- Anthony Walker. So few the brave : Rhode Island continentals, 1775-1783.Newport, Rhode Island : Seafield Press, 1981. FHL 974.5 M2w
- Orderly book and journals kept by Connecticut men while taking part in the American Revolution, 1775-1778.Hartford, Connecticut : Connecticut Historical Society, 1899 Digital Book
- Joseph Lee Boyle. Fire cake and water : the Connecticut infantry at the Valley Forge encampment.Baltimore, Maryland : Clearfield Company, c1999
- Frederic Kidder. History of the First New Hampshire regiment in the war of the revolution.Albany : J. Munsell, 1868. Digital Book
- Nathan Goold. Col. James Scamman's 30th Regiment of foot, 1775 Massachusetts
- Nathan Goold.History of Colonel Edmund Phinney's Eighteenth Continental Regiment : twelve months' service in 1776 : with complete muster-rolls of the companies. Massachusetts
- A brief history of the North Carolina Troops of the Continental establishment, in the War of the Revolution : with a register of officers of the same Philadelphia, Pa. : [s.n., 1896]
- John B.B. Trussell, Jr. The Pennsylvania line; regimental organization and operations, 1776-1783.Harrisburg, Pennsylvania : Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1977. Digital Book
- E. M. Sanchez-Saavedra, comp. A guide to Virginia military organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787.Richmond, Virginia : Virginia State Library, 1978975.5 M2s
- M. Lee Minnis. The First Virginia Regiment of Foot, 1775-1783.Lovettsville, Virginia : Willow Bend Books, c1998