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A man born between 1730 and 1765 who lived in Massachusetts is probably listed in some form of military record. If he supported the rebellion, he may be mentioned in records as a rebel, patriot, or Whig. Those who opposed the rebellion were Loyalists or Tories. For detailed records of the [[Revolutionary War, 1775 to 1783|Revolutionary War]], see:
*'''1775-1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2548057|Massachusetts, Revolutionary War, Index Cards to Muster Rolls, 1775-1783}}, Indexat [ FamilySearch] — index and images
*''Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War''. 17 Volumes. Boston, Massachusetts: Wright and Potter Printing, 1896-1908. {{FHL|213956|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 M23m}}; {{FHL|213956|item|disp=films 238343-59}} and {{FHL|213956|item|disp=FHL fiche 6046890}} Lists soldier's name, commander's name, county of enlistment, service dates, unit, age, and stature.
*White, Virgil D. ''Genealogical Abstracts of the Revolutionary War Pension Files''. Four Volumes. Waynesboro, Tennessee: National Historical Publishing, 1990. {{FHL|476517|disp=FHL book 973 M28g}} Includes names, dates, places, battles fought, and some personal and family information.
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