Revolutionary War Manuscript File

Records: 6,714 · Complete: 5%

Most of the records are unbound papers, many were once part of bound volumes, and about a third of the documents in the file are handwritten and printed copies of records, mainly records of soldiers of particular states. Records include pay accounts; certificates of non-indebtedness; commissions; correspondence between military officers; letters sent and received; enlistment papers; oaths of allegiance; receipts for supplies; statements of service performed by individuals; and many other types of records.

Example Records

Source Information

Fold3, Revolutionary War Manuscript File (/title/910/revolutionary-war-manuscript-file :accessed October 25, 2020), database and images,

Publication Title
Revolutionary War Manuscript File
Total Records
Records: 6,714 · Complete: 5%
Content Source
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Published on Fold3
February 12, 2014
Last Updated
February 13, 2014
NARA M859. Miscellaneous numbered records of Revolutionary War military operations, service of individuals, pay and settlement of accounts, and supplies.