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

"Miscellaneous Numbered Records (The Manuscript File) in the War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, 1775-1790's" database with images Fold3 ( accessed January 17, 2021)

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