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Connecticut Officers and Soldiers, 1700s-1800s Military Records



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Comprehensive in its coverage of Connecticut's participation in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War, this unique collection of military records references approximately 167,000 individuals.

Among the resources selected for inclusion in this data set, you'll find one of the most comprehensive works ever published on Connecticut's participation in the American Revolution (The Record of Connecticut Men in the Military and Naval Service During the War of the Revolution, 1775-1783). The great variety of records indexed and collected here include pension lists, muster rolls, pay rolls, accounts, diaries, maps and personal papers.

Since the information contained within this data set varies considerably, what that you'll discover about an ancestor may vary. However, you may have the opportunity to learn the following:

  • Name of individual
  • Names of family members
  • Land transactions that occurred as the result of military service
  • Place of residence
  • Date of enlistment
  • Date of discharge or death
  • Rank
  • Company
  • Dates of service
  • Campaigns the individual was involved in

Copyright information for each volume can be found on its copyright page. If you wish to cite information found in one of this data set's volumes, we recommend using the following format:

Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. Book Title. Place of publication: Publisher. Copyright Date. Page Numbers. Reproduced on Genealogy.com's Online Data Set #120 (Connecticut Officers and Soldiers, 1700s-1800s Military Records).

Books Included in this Data Set

Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French and Indian War, 1755-1762, 2 Volumes
Alfred C. Bates

With reference to more than 17,000 individuals colonists this work represents the most complete record available on Connecticut colonists who took part in the French and Indian War. In addition, you'll find record of approximately 300 men who participated in a 1764 campaign against the Indians that was spawned by the War. The rolls are arranged in chronological order (i.e., by campaign) and then by regiment and company.

For an individual listed, you'll generally learn:

  • Name
  • Date of enlistment
  • Date of discharge or death

Each volume includes an informative introduction as well two indexes - a name index and index to company commanders.

Connecticut Revolutionary Pensioners
Connecticut Society Daughters of the American Revolution

This list of approximately 11,000 Connecticut Revolutionary pensioners provides information not only on pensioners but their widows as well. In all cases the source of the pension record is identified: survivor's file, widow's file, rejected file, or bounty land warrant. Generally, you'll learn:

  • Pensioner's or widow's places of residence
  • Age of pensioner or widow
  • Description of pensioner's military service
  • Date and place of pensioner's death

The Record of Connecticut Men in the Military and Naval Service During the War of the Revolution, 1775-1783
Henry P. Johnston

Because it is such a comprehensive work, The Record of Connecticut Men in the Military and Naval Service During the War of the Revolution, 1775-1783 can serve as the starting point for researching Connecticut's participation in the American Revolution. In more than 780 pages, the volume covers almost all primary sources pertaining to Connecticut men in the Revolution. These records include:

  • Minutes of the General Assembly and Governor's office
  • Muster rolls
  • Pay rolls
  • Accounts
  • Diaries
  • Maps
  • The papers of George Washington and Connecticut Revolutionary governor John Trumbull

The personnel records are arranged by military unit and, then, by date and rank. The work begins with the men who volunteered in response to the Lexington Alarm of 1775 and continues with Connecticut troops in the Continental Army (including the regiments of the Connecticut Line), state troops or levies, the Connecticut militia, Connecticut naval units, and, finally, miscellaneous rolls and pension lists. Lists of Connecticut pensioners found in the 1818 and 1840 U.S. pension lists supplement the rosters themselves.

Supplement to the 'The Record of Connecticut Men in the Military and Naval Service During the War of the Revolution, 1775-1783'
Volume I: Rolls and Lists of Connecticut Men in the Revolution, 1775-1783
Volume II: Lists and Returns of Connecticut Men in the Revolution, 1775-1783
Connecticut Historical Society

Originally published as volumes VIII and XII of Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society, these two volumes contain all of the Revolutionary War service records held by the Connecticut Historical Society. At least half of the records in Volume I pertain to militia or naval units and most of the rosters provide the following information:

  • Company
  • Rank
  • Dates of service
  • Campaigns the individual was involved in
Volume II is a comprehensive roster of the thousands of soldiers of the Connecticut Line who served in the Revolution. For each of the individuals identified in volume II, you'll learn their hometown or place of birth. Together these two volumes contain references to nearly 30,000 Connecticut soldiers of the Revolutionary era.

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