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Revolutionary War (1775-1783)


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The American Revolution was a political upheaval that took place between 1765 and 1783 during which the Thirteen American Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed an independent nation, the United States of America. The American Revolution was the result of a series of social, political, and intellectual transformations in American society, government and ways of thinking. Starting in 1765 the Americans rejected the authority of Parliament to tax them without elected representation; protests continued to escalate, as in the Boston Tea Party of 1773, and the British imposed punitive laws—the Intolerable Acts—on Massachusetts in 1774. In 1774 the Patriots suppressed the Loyalists and expelled all royal officials. Each colony now had a new government that took control. The British responded by sending combat troops to re-establish royal control. Through the Second Continental Congress, the Patriots fought the British in the American Revolutionary War (1775 - 1783).



Learning Center Videos:



Revolutionary War Research 60 minutes Watch Video (broken link)
Revolutionary War Military Records 34 minutes Watch Video (broken link)





Headstones and Markers Veterans Administration (broken link)

Nationwide Gravesite Locator Veterans Administration

SAR, Valuable tips on locating, marking and registering patriot grave sites

The Genealogy Register Cemetery


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Miscellaneous References - Publications:


Colonial and Revolutionary History of Upper South Carolina, by Dr. J. B. O. Lanadrum,  1897 (Available at Powdersville Library, 864-295-1190, extension@andersonlibrary.org)

Muster and Pay Rolls of the War of the Revolution 1775-1783, by Collections of the New York HIstorical Society for the year 1914 (Available at Easley Library, 864-850-7077, reference@pickens.lib.sc.us)

The Pension Lists of 1792-1795, by June Clark Hartel 1991 (Available at Easley Library, 864-850-7077, reference@pickens.lib.sc.us)

Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants, by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck 1996 (Available at Easley Library, 864-850-7077, reference@pickens.lib.sc.us)

Roster of SC Patriots in the American Revolution, by Bobby Gilmer Moss 1983 (Available at Easley Library, 864-850-7077, reference@pickens.lib.sc.us)

South Carolina Revolutionary War Indents, A Schedule, by John Lennell Andrew (Available at Easley Library, 864-850-7077, reference@pickens.lib.sc.us)

South Carolinians in the Revolutionary War with Service Records and Misc. Data, by Sara Sullivan Ervin (Available at Easley Library, 864-850-7077, reference@pickens.lib.sc.us)



Miscellaneous References:


15 Steps In Military Research - My Journey Back To 1725, Samples of information contained in Confederate, Union and Revolutionary documents provided by State Archives and National Archives & Records Administration.

- Revolutionary War Muster Roll


Cyndi's List - Military

GoldenCorner Military Land Petitions, Land Warrants & Plat Records

NARA Research Order Forms Military Records

National Archives Transcript - Declaration of Independence

National Archives Transcript - The Constitution

National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program (broken link)

National Park Service Revolutionary Battles (broken link)

Revolutionary War Flags (broken link)

SC Department of Archives & History Search Engine

SC Children of the American Revolution

SC Daughters of the American Revolution (broken link)

SC Federal Pension Report 1835 - Pension files may be ordered from NARA

SC Military Records

SC Society Sons of the American Revolution (broken link)

SCIWAY- Revolutionary War Engagements SC

Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution

The Winning of Independence 1777-1783







Photographs & Sketches:


NARA Revolutionary War pictures




Songs of the Confederacy:


Music of the Revolutionary War (broken link)