Jeannette Holland Austin
2 min readMay 13, 2024
Stories of Revolutionary War as told by the soldiers who fought in the battles

Did you know that over 230,000 soldiers fought in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, not counting the militia companies and that more than 80,000 soldiers applied for pensions?

The 80,000 records include a single card or from 1 to 200 pages of information! However, the typical file size of about 30 pages includes sufficient information about the enlistment dates, battles, and the officers under whom the veteran served. It also includes birth dates, locations, and bible…

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