Revolutionary War Collection, 1776-1976

Call number:  MG-98

3 boxes     40 folders     1.25 cubic ft.

Repository: (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 3

Description:  Contains a variety of materials on the Revolutionary War in Lancaster County and Pennsylvania, including correspondence, military pay certificates, list of prisoners of war, list of males in Lancaster County in 1776, and Continental Hospital Returns 1777-1780. Also includes articles, newspaper clippings, information on soldiers buried in Lancaster County, court papers, Valley Forge article and map, Sons of the Revolution newsletter, and an article about John Paul Jones.

Creator: (Lancaster, Pa.); Lancaster County Historical Society (Pa.)

Conditions for Access:  Restrictions are noted at the item level.

Conditions Governing Reproductions:  Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition:  Items were collected by the Lancaster County Historical Society.


Box 1

Folder 1 List of Males in Lancaster City, 1776

Folder 2 Col. John Ferree’s 1st Battalion of Rifle Men 1776.

Location of Government Buildings in Lancaster, 1776

Folder 3 Letters to Col. James Burd from Capt. James Coedans & the Line of Detachment, 1759-1776

Folder 4 Recruiting Book of Lt Stephen Chambers for the 12th Battalion of Penna. Reg., 1776 “Lancaster Diary, 1776. (Booklet printed 1976)

Folder 5 Four receipts of Captain Stephen Chambers, 1777

Folder 6 Four receipts. Lt. Christian Getty and Captain Stephen Chambers, 1777. The receipt from William Cooke states, “One hundred and eighty dollars equal to Sixty-seven pounds ten shillings.”

Folder 7 Capt. Alex Patterson’s Mens Pay Account, 1777

Folder 8 Five certificates of Military Pay and Delivery of Goods, 1776-1781

Folder 9 Appeal Docket of Lancaster County, 1777 (A detailed list of the appeals made in Lancaster County from the males who did not march.)

Folder 10 Four letters (Robert Beddulph, Col. John Boyd, John A. Zellty, and George W. Reid), 1779-1784

Folder 11 Brigade Orders Book, July 3-October 3, 1779

Folder 12 Printed Recruiting Order signed by Vice President, William Moore, 1780

Folder 13 Booklet. “Continental Hospital Returns 1777-1780” (this lists the names of the wounded and sick admitted to the New Windsor Hospital between 1777-1780), published 1889.

Folder 14 National Archive photocopies. 1783 Letters (Capt. Daniel Joy)

Folder 15 Appeals from Archibald Hul and Robert Cunningham to the Lancaster County Orphan’s Court, December 19, 1785

Folder 16 2 Military Regulations Books owned by James Neal, 1807

Folder 17 Military Regulation Book owned by Gen. Francis Gurney, plus a copy of an article from the Portfolio “Biographic notice of Gen. Francis Gurney,” 1815

Folder 18 Newspaper clippings of War Prisoners held in Lancaster

Folder 19 Various articles that appeared in Historical Society Journals, 1906, 1926-1944

Folder 20 Letters (regarding Col. Thomas Porter, the Forney and the Mosher family) 1921-1948


Box 2

Folder 21 List of Revolutionary War Soldiers of Lancaster County (A-Z) (Please use library copy)

Folder 22 List of Soldiers Buried in Lancaster County (Please use library copy)

Folder 23 Manuscripts. “Revolutionary Soldiers and Patriots of Lancaster County,” by William Frederic Worner

Folder 24 Located graves of soldiers, 1977 (A book from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. This is a national list)

Folder 25 Various church cemetery lists of Revolutionary War Soldiers

Folder 26 Handwritten articles on Dr. David Ramsary ca. 1778 and “Lancaster County Men in the War of the Revolution.”
Folder 27 “Penn Manor Participants in the American Revolution” and “Bicentennial History: Lancaster County (Pa.) and the Revolution” by James A. Jolly, 1975

Folder 28 Various articles, 1777-1948

Folder 29 Valley Forge article and map, “A Winter Day at Valley Forge,” by Henry Martyn Kieffer, 1918

Folder 30 John Paul Jones newspaper article and map, appeared in the Lancaster Sunday News, Nov. 20, 1960

Folder 31 Microfilm Guides to the Pennsylvania State Archives and the National Archives.

Folder 32 Various newspaper articles, 1914-1961

Folder 33 “Our Roots in the Revolution,” 1976. The Sunday News Commemorates The Bicentennial (photocopies)

Folder 34 Old newspaper clippings, 1926-1959

Folder 35 Sons of the Revolution, The General Society, Newsletter, 1996

Folder 36 Booklet. Commemoration of Lancaster in the Revolution, featuring Brigadier Gereral Edward Hand, M. D., 1744 1802.


Box 3

Folder 37  Receipt book of [John Roland]. 1776. Account of rations, 20 October to 25 October. Roll of Capt. John Roland’s Company. 1777. Book was used for penmanship practice. Transferred from MG-266 Daybook, Ledger and Minute Book Collection, Series 14, 16 February 2010.

Folder 38  Receipt book of John Miller. Purchases for the Continental Army. 1781. Transferred from MG-266 Daybook, Ledger and Minute Book Collection, Series 14, 16 February 2010.

Folder 39  Certificate of commission for Jacob Carpenter, Esq. to Lieutenant Colonel of the 5th Battalion of Militia in Lancaster County. 10 May 1780. Transferred from the Objects Collection, Drawer 7.

Folder 40 Oath of Affirmation of Allegiance and Fidelity as directed by an Act of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania passed the 13th day of June 1777. A copy of the lists of names submitted to the recorder of deeds of the county of Lancaster who have taken the oath or affirmation of allegiance, 1777 & 1778. Transferred from the Document Collection Box 8, Folder 13 on 14 January 2014.