Lineage Society, Sources of Service

What’s “Connecticut Men in the Revolution”?

“Connecticut Men in the Revolution” is the shorthand used by many lineage society researchers for a publication authorized by the State of Connecticut in 1889 entitled The Record of Connecticut Men in the Military and Naval Service during the War of the Revolution. A derivative source, it draws from a number of original sources, including: the minutes of the General Assembly, the Governor and Council; pay-rolls and pay tables; records from the Connecticut State Library and Connecticut Historical Society; records of the Connecticut “Line” held by the National Archives; the Trumbull papers; and more. The information is organized chronologically, beginning with Lexington and Concord. While The Record of Connecticut Men in the Military and Naval Service during the War of the Revolution is a derivative source – one that takes its information from other sources and thus should be used with care – it is generally considered to be accurate. It can currently be used for an application to the Sons or Daughters of the American Revolution as a source of service.