Lineage Society, Sources of Service

A digital collection covering Connecticut in the American Revolution

Thanks to the Connecticut Historical Society, a collection of Revolutionary War era manuscripts are now available for viewing on the Connecticut Digital Archive. This diverse collection includes images of several orderly books, hospital records, correspondence, muster and pay rolls, and more. Of particular interest is a document attesting that Backus Fox, a man held in slavery, was enlisted in the Revolutionary Army by his enslaver. A number of these documents can be used to substantiate service for the Sons of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Per the Connecticut Historical Society, low resolution versions of the documents can be downloaded for personal or educational use from the Digital Archives. Other uses will require permission. If you are unable to download from the image page, consider switching web browsers.