This database contains images of about 35,500 miscellaneous numbered Revolutionary War records, also known as the “Manuscript File.” These records cover topics such as military operations, military service of individuals, pay and settlement of accounts, and military supplies.
Some of the records included in this collection are originals and some are copies. Most of the original records date from 1775-1790. Some of them date from later years; these generally regarded the settling of accounts and granting of pensions. Copied records were created by the War Department in the 1890s.
Information taken from the Descriptive Pamphlet to Miscellaneous Numbered Records (The Manuscript File) in the War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, 1775-1790s, Microfilm Publication M859.