Revolutionary War Rolls
The Revolutionary War Rolls were filmed by the National Archives in 1957. They consist of two rolls of microfilm, an index roll that includes all the colonies/ states and their military organizations during the Revolution, and a second roll of actual records, which only includes the information for South Carolina units. These records have not been transcribed and are sometimes hard to read, as the film is comprised of duplicates of the original records.
Roll 1C: This roll of film contains the index for the second roll of material. It is indexed by the name of the organization or unit, which are then given a corresponding number, 1-12. The index also lists the commanding officers for each organization. The second roll of film is organized by military organization, 1-12, and then is broken down further by commanding officer and his regiment/ unit. To find an individual on Roll 2C, a researcher must know what unit/organization the soldier would have served in, since there is no index for individual troops (please see example sheets.) The twelve organizations for South Carolina are on pages 103-104.
If the researcher doesn’t already know what unit the troop was in, they can refer to Moss, Bobby Gilmer. Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution, which is cataloged as 973.3457 MOSS. The book lists all known SC patriots in alphabetical order and also lists what organization they served in. With this information, patrons can check the index on Roll 1C to see if that unit is included on the film.
Roll 2C: This roll is also not transcribed and does not have page numbers; it is organized by military organization, 1-12. It includes muster rolls, which are organized alphabetically and usually appear at the start of each organization’s section. Roll 2C also has an assortment of pay rolls, ‘strength returns’, casualty listings, and other miscellaneous information on the personnel. *Please read carefully; some of the writing is faded.
Patrons may also be interested in the Revolutionary War Service Records and Accounts Audited Records on microfilm.
|SCR 973.3457 Andrews||South Carolina Revolutionary War Indents: A Schedule|
|SCR 929.3 Clark||Loyalists in the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War|
|SCR 929.1 Ervin||South Carolinians in the Revolution|
|SCR 973.3457 Gregg||Roster of Patriots Serving with Francis Marion|
|SCR 929.3 South||Copy of the Original Index Book Showing the Revolutionary Claims Filed in South Carolina Between August 20, 1783 and August 31, 1786|
|GENEALGY 929.3016 Horowitz||A Bibliography of Military Name Lists From Pre-1675 to 1900: A Guide to Genealogical Sources, p. 383-393 (articles and sources on the Revolutionary War in SC)|
|GENEALGY 929.373 Bockstru||Revolutionary War Pensions: Awarded by State Governments 1775-1874, the General and Federal Governments Prior to 1814, and by Private Acts of Congress to 1905|
|GENEALGY 973.34 Bockstru||Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants|
|GENEALGY 973.34 Heitman||Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army|
|GENEALGY 973.34 White||Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files|
|GENEALGY 973.35 Claghorn||Naval Officers of the American Revolution|
|SCR 973.3 Daughters||American Revolution Roster, Fort Sullivan (later Fort Moultrie), 1776-1780|
|SCR 973.34 DeSaussure||Officers Who Served in South Carolina Regiments|
|SCR 973.3457 Moss||The Patriots at Cowpens|
|SCR 973.3457 Moss||The Loyalists in the Siege of Fort Ninety Six|
|SCR 973.3457 Moss||The Patriots at Kings Mountain|
|SCR 973.34 Pruitt||Revolutionary War Pension Applicants Who Served from South Carolina|
|SCR 973.34 Records||Records of the Regiments of the South Carolina Line in the Revolutionary War|
|SCR 973.3457 Boddie||Marion's Men, a List of Twenty-five Hundred|
|SCR 973.3457 Moss||Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution|
|SCR 975.7 Draine||Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants in South Carolina|
|SCR 975.7 S||An Order Book of the Third Regiment, South Carolina Line, Continental Establishment, December 23, 1776-May 2, 1777|
|SCR 975.7 South||Accounts Audited of Revolutionary Claims Against South Carolina|
|SCR 975.7 South||Stub Entries to Indents Issued in Payment of Claims Against South Carolina Growing Out of the Revolution|
|SCR 975.7915 Selected||Selected Final Pension Payment Vouchers, 1818-1864: South Carolina: Charleston|
|SCR 973.345747 Strange||The Revolutionary Soldiers of Catholic Presbyterian Church Chester County, South Carolina|
|SCR microfilm: 165 reels||Accounts Audited of Claims Growing Out of the Revolution in South Carolina (also called SC American Revolutionary Service Claims)|
|SCR microfilm: 9 reels||Compiled Service Records of Soldiers Who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary
War: South Carolina
|SCR microfilm: 1 reel||Lists of North Carolina and South Carolina Troops and of Officers and Men of Continental Organizations Raised From More Than One State|
|SCR microfilm: 2 reels||Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783, South Carolina|