Call to arms: Thousands of Revolutionary War stories are waiting to be told. A new project asks the public to help uncover them

Minutemen face British soldiers on Lexington Common, Massachusetts, in the first battle in the War of Independence, April 19, 1775, in this painting by William Barnes Wollen. CNN —

The National Park Service and US National Archives and Records Administration are calling on Americans to help reveal the untold stories of the United States’ first veterans to commemorate the upcoming 250th anniversary of American independence.

The Revolutionary War Pension Files Transcription Project aims to transcribe approximately 2.3 million original documents that correspond with more than 83,000 individual soldiers. The information spans 150 years, from wartime records to 20th century inquiries made […]

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