This category includes officers and soldiers who served as Patriots in militias or other state-controlled units during the American Revolutionary War, sorted by state (if known). Those colonists who fought in units on the British side are categorized under Category:Loyalists in the American Revolution.
Men who fought for the United States in the Revolutionary War served in units controlled by their state (part-time militia or regular state troops) or in the Continental Army, which was the full-time, national army under the Continental Congress. Those who fought in the Continental Army are listed in the categories Category:Continental Army soldiers and Category:Continental Army officers.
Because terms of enlistment were often short, many soldiers served multiple enlistments, sometimes moving between the Continental Army and state units. They should be listed in both categories, unless their militia unit was absorbed by the Continental Army, in which case they should be listed only in the Continental Army categories.
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