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The Muster Roll Project

The Valley Forge Muster Roll is dedicated to the memory of those who were at winter quarters from December 19, 1777 to June 19, 1778. The Continental Army used monthly muster rolls to track the army’s strength. Each roll contains names, ranks, dates of enlistment, and other notes on soldiers’ assignments, activities, or conditions.

You can now purchase an official Muster Roll Certificate that commemorates your distinguished ancestry, as well as a variety of other Encampment-related products. Certificates reflect Muster Roll information such as name, rank, and division and are a perfect way to honor your heritage. To purchase, search the Muster Roll for your ancestor and click Personalized Products Available for Purchase .

Muster Roll Certificate
  Muster Roll Certificates are $30 each, which includes a $20 contribution to support the Muster Roll Project, a fully volunteer effort of The Friends of Valley Forge Park. Net contributions assist The Friends efforts in helping Valley Forge National Historical Park.

Volunteers Needed: The Friends are seeking volunteers in the Philadelphia/Valley Forge area to help add more information about individual soldiers to the Muster Roll. If you enjoy history and genealogy, we invite you to join us in researching and updating the Muster Roll.

Please contact us for additional information on how you can help us to expand this important legacy. You may also contact us if you have information that may add to what is listed on the roll.

Painting courtesy of Don Troiani, www.historicalimagebank.com

Detail from General George Washington during the Philadelphia Campaign 1777 by Don Troiani