The Muster Roll Project
The Valley Forge Muster Roll, a project of the Valley Forge Park Alliance, is dedicated to 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.
New entries are welcomed based on providing the following kinds of primary documentation. You may also contact us to provide additional information about individuals that are currently listed on the Valley Forge Muster Roll.
To be added to the Valley Forge Muster Roll, please provide the following primary documentation:
- Payroll stub
- Application for a Pension
- Discharge papers
- Original Muster Roll records
Quote of the Month
For some days past, there has been little less, than a famine in camp. A part of the army has been a week, without any kind of flesh & the rest three or four days. Naked and starving as they are, we cannot eno⟨ugh⟩ admire the incomparable patience and fidelity of the soldiery, that they have not been, ere this, excited by their sufferings, to a general mutiny and dispersion.
– George Washington to George Clinton, February 16, 1778
Personalized Muster Roll Certificate and Mug
Commemorate your distinguished heritage with personalized products specific to your ancestor.
To Purchase: Click here to search the Muster Roll for your ancestor. Click MORE DETAILS. Scroll to the bottom of the page to view information that will appear on your personalized Muster Roll Certificate and/or Muster Roll Mug.
Please visit Shop to view and purchase other encampment-related products.
Support the Muster Roll
This project, a fully volunteer operation, needs your support so that all of the soldiers that encamped at Valley Forge will be remembered well into our shared future. We welcome your support to maintain the Muster Roll as a free service so that everyone can discover or add to the legacy of the brave Americans at Valley Forge.
Add your name to the Honorary Muster Roll when you make a tax-deductible contribution of $20 or more. Thank you for your generosity.
Yours in Service to our Shared Heritage,
The Valley Forge Park Alliance
Painting courtesy of Don Troiani