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
Head Quarters Valley-Forge January 1st 1778.
Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. A “Return of the Tailors in the Brigades,” dated 10 Jan. and signed by Adjutant General Timothy Pickering, is in DLC:GW. It lists the total number of tailors as 219.
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.
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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