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
Please send documentation to email@example.com or mail to:
Valley Forge Park Alliance
Attention: Muster Roll
P.O. Box 117
Valley Forge, PA 19481
For additional information in authenticating your ancestry, please visit www.fold3.com.
Quote of the Month
LETTER TO JAMES MADISON | SUNDAY, MARCH 02, 1788
“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”
— George Washington
Washington wrote this letter in response to James Madison’s 20 February letter commenting on “the affairs of France” which were “in the most ticklish state.” Washington worried that France’s monetary assistance to America during the Revolution would create difficulties for Louis XVI, and that if the king tried to check revolutionary impulses in his own country, he might instead “kindle a flame which may not easily be extinguished” among the French people.
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