Revolutionary War Soldiers

by Janelle Pavao

This is a list of soldiers that fought and gave their lives for the country we now call home. By clicking on the names below you can read more about a few of these brave men, who sacrificed themselves for a better and brighter future for this country.

This page is constantly under construction, so these are only a few soldiers. We will add more with time.

American Soldiers

The American soldiers were collectively called the Continental Army.

Continental Army infantryContinental Army infantry
  • John Laurens was a soldier and a diplomat in the Revolutionary War. He was also an abolitionist who spent a lot of time and effort trying to get Congress and South Carolina legislature to approve a regiment of black soldiers. He died in a small skirmish at the end of the war.
  • Colonel William Prescott is best known for his timeless words, spoken with such bravery to his men: "Do not fire until you see the whites of their eyes.""
  • Hugh Mercer was a doctor who emigrated to America, fought in the Seven Years War, and died in the American Revolution. He was a colonel alongside George Washington and a close friend until his death.
  • John Paul Jones is remembered as one of the greatest and bravest officers in the Continental Navy. He is most famous for his line, 'I have not even begun to fight!'
  • Joseph Warren is forever stamped in our minds as the hero who lost his life on Bunker Hill, at the early age of 34. However, there was much more to the young physician's life than his ill-timed death.
  • The Green Mountain Boys were a small group of militia formed by Ethan Allen in 1770. They began by fighting off people who wanted to steal their land and crops, but when circumstances changed they found themselves involved in the war against England.
  • The Marquis de Lafayette was a French aristocrat who joined the American Revolutionary War at his own request, becoming one of America's most successful leaders in combat and General George Washington's most loyal companion.
British Grenadier, circa 1776British Grenadier, circa 1776

British Soldiers

  • They say history is written by the winners, and in the case of General Sir Banastre Tarleton, that may just be the case. History has multiple versions of this general, most of which portray him as a ruthless murderer, and others that assert his loyalty, honor, and dignity ...
Revolutionary War generals constitute some of the most famous Americans and British in history. A surprising number of people made their names during the American War for Independence.

Revolutionary War Generals

Both the British and the Americans sent Revolutionary War spies over to the other's camps to discover what secrets they could.

Revolutionary War Spies


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