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This task force covers all topics related to the American Revolutionary War, also known as the American War of Independence.

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  5. Cdtew (talk · contribs) The Southern Campaign; United Empire Loyalists and Loyalist militia commanders/units
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  • Blanco, Richard L. and Paul J. Sanborn, eds. The American Revolution, 1775–1783: An Encyclopedia. 2 volumes. New York: Garland, 1993. ISBN 0-8240-5623-X.
  • Boatner, Mark Mayo, III. Encyclopedia of the American Revolution. Revised ed. New York: McKay, 1974. ISBN 0-8117-0578-1.
  • Fremont-Barnes, Gregory and Richard Alan Ryerson, eds. The Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War: A Political, Social, and Military History. 5 volumes. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2006. ISBN 1-85109-408-3.
  • Selesky, Harold E., ed. Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History. 2 volumes. Detroit: Scribner's, 2006. ISBN 0-684-31513-0.
Biographical dictionaries
Continental Army organization
  • Heitman, Francis B. Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army during the War of the Revolution. New, enlarged, and revised edition. Washington, D.C.: Rare Book Shop Publishing Company, 1914. Available on Google Book Search.
  • Wright, Robert K. The Continental Army. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, U.S. Army, 1983. Available, in part, online from the U.S. Army website.
British Army organization
  • Curtis, Edward, Organization of the British Army in the American Revolution, 1926 Can be found online here
  • Katcher, Philip, Encyclopaedia of British, Provincial and German Army Units 1775-1783, 1973, ISBN 0811705420
  • Army Lists, 1775-1783
  • A List of general and staff officers on the establishment in North America, 1755-1782

A number of national libraries, and several large city public libraries have digital collections that include historic maps, and images of notable people.

  • New York Public Library Digital Gallery
  • Boston Public Library's Norman B. Leventhal Map Center has a collection of Revolutionary War maps
  • American Memory from the Library of Congress
  • British Library Online Gallery
  • Gallica and Gallica2 at the French National Library
  • Canadian Archives
  • IRIS at the Quebec National Library and Archive
  • National Library of Australia Digital Collection also a small number of period maps
  • Darlington Map Collection at the University of Pittsburgh
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