Minute Man Soldier Search: A New Online Database

The Friends of Minute Man National Park are proud to introduce Minute Man Soldier Search, a searchable database now available on our website. Thank you to the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati and the Lincoln Minute Men for supporting this online resource. Click here to visit Minute Man Soldier Search.

On April 19th, 1775 almost 4,000 men from communities across Massachusetts left behind their families to respond to the alarm and participate in the fight against the British Regulars. The Minute Man Soldier Search database includes the names of militiamen, companies, and towns that participated in the opening battles of the Revolution on April 19, 1775. This interactive database is a great place to start your Revolutionary War, Patriots of Color, and genealogical research.

Minute Man Soldier Search database is based on the book The Battle of April 19, 1775, in Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Arlington, Cambridge, Somerville, and Charlestown, Massachusetts by Frank Warren Coburn, published in 1912. Due to the limitations of Coburn’s book, we invite you to suggest additions, deletions, and corrections to the Minute Man Soldier Search. Please contact us at info@friendsofminuteman.org if you would like to propose any additional information or correct an error in the database.

Visit Minute Man Soldier Search, learn more about Patriots of Color in the database or read the Instructions.

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Image: “Battle of Lexington.” Re-engraved by Amos Doolittle and J.W. Barber in 1832.