Ancestry.com. Virginia, Soldiers of 1776 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 1997.Original data: Burgess, Louis Alexander. Virginia Soldiers of 1776. Vol. 1. Richmond, VA, USA: Richmond Press, 1927.
Published in 1927, this important reference work identifies many military men serving from Virginia in the Revolutionary War. Information about each soldier has been compiled from documents on file in the Virginia Land Office, or from material in the Archives Dept. of the Virginia State Library. Entries often contain information about heirs, spouses, witnesses, and other people as are associated with the proceedings of probate and other legal processes.