Educational

The educational page is designed to help students and teachers quickly find tools that they can use at the high school or undergraduate level.

Research collections and Visual resources – click here to find additional resources for writing or creating projects for school.  We have several collections of materials all ready to go to help you dig in and understand different aspects to revolutionary life for Maryland soldiers during the war.

  • The chaos of war – examine the documents related to battles that Maryland soldiers took part in during the Revolutionary war.  Examine accounts from military leaders, reconstructed oral histories, and other primary documents related to what happened during the war from the perspective of the soldiers who fought through it.
  • Learning from letters and their writings – explore the personal lives and thoughts of the soldiers who fought through the war.  See what they were thinking, worrying about, and lived for by examining their own words that they put to paper.
  • The functionality of the Continental Army – some called it an “army,” others “a mob,” and some even “a gaggle” — but how did the Continental Army actually function during the war?  Explore a series of documents related to this question on daily life.

Interactive map – Follow the trail of members of the Maryland 400 as they journeyed through their own parts in America’s Revolution.  Here you can follow stories like the McMillan brothers who escaped their imprisonment by the British, or follow the trail of battles that the First Maryland Regiment underwent.

First Maryland regimental roster – Whether you are interested in researching your ancestry, have a project in school related to soldiers during the American Revolution, this is where you can find a ton of information  This is the most complete roster we have of Maryland’s earliest Revolutionary soldiers and it provides a detailed look into the names of the men who served in August, 1776. If you are looking for some of their biographies, click here!

Research methods – For people who are curious about how researchers at the Maryland State Archives conduct their research on Finding the Maryland 400.

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