The Revolutionary War between the British and the New England States began on April 19th, 1775 with the first armed conflict at Lexington-Concord, Massachusetts. The war ended on Oct 19, 1781 with Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown, Virginia. Illinois became a Territory in 1809 and become a State in 1818. Although there were no soldiers that actually enlisted from Illinois, at least eleven soldiers moved to Clinton County, Illinois after the war and lived here until they died. Others lived here for a time and then moved onward. Some of the ages below do not compute when different articles were combined. Additional Revolutionary War Related Links are provided below.

Revolutionary War Related Links
(all links are external)

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
The Revolutionary War - A Journey Towards Freedom
American Revolutionary War Soldiers Web Sites