Military and Veterans

Worcester Military Organizations

  • Worcester Militia 
  • Worcester Artillery (organized after the Revolution)
  • Worcester Light Infantry (est. 1803)
  • Worcester City Guards (est. 1840)
  • Jackson Guards (est. 1852)
  • Emmet Guards (est. 1859)
  • Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Emmet Guards (est. 1898)
  • Worcester Continentals (est. 1879)


Finding Aids

French & Indian War

Revolutionary War

Civil War

Spanish American War

World War I

World War II

Online Resources

Books, Articles, & Manuscripts

  • —(1874). Dedication of the Soldiers’ Monument at Worcester, Massachusetts, July 15, 1874. Worcester, Mass.: Printed by order of the Monument Committee.
  • Baller, William Arthur (1994). Military Mobilization During the American Revolution in Marblehead and Worcester, Massachusetts. PhD dissertation, Clark University.
  • Cummings, Pamela J. (1992). “Worcester County soldiers in the Civil War.” Historical Journal of Massachusetts.
  • Dodge, Mary Cochran (1902). A List of the Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion, from Worcester, Mass.: With a Record of their Death and Place of Burial. Worcester, Mass.: Col. Timothy Bigelow Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
  • Hathaway, Samuel (1989). History of the Worcester Guards and the Worcester City Guards from 1840 to 1896. Washington, DC: Library of Congress.
  • Johnson, Donald E. (1953). Worcester in the War for Independence. PhD dissertation, Clark University.
  • Lovell, Albert A. (1876). Worcester in the War of the Revolution: Embracing the Acts of the Town from 1765 to 1783 Inclusive. Worcester, Mass.: Tyler & Seagrave.
  • Munro, Wilfred Harold (1913). The Most Successful American Privateer: An Episode of the War of 1812. Worcester, Mass.: The Society.
  • Penley, Geneva H. (1940). Loyalists of Worcester County, 1765-1784. Master’s thesis, Clark University.
  • Rice, Franklin P. (1895). A Summary Military History of Worcester. Worcester, Mass.: Putnam, Davis and Co.
  • Webster, Warren (1865). The Army Medical Staff: An Address Delivered at the Inauguration of the Dale General Hospital, Worcester, Mass., February 22, 1865. Boston: Wright & Potter, Printers.
  • Zellers, Henry A. (1975). Worcester in the Era of the Revolution. Worcester, Mass.: Clark Communications Office.

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