Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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Naval Documents of the American Revolution

The Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) presents the first 12 volumes of its award-winning series Naval Documents of the American Revolution (NDAR). These more than 16,000 pages contain the authentic words of actors in the drama of the Revolution, through diaries, letters, petitions, and ships' logs, as well as muster rolls, orders, official reports, and newspaper accounts. The collection includes American, British, French, and Spanish points of view and gives voice to common seamen, civilians, women, and slaves as well as policy makers, political leaders, and naval and military officers.

NHHC's predecessor organization, the Naval History Division, published the first NDAR volume in 1964. It included a foreword penned by President Kennedy before his death. Succeeding volumes included forewords by Presidents Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, and George W. Bush. William Bell Clark, Dr. William James Morgan, and Dr. William Dudley preceded Dr. Michael J. Crawford as editors of the series. Dr. Crawford produced Volume 12 in 2014, the 50th anniversary of the series, with associate editor Dr. Dennis M. Conrad and assistant editors E. Gordon Bowen-Hassell and Mark L. Hayes.

Below, download a PDF version of each volume published to date.

  • Volume 1  (93 MB). American Theater: Dec. 1, 1774–Sept. 2, 1775; European Theater: Dec. 6, 1774–Aug. 9, 1775.
  • Volume 2  (103 MB). American Theater: Sept. 3, 1775–Oct. 31, 1775; European Theater: Aug. 11, 1775–Oct. 31, 1775; American Theater: Nov. 1, 1775–Dec. 7, 1775.
  • Volume 3  (102 MB). American Theater: Dec. 8, 1775–Dec. 31, 1775; European Theater: Nov. 1, 1775–Jan. 31, 1776; American Theater: Jan. 1, 1776–Feb. 18, 1776.
  • Volume 4  (98 MB). American Theater: Feb. 19, 1776–Apr. 17, 1776; European Theater: Feb. 1, 1776–May 25, 1776; American Theater: Apr. 18, 1776–May 8, 1776.
  • Volume 5  (104 MB). American Theater: May 9, 1776–July 31, 1776.  
  • Volume 6  (91 MB). American Theater: Aug. 1, 1776–Oct. 31, 1776; European Theater: May 26, 1776–Oct. 5, 1776.
  • Volume 7  (73 MB). American Theater: Nov. 1, 1776–Dec. 31, 1776; European Theater: Oct. 6, 1776–Dec. 31, 1776; American Theater: Jan. 1, 1777–Feb. 28, 1777.
  • Volume 8  (62 MB). American Theater: Mar. 1, 1777–Apr. 30, 1777; European Theater: Jan. 1, 1777–May 31, 1777; American Theater: May 1, 1777–May 31, 1777.
  • Volume 9  (62 MB). American Theater: June 1, 1777–July 31, 1777; European Theater: June 1, 1777–Sept. 30, 1777; American Theater: Aug. 1, 1777–Sept. 30, 1777.
  • Volume 10  (68 MB). American Theater: Oct. 1, 1777–Dec. 31, 1777; European Theater: Oct. 1, 1777–Dec. 31, 1777.
  • Volume 11  (70 MB). American Theater: Jan. 1, 1778–Mar. 31, 1778; European Theater: Jan. 1, 1778–Mar. 31, 1778.
  • Volume 12  (12 MB). American Theater: Apr. 1, 1778–May 31, 1778; European Theater: Apr. 1, 1778–May 31, 1778.
Published: Wed Jan 10 09:27:09 EST 2018