Members of the Continental Congress, State Conventions, and Assemblies
Membership in committees made necessary by the War, including service on committees which furthered the cause of the Colonies from April 1774, such as Committees of Correspondence, Inspection, and Safety, committees to care for soldier's families, etc.
Signer of Oath of Fidelity and Support, Oath of Allegiance, etc.
Members of the Boston Tea Party
Defenders of Forts and Frontiers, and Signers of petitions addressed to and recognizing the authority of the Provisional and new State Governments
Doctors, nurses, and others rendering aid to the wounded (other than their immediate families)
Ministers who gave patriotic sermons and encouraged patriotic activity
Furnishing a substitute for military service
Prisoners of war or refugees from occupying forces
Prisoners on the British ship Old Jersey or other prison ships
Service in the Spanish Troops under Galvez or the Louisiana Militia after 24 December 1776
Those who rendered material aid, such as furnishing supplies with or without remuneration, lending money to the Colonies, munitions makers, gunsmiths, etc.