Military Resources: Veterans, POW/MIA, and Medals & Honors
Veterans and Casualty Lists
Access to Military Service and Pension Records
This site provides NARA information about ordering military service records.
Military Service Records Microfilm Catalog: Search the select catalog of NARA microfilm publications
A list of Military Service Records available on microfilm at the National Archives. Divided by Record Group and war.
State-level Casualty Lists from the Korean Conflict
The Center for Electronic Records at NARA provides this set of casualty lists, which covers "persons who died as a result of hostilities in Korea, 1950-57, including those who died while missing or captured." Browsable by state, last name, or "home of record."
Casualty Records in Electronic Format
The Electronic Records unit provides electronic casualty lists for World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, as well as POW/MIA lists for those wars.
World War I Gold Star Mothers Pilgrimages
This article is by Constance Potter in the NARA publication Prologue, Summer 1999 (vol. 31, no. 2), and discusses the experiences of Gold Star Mothers from World War I.
American Battle Monuments Commission: World War II Dead
This site has a listing by cemetery showing the number buried and the number that were declared Missing in Action in the vicinity of the cemetery for World War II victims.
Databases of Illinois Veterans
These searchable databases list all veterans from the state of Illinois who fought in American wars from the War of 1812 to the Spanish-American War. The Database of the 1929 Illinois Roll of Honor lists the burial places of military veterans who were buried in Illinois as of 1929.
Deaths of Union Forces, by State
This site lists Union soldiers who died in the Civil War and the cause, whether in action, of wounds, of disease, or other causes.
Statistical Summary of America's Major Wars
From the United States Civil War Center, this site lists the military participation ratio, casualties, and the financial cost of war. Also see the link to USCWC Casualties.
Veterans History Project
Information about the Library of Congress Oral History Project to collect and preserve oral histories and documents belonging to America's war veterans.
Treatment of POWs
This NARA site highlights two letters concerning the treatment of African-American POWs during the Civil War.
National Archives Hosts Vietnamese POW/MIA Researchers
A NARA press release from August 27, 1999, concerning the visit of four Vietnamese researchers to the National Archives to gather information on their casualties from the Vietnam War.
American POWs/MIAs in Southeast Asia
Declassified FBI documents concerning all facets of American POW issues.
Andersonville National Historic Site
Andersonville National Historic Site is the only park in the National Park System to serve as a memorial to all American prisoners of war throughout the nation's history.
Korean War Project: POW/MIA
This site is dedicated to the POWs and MIAs from the Korean War.
Popular Documents Collection: POW/MIA
These CIA records concerning Vietnam-era prisoners of war and missing in action were located, reviewed and released as a result of requests from next of kin and other interested parties.
The CIA collected these POW/MIA documents in compliance with Executive Order 12812 requiring review, declassification, and release of all documents pertaining to POW's and MIA's missing in Southeast Asia.
Vietnam-era POW/MIA Database
At the Library of Congress, this site assists researchers investigating the U.S. government documents pertaining to U.S. military personnel killed, missing, or imprisoned in Southeast Asia during of after the Vietnam War. Searchable by last name, country name, service branch, or keywords.
Scope & Content Note
This site contains material from the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) related to the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) issue in Southeast Asia. To find the Scope & Content Note, click on "Research" at the top of the page, then "Finding Aids", then "Processed FOIA Requests". The POW/MIA FOIA request is #1998-0029-F, POW/MIA Issues.
Cost of the American Civil War
This site approximates the amount of money spent in the Union and the Confederate states to finance the Civil War.
Statistical Summary of America's Major Wars
From the United States Civil War Center, this site lists the military participation ratio, casualties, and the financial cost of war. Also see the link to
The Army Medal of Honor: The First Fifty Years
Mark C. Mollan's article on the history of The Army Medal of Honor appeared in the Summer 2001 issue of Prologue.
Full-text Listings of Medal of Honor Citations
From the U.S. Army Center of Military History, this index lists by war the entire transcripts of the Medal of Honor Citations for more than 3,400 soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen.