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Military Records in Waltham

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The following microfilmed military records are available for research at Waltham, MA (Boston). Descriptive pamphlets are available for most microfilm publications. Please contact us by email, before visiting in order to facilitate your research.

Revolutionary War

  • Index to military service records (M860)
  • Index to American Naval Personnel (M879)
  • Muster rolls (M246)
  • Compiled military service records (M881)
  • Pension rolls (M804)
  • VA half-pay pensions (M910)
  • Record of Invalid Pension Payments, 3/1801-9/1815 (M1786)
  • Ledgers of Pension Payments, 1818-1872 (T718)
  • Miscellaneous Records and Record Books (M847, M853, M859)
  • Financial Records of the Continental & Confederation Congresses (M1015)
  • Prize Cases (M162)
  • War Dept Correspondence ... Pensions, 1791-1797 (M1062)

War of 1812

  • Index to War of 1812 pension files (M313)
  • Index to Remarried Widows Pension Applications, 1815-1861 (M1784)
  • Old War Pension Index (1784-1861) (T316)
  • Index to compiled service records (M602)
  • War of 1812 bounty land warrants (M848)
  • Index to War of 1812 Prisoner of War (M747)
  • Records relating to War of 1812 Prisoners of War (M2019)

Civil War

  • Index to Pensions filed 1861-1934 (T288)
  • Index to compiled service records for volunteer Organizations from:
    • Connecticut (M535)
    • Maine (M543)
    • Massachusetts (M544)
    • New Hampshire (M549)
    • Rhode Island (M555)
    • Vermont (M557)
  • Compiled service records for the 54th Mass. Colored Infantry (M1659)
  • Compiled service records for the 55th Mass. Colored Infantry (M1801)
  • Compiled Service Records for the 5th Mass. Cavalry (M1817)
  • Union Soldiers courts-martials resulting in executions (M1523)
  • Confederate Amnesty Papers (M1003)
  • Prisoners at Andersonville (M1303)

Naval Records

  • Abstracts of Naval Officers service records 1798 - 1893 (M330)
  • Civil War Enlistment Index (T1099)
  • Logbooks of the U.S.S. CONSTITUTION, 1798-1934 (M1030)
  • Records of the C.S.S. FLORIDA, 1862-1864 (T716)
  • Squadron letters, 1841-1886 (M89)

Other Records

  • Register of U.S. Army, 1789-1903 (M1858)
  • Records of Living Officers, U.S. Army, 1890 (M1890)
  • There are also several publications of correspondence of the Secretary of War , 1800-1870, Civil War Photographs & Negatives (T251, T252)
  • Microfilm copies of World War I draft registration cards for each New England state
  • Microfilm copies of World War II draft registration cards (4th registration - men born between 1877 and 1897 only) for Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

Pension Indexes

  • Old Wars 1784-1861 (T316)
  • Mexican War 1846-1848 (T317)
  • Indian Wars 1815-1891 (T318)
  • Pension Index, Remarried widows, before 1861 (M1784)
  • Pension Index, Remarried widows, after 1865 (M1785)

Military Records at Other Locations