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Genealogy Series - Civilians at War: Records of Participation in U.S. Military Conflicts

National Archives Museum

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST

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Claire Kluskens discusses ways in which civilians supported a war or were directly affected by it, with a focus on the American Revolution to World War I. These wars provided opportunities for employment by civilian or military agencies to provide goods, services, or loans. Other individuals sought reimbursement after suffering property loss. We’ll show examples of online records that document these relationships with the federal government (ca. 1776–1918) and Confederate States government (1861–65). Learn more about the Genealogy Series.


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