Military Records

Military Reference Reports

From 1775 to the early twentieth century, the United States engaged in numerous military conflicts, both internally and against other countries. These wars were fought by the U.S. military establishment, including the Regular Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, as well as by citizen volunteers in State and local militias called into Federal service.

Military Reference Reports describe research strategies for frequently used records relating to military service in the Revolutionary War (1775–83), War of 1812 (1812–15), Old Indian Wars (1817–58), Mexican War (1846–48), Civil War (1861–65), Spanish-American War (1898), and Philippine Insurrection (1899–1902). Related topics also include pension and bounty-land records, prisoner of war records, and some twentieth-century draft records (World War I and World War II).

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Enlisted Men and Officers

By War or Conflict

Other Records of Interest

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