Military Records

On this page you will find an extensive listing of American military records found online for personal, genealogy and professional researchers; this list includes much free and searchable data. Because the military, being the archetype of bureaucratic organizations, has kept detailed records, these records are an invaluable source of information about servicemen and women and the families they may have left behind. Aside from the additional information to family stories, consider what these records represent in the history of the world.

  • Indian Wars 1614-1893
    The Indian Wars were a series of conflicts that occurred between Native American tribes and European colonizers in North America. These wars lasted for over two centuries and involved various battles and negotiations that were fought over land, resources, and political power.
  • Pequot Indian War, 1634-1638
    The Pequot Indian War was a conflict between the Pequot tribe and English colonists in Connecticut. The war began after the Pequot tribe attacked a trading post and escalated into a larger conflict that resulted in the massacre of hundreds of Native Americans and the enslavement of others.
  • King Philip’s War Records, 1675-1676
    King Philip’s War was a conflict between Native American tribes and English colonists in New England. The war was fought over land and resources and resulted in the death of thousands of Native Americans and colonists, as well as the forced migration of Native American tribes.
  • King William’s War, 1689-1697
    King William’s War was a conflict between English colonists and French settlers in North America. The war was fought over territory and resources and resulted in a significant loss of life and property damage on both sides.
  • Seminole Indian Wars, 1717-1835-1842-1855-1858
    The Seminole Indian Wars were a series of conflicts between Native American tribes in Florida and the United States government. The wars were fought over land and political power and resulted in the forced relocation of thousands of Native Americans.
  • French and Indian War, 1754-1763
    The French and Indian War was a conflict between British and French forces in North America. The war was fought over territory and resources and resulted in significant territorial changes, including the transfer of French territories in Canada to British control.
  • Dunmore’s War, 1774
    Dunmore’s War was a conflict between Virginia settlers and Native American tribes in the Ohio Valley. The war was fought over land and resources and resulted in the defeat of the Native American tribes.
  • Revolutionary War, 1775-1783
    The Revolutionary War was fought between American colonies and British forces over political and economic independence. The war resulted in the formation of the United States of America and a significant shift in global power.
  • Creek Indian Wars, 1811-1814-1842
    The Creek Indian Wars were a series of conflicts between Native American tribes in the southeastern United States and the United States government. The wars were fought over land and resources and resulted in the forced relocation of thousands of Native Americans.
  • War of 1812, 1812-1814
    The War of 1812 was a conflict between the United States and Great Britain over economic and territorial disputes. The war resulted in a significant loss of life and property damage on both sides.
  • Blackhawk War, 1832
    The Blackhawk War was a conflict between Native American tribes in Illinois and Wisconsin and the United States government. The war was fought over land and resources and resulted in the forced relocation of thousands of Native Americans.
  • Republic of Texas, 1835-1846
    Republic of Texas war was a conflict between the Republic of Texas and Mexico over political and economic independence. The war resulted in the annexation of Texas by the United States.
  • US Mexican War, 1846-1848
    The US Mexican War was a conflict between the United States and Mexico over political and territorial disputes. The war resulted in significant territorial changes, including the acquisition of California and other western territories by the United States.
  • Sioux Indian Wars, 1854 – 1890
    The Sioux Indian Wars were a series of conflicts between Native American tribes in the Great Plains region and the United States government. The wars were fought over land and resources and resulted in the forced relocation of thousands of Native Americans.
  • Civil War Records, 1861-1865
    The Civil War was fought between the northern and southern states of the United States over political and economic differences, including the issue of slavery. The war resulted in the reunification of the United States and significant social and political changes.
  • Spanish American War, 1898-1902
    The Spanish American War was a conflict between the United States and Spain over political and territorial disputes in the Caribbean and Pacific. The war resulted in the defeat of the Spanish and the acquisition of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines by the United States.
  • World War I, 1914-1919
    World War I was a global conflict that began with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and resulted in the deaths of millions of people. The war involved multiple world powers and resulted in significant social, political, and economic changes, including the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires and the formation of the League of Nations.
  • World War II, 1935-1945 (US entered 1941)
    World War II was a global conflict that began with the invasion of Poland by Germany and resulted in the deaths of tens of millions of people. The war involved multiple world powers and resulted in significant social, political, and economic changes, including the formation of the United Nations, the establishment of the United States and the Soviet Union as superpowers, and the devastation of much of Europe and Asia.
  • Korean Conflict, 1950-1953
    The Korean Conflict was a war between North Korea (supported by the Soviet Union and China) and South Korea (supported by the United States and other allies) that began after North Korea invaded South Korea. The war resulted in a ceasefire and the establishment of a demilitarized zone between the two countries, but no formal peace treaty has been signed to this day.
  • Vietnam War Casualty List, 1961-1969
    The Vietnam War was a conflict between North Vietnam (supported by the Soviet Union and China) and South Vietnam (supported by the United States and other allies) that began as a civil war and escalated into a larger conflict. The war resulted in significant loss of life and property damage and ended with the withdrawal of U.S. troops and the unification of North and South Vietnam.
  • Military Cemeteries

Recent Military Records

The following posts have references to military records or people who served in the military.

1st Mississippi Light Artillery

Aka Withers’ Light Artillery Company A — Ridley’s Battery, aka Jackson Light Artillery (raised in Hinds & Madison Counties, MS) Company B — Herrod’s Battery, aka Vaughan Rebels (raised in Yazoo County, MS) Company C — Turner’s Battery (raised in Choctaw County, MS) Company D — Wofford’s Battery (raised in Holmes County, MS) Company E — Carroll Light Artillery (raised in Carroll County, MS) Company F — Bradford’s Battery (raised in Lawrence County, MS) Company G — Cowan’s Battery (raised in Warren County, MS) Company H — Connor Battery (raised in Adams County, MS) Company I — Bowman’s Battery (raised…

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Muster Rolls for the Aroostook War

Historical sketch and roster of commissioned officers and enlisted men of the drafted militia of Maine, called into actual service for the protection of its northeastern frontier, from February to May, 1839.
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Digest of papers relating to pensioners of the Revolutionary War

Evelyn Baldwin provided Allen County Public Library with a packet of research information on her ancestors Revolutionary War that she had compiled back in 1926. In 1949 the library then bound those 72 pages and enclosed them in covered book boards, thereby making them more accessible to their patrons. Fast forward to 2018 and the Library has digitized these pages and made them accessible to anyone online.
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South Hadley, Massachusetts, in the world war

Title:South Hadley, Massachusetts, in the world warPublication date: 1932Publisher: Anker Printing Co.Digitizing sponsor: Boston Public LibraryContributor: South Hadley Public LibraryRepository Archive.org Read the BookDownload the Book South Hadley, Massachusetts, in the world war Foreward At the annual meeting of the Town of South Hadley, March 16, 1925, it was voted that a Memorial Volume concerning South Hadley in The World War be prepared by a committee of five to be appointed by the Moderator, and that the sum of 31,200 be appropriated for that purpose. The Moderator, Fred M. Smith, appointed Frank A. Brainerd, Maurice E. Fitzgerald, Mrs. Mary K. O’Brien, Mrs. Jean B. Kinney…

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Kansas Registrations of Enemy Aliens, 1917 – 1921

The series contains original affidavits of registration that record personal information about each registrant, their photograph affixed to the majority of documents, and the registrants fingerprints. All of these are specific to Kansas, and most have the actual documents attached.
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Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution

Title:  Biographical sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution; with an Historical essay Author: Sabine, Lorenzo  Publication date:  1864 Publisher:   Digitizing Sponsor:   Contributor:   Repository: Internet Archive Read Volume 1Download Volume 1 Read Volume 2Download Volume 2 Biographical sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution; with an Historical essay In addition to their importance as illustrations of American history, Mr. Sabine’s handsome volumes have a significance at the present time well worth remarking. It is within the memory of every one — a fact that comes out strongly in youthful reminiscence, mingled with the earliest lights and shadows…

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Wyoming World War 2 Casualties – Army, Air Force

This database contains War Department casualties (Army and Army Air Force personnel) from World War II for Wyoming. Information provided includes serial number, rank and type of casualty. The birthplace or residence of the deceased is not indicated. An introduction explaining how the list was compiled, a statistical tabulation, and the descriptions of the types of casualties incurred are also included.
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Wisconsin World War 2 Casualties – Army, Air Force

This database contains War Department casualties (Army and Army Air Force personnel) from World War II for Wisconsin. Information provided includes serial number, rank and type of casualty. The birthplace or residence of the deceased is not indicated. An introduction explaining how the list was compiled, a statistical tabulation, and the descriptions of the types of casualties incurred are also included.
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West Virginia World War 2 Casualties – Army, Air Force

This database contains War Department casualties (Army and Army Air Force personnel) from World War II for West Virginia. Information provided includes serial number, rank and type of casualty. The birthplace or residence of the deceased is not indicated. An introduction explaining how the list was compiled, a statistical tabulation, and the descriptions of the types of casualties incurred are also included.
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Washington World War 2 Casualties – Army, Air Force

This database contains War Department casualties (Army and Army Air Force personnel) from World War II for Washington. Information provided includes serial number, rank and type of casualty. The birthplace or residence of the deceased is not indicated. An introduction explaining how the list was compiled, a statistical tabulation, and the descriptions of the types of casualties incurred are also included.
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