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

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Governor Houston at His Trading Post on the Verdigris

In February, 1828, the vanguard of Creek immigrants arrived at the Creek Agency on the Verdigris, in charge of Colonel Brearley, and they and the following members of the McIntosh party were located on a section of land that the Government promised in the treaty of 1826 to purchase for them. By the treaty of May 6, 1828, the Government assigned the Cherokee a great tract of land, to which they at once began to remove from their homes in Arkansas. The movement had been under way for some months when there appeared among the Indians the remarkable figure of…
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Captain Stewart, G. M. D. No. 655, Lagrange District

Captain Stewart, G. M. D. No. 655, Lagrange District Adams, Absalom Adams, James M. Allums, Britton Amoss, James Barnes, William Bays, John R. Bays, Moses Bays, Nathaniel Boman, Isham Boman, Larkin Boman, Levi Boman, Robert Boman, William Brooks, Isaac R. Brooks, John Brooks, William Burson, Isaac C. Butler, Whitaker Cardwell, William Collum, James Crawley, Bird Crawley, Turner Culberson, David H. Culberson, James H. Culberson, Jeremiah C. Curry, James Daniel, James L. Daniel, William B. Day, Stephen Dennis, Peter Dickson, Thomas Dunn, Barney Ethredge, Bryant Ethridge, Zachariah Funderburk, Washington Furgison, Burrell Gibson, Churchill Gibson, William Glenn, James Gresham, Davis E. Grizzle,…

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Captain McGehee, G. M. D. No. 673, Harrisonville District

Captain McGehee, G. M. D. No. 673, Harrisonville District Allen, James A. Allen, John A. Allen, Matthew Arnold, John Bailey, Jeremiah Bailey, Joseph Bailey, William Baley, James W. Barnes, Micajah R. Beck, Jacob Bird, John Black, Joseph Brooks, Biving Brooks, Julius H. Brown, Robert W. Bruster, Sheriff Bryant, Ransom R. Butt, Frederick A. Cardin, Jesse Cardwell, James Cardwell, John Cawsey, Absalom Cawsey, William Chapman, Berry Clark, John Cobb, Samuel B. Coney, William Cook, Philip Cox, Thomas W. Dewberry, Giles Dewberry, John Duke, John M. Duke, Thomas Duncan, Nathaniel Edwards, Asa Evans, William G. Ford, Bartholomew Ford, Jesse Freel, Howell Fuller,…

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Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland

11301 Crain Highway Cheltenham, Maryland 20623 Martin Fahey, Superintendent 301-372-6398 Cheltenham State Veterans Cemetery is located on U.S. Route 301, approximately 8 miles south of Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The site consists of 102 acres and was formerly used for agricultural purposes. Currently, the Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery is conducting more than 825 burials each year and is the final resting place for over 17,000 Maryland veterans and their dependents. The cemetery opened for burial in July 1978 and is expected to provide a total of 50,000 burial sites. The Chapel at the cemetery was dedicated to the memory of Senator Edward…

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Contributions of the Old Residents’ Historical Association, Lowell MA

The Lowell Historical Society of Lowell Massachusetts published 6 volumes of “contributions” to the recording of the history of Lowell Massachusetts at the turn of the century. These contributions were continued by the contributions by the Lowell Historical Society. Volume I A Fragment, written in 1843, by Theodore Edson Boott, Kirk, by Theodore Edson Carpet-Weaving and the Lowell Manufacturing Company, by Samuel Fay Dana, Samuel L., Memoir of, by John O. Green Early Recollections of an Old Resident, by Josiah B. French East Chelmsford (now Lowell), Families Living in, in 1802, by Z. E. Stone Green, Benjamin, Biography of, by…

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Dedham Massachusetts Historical Society Register 1890-1903

From 1890-1903, the Dedham Historical Society in Dedham Massachusetts printed a quarterly pamphlet for it’s historical society called the “Dedham Historical Register.” In this pamphlet a variety of genealogical data was published on families of Dedham and the villages emanating from the early residents of Dedham, such as Dorchester, Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Needham, and Sharon, etc.
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Muster Roll of Captain James Clark’s Company

Muster Roll of Captain James Clark’s Company of Light Infantry in the Detachment of drafted Militia of Maine, called into actual service “by the State, for the protection of its Northeastern Frontier, from the twentieth day of February, 1839, the time of its rendezvous at Bangor, Maine, to the eleventh day of May, 1839, when discharged or mustered.
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Muster Roll of Captain Daniel W. Clark’s Company

Muster Roll of Captain Daniel W. Clark’s Company of Infantry, in the Detachment of drafted Militia of Maine, called into actual service by the State, for the protection of its Northeastern Frontier, from the sixth day of March, 1839, the time of its rendezvous at Calais, Maine to the fifth day of April, 1839, when discharged or mustered.
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