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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New_Mexico_Military_Records|Military Records]]''
  
 
See also [[New Mexico Colonial Patriots,1779-1783|New Mexico Colonial Patriots,1779-1783]]  
 
See also [[New Mexico Colonial Patriots,1779-1783|New Mexico Colonial Patriots,1779-1783]]  
  
Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives.  [[United States Military Records|United States Military Records]] provides more information about the federal records.
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The New Mexico Records Center and Archives at http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/ has muster rolls, cemetery records, and files of the Adjutant General's office from 1848 to 1945. The following sources are also very helpful.
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Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives.  See [[United States Military Records|United States Military Records]] for more information about the federal military records and search strategies. For New Mexico the following sources are helpful:
  
 
=== Forts  ===
 
=== Forts  ===
  
Fort Bascom -- Textual records of this fort, 1863-1871, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).  
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*[http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/nm/fortbascom.html '''Fort Bascom'''] Textual records of this fort, 1863-1871, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Bayard_National_Cemetery '''Fort Bayard'''] (1866-1900) Letters sent by the Post Commander at Fort Bayard have been microfilmed on 3 rolls and are part of National Archives Microcopy T320.
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*[http://www.legendsofamerica.com/nm-fortburgwin.html '''Cantonment Burgwin'''] (1852-1860)
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Craig '''Fort Conrad'''] (1851-1853) Also known as Fort Craig.
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Craig '''Fort Craig'''] (1854) Textual records of this fort, 1854-1885, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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*[http://www.legendsofamerica.com/nm-fortcummings.html '''Fort Cummings'''] Textual records of this fort, 1863-1894, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7). Headquarters Records of Fort Cummings for 1863-1873 and for 1880-1884 have been microfilmed on 8 rolls and are part of National Archives Microcopy M1081. FHL Film: 1580039 (first film of 8).
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Wingate '''Fort Fauntleroy'''] (1860 -1862) See also Fort Lyon and Fort Wingate
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*[http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/nm/fortfillmore.html '''Fort Fillmore'''] (1851)
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Garland '''Fort Garland''']
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*'''Post of Las Cruces''' Textual records of this fort, 1863-1865, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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*'''Post of Las Vegas''' Textual records of this fort, 1851, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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*[http://www.dotcomtucson.com/tucson/fort_lowell.html '''Fort Lowell'''] (1866-1869)
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Wingate '''Fort Lyon'''] See Also Fort Fauntleroy and Fort Wingate
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Marcy_(New_Mexico) '''Fort Marcy'''] (1846) Textual records of this fort, 1852-1894, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=p3fMJnT1gx0C&pg=PA135&lpg=PA135&dq=%22Fort+McRae%22+new+mexico+military+fort&source=bl&ots=oaTakWDyXF&sig=Kvn96j_0Q-6-CMSDdcaMFQ_tWsc&hl=en&ei=nmqhTaiZOu7ViALI2JX1Ag&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&sqi=2&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q&f=false '''Fort McRae'''] Textual records of this fort, 1865-1876, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Selden '''Fort Selden'''] Textual records of this fort, 1865-1891, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Stanton '''Fort Stanton'''] (1855) Textual records of this fort, 1863-1896, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Sumner,_New_Mexico '''Fort Sumner'''] Textual records of this fort, 1863-1869, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Mexico_Campaign '''Fort Thorn'''] (1853-1859)
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Tularosa '''Fort Tularosa'''] (1872-1874)
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Union_National_Monument '''Fort Union'''] (1851) Textual records of this fort, 1852-1891, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=p3fMJnT1gx0C&pg=PA137&lpg=PA137&dq=%22Fort+West%22+new+mexico+military+fort&source=bl&ots=oaTakWCy_G&sig=0GQSMNw3NgxrJAA96VK3LTRG4Dk&hl=en&ei=1mahTZfCHujYiALH7vT8Ag&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&sqi=2&ved=0CDYQ6AEwBA# '''Fort Webster'''] (1852-1853)
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=p3fMJnT1gx0C&pg=PA137&lpg=PA137&dq=%22Fort+West%22+new+mexico+military+fort&source=bl&ots=oaTakWCy_G&sig=0GQSMNw3NgxrJAA96VK3LTRG4Dk&hl=en&ei=1mahTZfCHujYiALH7vT8Ag&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&sqi=2&ved=0CDYQ6AEwBA# '''Fort West''']
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Wingate '''Old Fort Wingate'''] Textual records of this fort, 1862-1914, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
  
Fort Bayard -- Letters sent by the Post Commander at Fort Bayard have been microfilmed on 3 rolls and are part of National Archives Microcopy T320.
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===== References  =====
  
Cantonment Burgwin
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*''Encyclopedia of Indian Wars Western Battles and Skirmishes 1850-1890''. By Gregory F. Michno. Mountain Press Publishing Co., Missoula, Montana C. 2003 ISBN 0-87842-468-7.
  
Fort Conrad 1851-53
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=== Spanish Service Records  ===
  
Fort Craig 1854 -- Textual records of this fort, 1854-1885, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).  
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Valuable records of those who served in the military in New Spain from 1786 to 1800 are at the General Archives in Simancas, Spain, and on microfilm at the Family History Library ({{FHL|238979|title-id|disp=FHL films 1156334-42}}, for an index see {{FHL|26258|title-id|disp=FHL book 946 M23e}}). You will also find military information in the Spanish Archives of New Mexico and the Mexican Archives of New Mexico (see [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico Genealogy]]).  
  
Fort Cummings -- Textual records of this fort, 1863-1894, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7). The records for 1863-1873 and for 1880-1884 have been microfilmed on 8 rolls and are part of National Archives Microcopy M1081.
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The Simancas Archives is a dissapointment for researching the military records for Colonial New Mexico.  They only cover a short period of time and offer maybe up to 20 service records. The Spanish Archives of New Mexico (aka SANM, series II) have over 435 military enlistments. These records are also available at the Family History Library ({{FHL|188041|title-id|disp=FHL film 581463 (first of 18)}}). Other records available at the Family History Library include:
  
Fort Fautleroy 1860
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*Christmas, Henrietta Martinez. ''Military Records of Colonial New Mexico Notas y 'Revistas (Notes & Musters)''. Albuquerque, New Mexico: Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico, 2008. {{FHL|1537638|title-id|disp=FHL book 978.9 M2c}}.
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*''Christmas, Henrietta Martinez. The Santa Fe Presidio Soldiers: Their Donation to the American Revolution''. Albuquerque, New Mexico: New Mexico Genealogical Society, 2006.
  
Fort Fillmore 1851
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=== Mexican War (1846-1848)  ===
  
Fort Garland
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The Mexican War was caused by the annexation of Texas by the United States in 1845. Most volunteer regiments were from southern states. Records of Mexican War veterans might exist in a state where the veteran later resided. <br>
  
Post of Las Cruces -- Textual records of this fort, 1863-1865, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).  
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*''Mexican War Index to Pension Files, 1887–1926''. (NARA T317). {{FHL|0537000|item|disp=FHL films 0537000–13}} Alphabetically arranged and includes the veteran’s name, rank, and unit; names of dependents; date of filing and application; certificate numbers; act filed under; and state from which application was made. Also available at:<br>
  
Post of Las Vegas -- Textual records of this fort, 1851, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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:*{{RecordSearch|1979390|United States, Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926}} (FamilySearch) Free digital copy. ([[United States, Index to Mexican War Pension Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Learn more.]])<br>
  
Fort Marcy 1846 -- Textual records of this fort, 1852-1894, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).  
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*Robarts, William Hugh. ''Mexican War Veterans&nbsp;: A Complete Roster of the Regular and Volunteer Troops in the War Between the United States and Mexico, from 1846-1848…'' Washington, D.C.&nbsp;: Brentano’s, 1887. {{FHL|1854496|item|disp=FHL book 973 M2rwh}} Digital version available at [http://archive.org/details/mexicanwarvetera00roba Internet Archive].<br>
  
Fort McRae -- Textual records of this fort, 1865-1876, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).  
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Click on these links to learn more about the [[Mexican War, 1846 to 1848|Mexican War]] and about [[US Mexican War Pension Records|Mexican War pension records]].  
  
Fort Selden -- Textual records of this fort, 1865-1891, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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=== Civil War (1861 to 1865) ===
  
Fort Stanton 1855 -- Textual records of this fort, 1863-1896, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).  
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[[Image:{{Arizona and New Mexico Territories 1863}}]] See [[New Mexico in the Civil War|New Mexico in the Civil War]] for information about New Mexico Civil War records, websites, etc. with links to articles about the New Mexico regiments involved in the Civil War.  
  
Fort Sumner -- Textual records of this fort, 1863-1869, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).  
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The regimental pages often include lists of the companies with links to the counties where the companies started. Men in the companies often lived in the counties where the companies were raised. Knowing a county can help when researching more about the soldiers and their families.  
  
Fort Thorn 1853-1859
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The [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors&nbsp;System] allows name searching for soldiers. The result set gives the regiments for the soldiers. Then you can check the Wiki regiment pages to determine counties. Often knowing the counties that had men in a regiment will help you determine if a soldier was your ancestor.
  
Fort Union 1851 -- Textual records of this fort, 1852-1891, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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<br><br>'''A wiki article describing an online FamilySearch collection is found at:'''
  
Fort Webster 1852-1853
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[[New Mexico, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Mexico, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
Old Fort Wingate -- Textual records of this fort, 1862-1914, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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=== Indian Wars (1780s-1890s) ===
  
=== Spanish Service Records ===
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Many soldiers from throughout the United States served in the western states during the Indian Wars. Enlistment registers, pension records, and service records for this war are described in [[United States Military Records]]. The Family History Library has miscellaneous records and some muster rolls from the Adjutant Generals' Office in New Mexico for 1862 to 1898. (see {{FHL|181562|title-id|disp=FHL films 016612-13}}).
  
Valuable records of those who served in the military in New Spain from 1786 to 1800 are at the General Archives in Simancas, Spain, and on microfilm at the Family History Library (Family History Library&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=238979&disp=Hojas+de+Servicios+Militares+de+Am%C3%A9++ films 1156334-42], for index see Family History Library Europe [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=26258&disp=Cat%C3%A1logo+XXII+del+Archivo+de+Simanc%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 946 M23e]). You will also find military information in the Spanish Archives of New Mexico and the Mexican Archives of New Mexico (see [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico Genealogy]]).
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=== Spanish-American War (1898)<br>  ===
  
The Simancas Archives is a dissapointment for researching the military records for Colonial New Mexico.&nbsp; They only cover a short period of time and offer maybe up to 20 service records.&nbsp; The Spanish Archives of New Mexico (aka SANM, series II) have over 435 military enlistment records available and are available at the FHL Library.&nbsp; "''Military Records of Colonial New Mexico Notas y 'Revistas (Notes &amp; Musters)''" is available at Family History&nbsp; Library and for purchase from Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico.&nbsp; "''The Santa Fe Presidio Soldiers - Their Donation to the American Revolution''" is available at FHL Library and for purchase at the New Mexico Genealogy Society.'''<br>'''
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The Spanish-American War was largely fought in Cuba and the Philippines. Spanish-American War records might exist in the state from which the soldier served or in a state where the veteran later resided.  
  
=== Civil War (1861-1865)  ===
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'''Indexes'''
  
The Family History Library and the National Archives have an index to service records of Union soldiers who served in units from New Mexico (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=441155&disp=Compiled+service+records+of+volunteer+Un++ films 821883-86]), the service records (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=441155&disp=Compiled+service+records+of+volunteer+Un++ films 471538-83]), and the federal indexes to pensioners. The actual pension records are only available at the National Archives.  
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*{{RecordSearch|1919699|United States, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934}} (NARA T288). (FamilySearch) Free digital copy. The index covers veterans of the Civil War, '''Spanish‑American War,''' Philippine Insurrection, Boxer Rebellion (1900 to 1901), and the regular Army, Navy, and Marine forces. ([[United States, General Index to Pension Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Learn more.]])
  
A special census was taken in 1890 of Union veterans of the Civil War. The returns for New Mexico are on Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=230777&disp=Schedules+enumerating+Union+veterans+and%20%20&columns=*,0,0 film 338203]. A published index is available (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=490185&disp=New+Mexico+1890+special+census+of+vetera%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 978.9 X22jv 1890]).
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*{{RecordSearch|1919583|United States, Index to Service Records, War with Spain, 1898}} (FamilySearch) Free digital copy. ([[United States, Index to Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers in the War with Spain (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Learn more.]])
  
=== Indian Wars (1862-1898)  ===
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Names of soldiers who served in Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders from New Mexico are listed in ''History of New Mexico: Its Resources and People'', Volume 1. Los Angeles, California: Pacific States Publishing Company, 1907. {{FHL|157101|title-id|disp=FHL book 978.9 H2h; FHL film 844902, Volume 1}}
  
Many soldiers from throughout the United States served in the western states during the Indian Wars. Enlistment registers, pension records, and service records for this war are described in the United States Research Outline. The Family History Library has miscellaneous records and some muster rolls from the Adjutant Generals' Office in New Mexico for 1862 to 1898 (Family History Library&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=181562&disp=Military+requisition+rolls++ films 016612-13]).  
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Click on the link to learn more about the [[Spanish-American War, 1898|Spanish American War]].  
  
=== Spanish-American War (1898)  ===
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=== World War I (1917-1918)  ===
  
Names of soldiers who served in Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders from New Mexico are listed in ''History of New Mexico: Its Resources and People'', Volume 1 (Los Angeles, California: Pacific States Publishing Company, 1907; Family History Library&nbsp; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=157101&disp=History+of+New+Mexico++ book 978.9 H2h; film 844902, Volume 1])
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World War I was a global war fought on multiple continents with several nations involved. Over four million men and women served from the United States.  
  
=== World War I (1917-1918)  ===
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*United States. Selective Service System. ''New Mexico, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918''. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M1509. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1987-1988. {{FHL|746989|title-id|disp=FHL film 1711857 (first of 16)}}. Also available at:
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:*{{RecordSearch|1968530|United States, World War One Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} (FamilySearch) - free
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[[United States World War I Draft Records|United States World War I Draft Records]] provides additional information.
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*A published roster of soldiers who died in the war is W. M. Haulsee, F. C. Howe, and A. C. Doyle, ''Soldiers of the Great War'', Three Volumes. (Washington, D.C.: Soldiers Record Publishing Association, 1920. {{FHL|285556|title-id|disp=FHL book 973 M23s; FHL fiche 6051244}}. Volume 2 contains the New Mexico returns.
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=== World War II (1941-1945)  ===
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On April 27, 1942, the Selective Service conducted the fourth of six draft registrations related to WWII. The "World War II Selective Service Draft Cards: Fourth Registration, 1942" is often referred to as the “Old Man’s Registration” or the “Old Man’s Draft" because it included men with a date of birth from April 28, 1877 to February 16, 1897. Since there is overlap in the WWI and WWII Selective Service registration, men born in the years 1877 to 1900 may have registered twice and have both WWII and WWI draft records.
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*{{RecordSearch|1339071|United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (Image Browse)}} (FamilySearch) - free
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*{{RecordSearch|1861144|United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942}} (images with partial index) (FamilySearch) - free
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:Also available at:<br>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 Ancestry] ($)
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*[http://www.fold3.com/title_765/wwii_old_mans_draft_registration_cards Fold3] ($).
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[[World War II United States Military Records, 1941 to 1945|World War II United States Military Records]] provides additional information.
  
A published roster of soldiers who died in the war is W. M. Haulsee, F. C. Howe, and A. C. Doyle, ''Soldiers of the Great War'', Three Volumes. (Washington, D.C.: Soldiers Record Publishing Association, 1920; Family History Library&nbsp; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=285556&disp=Soldiers+of+the+great+war++ book 973 M23s; fiche 6051244]). Volume 2 contains the New Mexico returns.
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=== Repositories  ===
  
World War I draft registration cards for men ages 18 to 45 may list address, birth date, birthplace, race, nationality, citizenship, and next of kin. Not all registrants served in the war. For registration cards for New Mexico, see:  
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The [http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/ '''New Mexico Records Center and Archives'''] has an excellent collection of military records, including:  
  
United States. Selective Service System. ''New Mexico, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918''. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M1509. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1987-1988. (On Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=746989&disp=New+Mexico%2C+World+War+I+Selective+Serv++ films&nbsp; 1711857].)
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*Muster rolls
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*Cemetery records
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*Files of the Adjutant General's office from 1848 to 1945
  
To find an individual's draft card, it helps to know his name and residence at the time of registration. The cards are arranged alphabetically by county, within the county by draft board, and then alphabetically by surname within each draft board.
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=== Korean War (1950–1953)  ===
  
Most counties had only one board; large cities had several. A map showing the boundaries of individual draft boards is available for most large cities. Finding an ancestor's street address in a city directory will help you in using the draft board map. There is an alphabetical list of cities that are on the map. For copies of the maps see:
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The Korean War was a conflict between North Korea (and its communist allies) and South Korea (with support of the United Nations, primarily the United States). See the [[United States Korean War 1950 to 1953|Korean War ]] wiki article for information on records and their availability.  
  
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See also New Mexico Colonial Patriots,1779-1783

Contents


Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives.  See United States Military Records for more information about the federal military records and search strategies. For New Mexico the following sources are helpful:

Forts

References
  • Encyclopedia of Indian Wars Western Battles and Skirmishes 1850-1890. By Gregory F. Michno. Mountain Press Publishing Co., Missoula, Montana C. 2003 ISBN 0-87842-468-7.

Spanish Service Records

Valuable records of those who served in the military in New Spain from 1786 to 1800 are at the General Archives in Simancas, Spain, and on microfilm at the Family History Library (FHL films 1156334-42, for an index see FHL book 946 M23e). You will also find military information in the Spanish Archives of New Mexico and the Mexican Archives of New Mexico (see New Mexico Genealogy).

The Simancas Archives is a dissapointment for researching the military records for Colonial New Mexico.  They only cover a short period of time and offer maybe up to 20 service records. The Spanish Archives of New Mexico (aka SANM, series II) have over 435 military enlistments. These records are also available at the Family History Library (FHL film 581463 (first of 18)). Other records available at the Family History Library include:

  • Christmas, Henrietta Martinez. Military Records of Colonial New Mexico Notas y 'Revistas (Notes & Musters). Albuquerque, New Mexico: Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico, 2008. FHL book 978.9 M2c.
  • Christmas, Henrietta Martinez. The Santa Fe Presidio Soldiers: Their Donation to the American Revolution. Albuquerque, New Mexico: New Mexico Genealogical Society, 2006.

Mexican War (1846-1848)

The Mexican War was caused by the annexation of Texas by the United States in 1845. Most volunteer regiments were from southern states. Records of Mexican War veterans might exist in a state where the veteran later resided.

  • Mexican War Index to Pension Files, 1887–1926. (NARA T317). FHL films 0537000–13 Alphabetically arranged and includes the veteran’s name, rank, and unit; names of dependents; date of filing and application; certificate numbers; act filed under; and state from which application was made. Also available at:
  • Robarts, William Hugh. Mexican War Veterans : A Complete Roster of the Regular and Volunteer Troops in the War Between the United States and Mexico, from 1846-1848… Washington, D.C. : Brentano’s, 1887. FHL book 973 M2rwh Digital version available at Internet Archive.

Click on these links to learn more about the Mexican War and about Mexican War pension records.

Civil War (1861 to 1865)

Arizona and New Mexico Territories 1863
See New Mexico in the Civil War for information about New Mexico Civil War records, websites, etc. with links to articles about the New Mexico regiments involved in the Civil War.

The regimental pages often include lists of the companies with links to the counties where the companies started. Men in the companies often lived in the counties where the companies were raised. Knowing a county can help when researching more about the soldiers and their families.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System allows name searching for soldiers. The result set gives the regiments for the soldiers. Then you can check the Wiki regiment pages to determine counties. Often knowing the counties that had men in a regiment will help you determine if a soldier was your ancestor.



A wiki article describing an online FamilySearch collection is found at:

New Mexico, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Indian Wars (1780s-1890s)

Many soldiers from throughout the United States served in the western states during the Indian Wars. Enlistment registers, pension records, and service records for this war are described in United States Military Records. The Family History Library has miscellaneous records and some muster rolls from the Adjutant Generals' Office in New Mexico for 1862 to 1898. (see FHL films 016612-13).

Spanish-American War (1898)

The Spanish-American War was largely fought in Cuba and the Philippines. Spanish-American War records might exist in the state from which the soldier served or in a state where the veteran later resided.

Indexes

Names of soldiers who served in Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders from New Mexico are listed in History of New Mexico: Its Resources and People, Volume 1. Los Angeles, California: Pacific States Publishing Company, 1907. FHL book 978.9 H2h; FHL film 844902, Volume 1

Click on the link to learn more about the Spanish American War.

World War I (1917-1918)

World War I was a global war fought on multiple continents with several nations involved. Over four million men and women served from the United States.

  • United States. Selective Service System. New Mexico, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M1509. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1987-1988. FHL film 1711857 (first of 16). Also available at:

United States World War I Draft Records provides additional information.

  • A published roster of soldiers who died in the war is W. M. Haulsee, F. C. Howe, and A. C. Doyle, Soldiers of the Great War, Three Volumes. (Washington, D.C.: Soldiers Record Publishing Association, 1920. FHL book 973 M23s; FHL fiche 6051244. Volume 2 contains the New Mexico returns.

World War II (1941-1945)

On April 27, 1942, the Selective Service conducted the fourth of six draft registrations related to WWII. The "World War II Selective Service Draft Cards: Fourth Registration, 1942" is often referred to as the “Old Man’s Registration” or the “Old Man’s Draft" because it included men with a date of birth from April 28, 1877 to February 16, 1897. Since there is overlap in the WWI and WWII Selective Service registration, men born in the years 1877 to 1900 may have registered twice and have both WWII and WWI draft records.

Also available at:

World War II United States Military Records provides additional information.

Repositories

The New Mexico Records Center and Archives has an excellent collection of military records, including:

  • Muster rolls
  • Cemetery records
  • Files of the Adjutant General's office from 1848 to 1945

Korean War (1950–1953)

The Korean War was a conflict between North Korea (and its communist allies) and South Korea (with support of the United Nations, primarily the United States). See the Korean War wiki article for information on records and their availability.

Vietnam War (1964–1972)

The Vietnam War was a conflict between North Vietnam (and its communist allies) and South Vietnam (with support of its anti-communist allies, including the United States). See the Vietnam War wiki article for information on records and their availability.

Websites


 

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