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=== Forts  ===
 
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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).  
  
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://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.  
  
Cantonment Burgwin 1852-1860  
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[http://www.legendsofamerica.com/nm-fortburgwin.html Cantonment Burgwin] 1852-1860  
  
Fort Conrad 1851-1853  
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Craig Fort Conrad] 1851-1853 Also known as 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://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).  
  
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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[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). The records for 1863-1873 and for 1880-1884 have been microfilmed on 8 rolls and are part of National Archives Microcopy M1081.  
  
Fort Fautleroy 1860 -1862  
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Wingate Fort Fauntleroy] 1860 -1862 - See also Fort Lyon and Fort Wingate
  
 
Fort Fillmore 1851  
 
Fort Fillmore 1851  
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Fort Lowell 1866-1869  
 
Fort Lowell 1866-1869  
  
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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Wingate Fort Lyon]&nbsp;- 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).  
  
 
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).  
 
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).  
  
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_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).  
  
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_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).  
  
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/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).  
  
Fort Thorn 1853-1859  
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Mexico_Campaign Fort Thorn ]1853-1859  
  
Fort Tularosa--1872-1874  
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Tularosa Fort Tularosa]--1872-1874  
  
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://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).  
  
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 Webster ]1852-1853  
  
Fort West  
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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]
  
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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[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).  
  
 
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''[[New Mexico]] Research Outline. ''Salt Lake City,&nbsp;Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family&nbsp;History&nbsp;Department, 1998, 2001.  
 
''[[New Mexico]] Research Outline. ''Salt Lake City,&nbsp;Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family&nbsp;History&nbsp;Department, 1998, 2001.  
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[[Category:New_Mexico|Military]]
 
[[Category:New_Mexico|Military]]

Revision as of 08:19, 10 April 2011

Portal:United States Military Records>New Mexico

See also 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 provides more information about the federal records.

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.

Contents

Forts

Fort Bascom -- Textual records of this fort, 1863-1871, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920, under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).

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.

Cantonment Burgwin 1852-1860

Fort Conrad 1851-1853 Also known as 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 Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920, under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).

Fort Cummings -- Textual records of this fort, 1863-1894, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in 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.

Fort Fauntleroy 1860 -1862 - See also Fort Lyon and Fort Wingate

Fort Fillmore 1851

Fort Garland

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 Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920, under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).

Post of Las Vegas -- Textual records of this fort, 1851, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920, under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).

Fort Lowell 1866-1869

Fort Lyon - See Also Fort Fauntleroy and Fort Wingate

Fort Marcy 1846 -- Textual records of this fort, 1852-1894, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920, under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).

Fort McRae -- Textual records of this fort, 1865-1876, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920, under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).

Fort Selden -- Textual records of this fort, 1865-1891, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920, under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).

Fort Stanton 1855 -- Textual records of this fort, 1863-1896, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920, under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).

Fort Sumner -- Textual records of this fort, 1863-1869, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920, under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).

Fort Thorn 1853-1859

Fort Tularosa--1872-1874

Fort Union 1851 -- Textual records of this fort, 1852-1891, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920, under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).

Fort Webster 1852-1853

Fort West

Old Fort Wingate -- Textual records of this fort, 1862-1914, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920, under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).

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 (Family History Library films 1156334-42, for index see Family History Library Europe 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 enlistment records available and are available at the Family History Library.  "Military Records of Colonial New Mexico Notas y 'Revistas (Notes & Musters)" is available at Family History Library and for purchase from Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico.  "The Santa Fe Presidio Soldiers - Their Donation to the American Revolution" is available at the Family History Library and for purchase at the New Mexico Genealogy Society.

Civil War (1861-1865)

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 films 821883-86), the service records (Family History Library films 471538-83), and the federal indexes to pensioners. The actual pension records are only available at the National Archives.

A special census was taken in 1890 of Union veterans of the Civil War. The returns for New Mexico are on Family History Library film 338203. A published index is available (Family History Library book 978.9 X22jv 1890).

Civil War Pension Index Cards - A free Internet index to pension applications of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on FamilySearch Record Search. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. Other wars, of that time period, may be included.

Indian Wars (1862-1898)

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 (Family History Library films 016612-13).

Spanish-American War (1898)

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  book 978.9 H2h; film 844902, Volume 1)

World War I (1917-1918)

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  book 973 M23s; fiche 6051244). Volume 2 contains the New Mexico returns.

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:

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 films  1711857.)

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.

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:

United States. Selective Service System. List of World War One Draft Board Maps. Washington, D.C.: National Archives. (Family History Library  film 1498803.)

Web Sites

http://www.archives.gov/

References

New Mexico Research Outline. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.

NOTE: All of the information from the original research outline has been imported into this Wiki site and is being updated as time permits.