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See also [[New Mexico Colonial Patriots,1779-1783|New Mexico Colonial Patriots,1779-1783]]  
 
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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).  
 
[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).  
  
[http://www.legendsofamerica.com/nm-fortcummings.html Fort Cummings] -- <br>
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  :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).  
 
  :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).  
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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 (Family History Library&nbsp;{{FHL|238979|title-id|disp=films 1156334-42}}, for index see Family History Library Europe {{FHL|26258|title-id|disp=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]]).  
 
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;{{FHL|238979|title-id|disp=films 1156334-42}}, for index see Family History Library Europe {{FHL|26258|title-id|disp=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]]).  
  
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 Family History&nbsp;Library.&nbsp; "''Military Records of Colonial New Mexico Notas y 'Revistas (Notes &amp; Musters)''" is available at Family History 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 the Family History Library and for purchase at the New Mexico Genealogy Society.'''<br>'''
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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 Family History&nbsp;Library.&nbsp; "''Military Records of Colonial New Mexico Notas y 'Revistas (Notes &amp; Musters)''" is available at Family History 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 the Family History Library and for purchase at the New Mexico Genealogy Society.'''<br>'''  
  
 
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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.  
 
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 [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. <br><br>
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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. <br><br>  
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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)]]
  
 
=== Indian Wars (1862-1898)  ===
 
=== Indian Wars (1862-1898)  ===

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United States Gotoarrow.png U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png New Mexico Gotoarrow.png Military Records

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). 
Headquarters Records 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)

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 to 1865)

Arizona and New Mexico Territories 1863
See New Mexico in the Civil War for information about New Mexico Civil War records, web sites, 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.

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

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.