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For more information on U.S. military records, see the following: 

Horowitz, Lois A. Bibliography of Military Name Lists from Pre–1675 to 1900: A Guide to Genealogical Sources. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1990. (FHL book 973 M23ho; computer number 594866.) A bibliography of published unit histories, payrolls, musters rolls, and name lists found in periodicals and books (excluding local histories). It is arranged by time period, state, and county and is useful for finding names of soldiers from specific localities.

Howells, Cyndi. “U.S. - Military.” Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet [Internet site]. Puyallup, Wash.: Available at: www.cyndislist.com/military.htm#General

This list has links to other American military genealogical sites including general resources conflicts libraries and archives mailing lists geographical information and maps medals history resources researchers publications military records and societies
Nagler, Floyd. “Seeking Veterans’ Records.” Minnesota Genealogist 28. (Spring 1997): 11–15. (FHL book 977.6 B2mg; computer number 209015.)

Neagles, James C. U.S. Military Records: A Guide to Federal and State Sources, Colonial America to the Present. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1994. (FHL 973 M23nu; computer number 732893.) Discusses military record types created during and after service. It also discusses the holdings of the National Archives, its regional branches, and other government military organizations in and outside the Washington, D.C. area. It also contains a section on the military record holdings of each state in state archives, historical societies, and so on.

Strait, Newton Allen. Alphabetical List of Battles 1754–1900. Washington, D.C.: (s.n.), 1900. (FHL film 1688403; computer number 546508.) In addition to statistical data, this source also contains listings for battles of the Rebellion (Civil War) identifying place, state, and date; a list of battles in the war with Spain and the Philippine Insurrection identifying battle, date, and number of losses; and a list of wars and local disturbances between 1754 and 1848.

Thian, Raphael, comp. Notes Illustrating the Military Geography of the United States, 1813–1880. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1881. Reprint, Austin, Tex.: University of Texas Press, 1979. Part I: Military divisions, districts, departments, and reconstruction districts giving date of creation, commanders, and geographical boundaries. Part II: States and territories of the U.S., including the military department or district of which the state or territory was part.


 

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