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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arizona|Arizona]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arizona_Military_Records|Military Records]]''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arizona|Arizona]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arizona_Military_Records|Military Records]]''  
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For each war listed below, additional federal sources are listed in [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military Records]]. It contains search strategies and information to guide you to the best records for your objective.
  
 
Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. For Arizona the following sources are also very helpful:  
 
Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. For Arizona the following sources are also very helpful:  
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Military forts and camps were established by the  military authorized by the federal govenment, built to house and maintain the military who were to assist in maintianing the peace by enforcing treaties and providing protection to settlers. (See [[Arizona Native Races|Arizona - Native Americans]])  
 
Military forts and camps were established by the  military authorized by the federal govenment, built to house and maintain the military who were to assist in maintianing the peace by enforcing treaties and providing protection to settlers. (See [[Arizona Native Races|Arizona - Native Americans]])  
  
[http://www.wmonline.com/attract/ftapache.htm Fort Apache ]-- Textual records of this fort, 1870-1920, 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.wmonline.com/attract/ftapache.htm Fort Apache ]-- Textual records of this fort, 1870-1920, 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_Barrett Fort Barrett] -- Textual records of this fort, 1862, 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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*Fort Bear Springs
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*Fort Bonito
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*[http://www.arizonabeautiful.com/tucson-southern/fort-bowie-bowie-arizona.html Fort Bowie ]-- begun in 1862 as a post for the U.S. Army in its battles against the Chiricahua Apaches, led by Cochise and Geronimo. One of its major functions was to protect the spring at Apache Pass. The fort was abandoned in 1894. It is currently a [http://www.legendsofamerica.com/AZ-FortBowie.html National Historic Site]. Textual records of this fort, 1862-1894, 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://www.legendsofamerica.com/az-fortbreckinridge.html Fort Breckinridge ]1860 - was first called Fort Arivaypa, but soon changed to Fort Breckinridge.  It was later called Fort Stanford.Then in the Civil War it was called Fort Grant.
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Buchanan Fort Buchanan ]1856
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidio_de_Calabasas Camp Calabasas]
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*[http://jeff.scott.tripod.com/ftcrittenden.html Fort Crittenden]
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*[http://www.legendsofamerica.com/az-fortdefiance.html Fort Defiance] 1851 (Fort Camby) -- (For additional history of this fort, see [http://www.lapahie.com/Fort_Defiance.cfm its history online].)
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*[http://1-22infantry.org/history/harryjones.htm Camp Douglas ]or Camp Harry J. Jones 
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*Camp Emmet Crawford (1886)
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*[http://www.ida.net/users/lamar/historicfort.html Fort Fauntleroy] -- Original name of Fort Lyon. Also known as Fort Wingate.
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*Fort Goodwin
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*[http://www.legendsofamerica.com/az-fortbreckinridge.html Fort Grant ]-- Textual records of this fort, 1869-1905, 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://azmemory.lib.az.us/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/shmmilit&CISOPTR=302&CISOBOX=1&REC=20 Camp Hualapai]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Huachuca Fort Huachuca] -- built in 1877 to counter the attacks upon settlers by the Chiricahua Apaches, led by Geronimo (1877-1886). It was a forward post during the Pancho Villa Expedition in 1916-1917. It was the home for the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Soldiers Buffalo Soldiers] for twenty years. The fort remains in service as a post of the U.S. Army. (For additional history of this fort, see the [http://www.huachuca.army.mil/site/Visitor/index.asp?pages=History Fort Huachuca Historical Museum] site and [http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/amsw/sw3.htm its National Parks site].) Textual records of this fort, 1878-1913, 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/az-forts2.html Fort Lowell] -- 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://www.ida.net/users/lamar/historicfort.html Fort Lyon ]- Also Fort Fauntleroy and Fort Wingate.
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*[http://jeff.scott.tripod.com/ftmcdowell.html Fort McDowel] -- in California
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Mason Fort Mason]
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*[http://www.legendsofamerica.com/az-forts2.html Fort Mojave] 1859 -- Textual records of this fort, 1859-1890, 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). Letters sent from Fort Mojave, 1859-1880, have been microfilmed on 2 rolls and are part of National Archives Microcopy T838.<br>
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*[http://azmemory.lib.az.us/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=any&CISOFIELD1=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOROOT=/cclhadc&CISOBOX1=Newell Camp Newell ]- also known as Camp Naco.
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*Post of San Carlos -- Textual records of this fort, 1874-1900, 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_Thomas,_Arizona Fort Thomas] -- Textual records of this fort, 1876-1891, 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://jeff.scott.tripod.com/ftlowell.html Camp Tucson] - Renamed to Camp&nbsp;Lowell
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*[http://jeff.scott.tripod.com/ftverde.html Fort Verde ]-- Textual records of this fort, 1866-1891, 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). These records have been microfilmed on 11 rolls and are part of National Archives Microcopy M1076.<br>Available through the Family History Library Film 169552 (first film of 11)
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*Fort Wallen
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*[http://www.legendsofamerica.com/az-forts2.html Whipple Barracks] -- Textual records of this fort, 1863-1898, 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 Wingate] -- in New Mexico
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*[http://jeff.scott.tripod.com/ftyuma.html Fort Yuma] -- in California
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Barrett Fort Barrett] -- Textual records of this fort, 1862, 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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===== References  =====
  
Fort Bear Springs
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''Forts of the West, Military Forts and Presidios and Post Commonly Called Forts West of the Mississippi River to 1898''. by Robert W. Frazer. Norman University of Oklahoma Press C. 1972 Library of Congress Number&nbsp;65-24196
  
Fort Bonito
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''Encyclopedia of Indian Wars Western Batttles and Skirmishes, 1850-1890. ''by Gregory F. Michno.&nbsp; Mountain Press Publishing Co. Missoula, Montana C. 2003&nbsp;ISBN 0-87842-468-7
  
[http://www.arizonabeautiful.com/tucson-southern/fort-bowie-bowie-arizona.html Fort Bowie ]-- begun in 1862 as a post for the U.S. Army in its battles against the Chiricahua Apaches, led by Cochise and Geronimo. One of its major functions was to protect the spring at Apache Pass. The fort was abandoned in 1894. It is currently a [http://www.legendsofamerica.com/AZ-FortBowie.html National Historic Site]. Textual records of this fort, 1862-1894, 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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=== Mexican War (1846-1848) ===
  
[http://www.legendsofamerica.com/az-fortbreckinridge.html Fort Breckinridge ]1860 - was first called Fort Arivaypa, but soon changed to Fort Breckinridge.&nbsp; It was&nbsp;later called Fort Stanford.Then in the Civil War it was called Fort Grant.  
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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>
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Buchanan Fort Buchanan ]1856
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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>
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidio_de_Calabasas Camp Calabasas]  
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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>
  
[http://jeff.scott.tripod.com/ftcrittenden.html Fort Crittenden]  
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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>
  
[http://www.legendsofamerica.com/az-fortdefiance.html Fort Defiance] 1851 (Fort Camby) -- (For additional history of this fort, see [http://www.lapahie.com/Fort_Defiance.cfm its history online].)
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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]].  
  
[http://1-22infantry.org/history/harryjones.htm Camp Douglas ]or Camp Harry J. Jones&nbsp;
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=== Civil War (1861 to 1865)  ===
  
Camp Emmet Crawford (1886)
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[[Image:{{Arizona and New Mexico Territories 1863}}]] See [[Arizona in the Civil War|Arizona in the Civil War]] for information about Arizona Civil War records, web sites, etc. with links to articles about the Arizona regiments involved in the Civil War.
  
[http://www.ida.net/users/lamar/historicfort.html Fort Fauntleroy] -- Original name of Fort Lyon. Also known as Fort Wingate.  
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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 Goodwin
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The [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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.
  
[http://www.legendsofamerica.com/az-fortbreckinridge.html Fort Grant ]-- Textual records of this fort, 1869-1905, 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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Also check:&nbsp;[[Arizona Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Arizona Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War]] at Family Search<br><br>
  
[http://azmemory.lib.az.us/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/shmmilit&CISOPTR=302&CISOBOX=1&REC=20 Camp Hualapai]
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=== Indian Wars (1780s-1890s)  ===
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Huachuca Fort Huachuca] -- built in 1877 to counter the attacks upon settlers by the Chiricahua Apaches, led by Geronimo (1877-1886). It was a forward post during the Pancho Villa Expedition in 1916-1917. It was the home for the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Soldiers Buffalo Soldiers] for twenty years. The fort remains in service as a post of the U.S. Army. (For additional history of this fort, see the [http://huachuca-www.army.mil/HISTORY/museum.htm Fort Huachuca Historical Museum] site and [http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/amsw/sw3.htm its National Parks site].) Textual records of this fort, 1878-1913, 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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Soldiers who served at military posts can be located by searching Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914. These enlistment registers are available at the Family History Library (beginning with Family History Library {{FHL|43696|title-id|disp=film 350307}}). These include data on the soldier's name, physical description, age, occupation, and birthplace.  
  
[http://www.legendsofamerica.com/az-forts2.html Fort Lowell] -- 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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Two indexes are available for pension records: Old War Pension Index (1815-1926) and Index to Indian Wars (1892-1926). Both of these indexes are available at the Family History Library and at the National Archives. These indexes are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under UNITED STATES - MILITARY RECORDS.  
  
[http://www.ida.net/users/lamar/historicfort.html Fort Lyon ]- Also Fort Fauntleroy and Fort Wingate.  
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*A history of military forts is Ray Brandes, ''Frontier Military Posts of Arizona.&nbsp;''Globe, Arizona: Dale S. King, 1960. (Family History Library {{FHL|198506|title-id|disp= 979.1 M2b}}). There is a map of army installations, 1849-1886, on Family History Library {{FHL|291627|title-id|disp=fiche 6017659}}.
  
[http://jeff.scott.tripod.com/ftmcdowell.html Fort McDowel] -- in California
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Mason Fort Mason]
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=== Spanish-American War (1898)<br>  ===
  
[http://www.legendsofamerica.com/az-forts2.html Fort Mojave] 1859 -- Textual records of this fort, 1859-1890, 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). Letters sent from Fort Mojave, 1859-1880, have been microfilmed on 2 rolls and are part of National Archives Microcopy T838.<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.  
  
[http://azmemory.lib.az.us/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=any&CISOFIELD1=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOROOT=/cclhadc&CISOBOX1=Newell Camp Newell ]- also known as Camp Naco.
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'''Indexes'''
  
Post of San Carlos -- Textual records of this fort, 1874-1900, 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|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.]])
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Thomas,_Arizona Fort Thomas] -- Textual records of this fort, 1876-1891, 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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*{{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.]])
  
[http://jeff.scott.tripod.com/ftlowell.html Camp Tucson] - Renamed to Camp&nbsp;Lowell
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Click on the link to learn more about the [[Spanish-American War, 1898|Spanish American War]].  
  
[http://jeff.scott.tripod.com/ftverde.html Fort Verde ]-- Textual records of this fort, 1866-1891, 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). These records have been microfilmed on 11 rolls and are part of National Archives Microcopy M1076.<br> Available through the Family History Library Film 169552 (first film of 11)  
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=== World War I (1917-1918) ===
  
Fort Wallen
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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.
  
[http://www.legendsofamerica.com/az-forts2.html Whipple Barracks] -- Textual records of this fort, 1863-1898, 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|1968530|United States, World War One Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} (FamilySearch) - free
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Wingate Fort Wingate] -- in New Mexico
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[[United States World War I Draft Records|United States World War I Draft Records]] provides additional information.
  
[http://jeff.scott.tripod.com/ftyuma.html Fort Yuma] -- in California
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=== World War II (1941-1945)  ===
  
===== References  =====
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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.
  
''Forts of the West, Military Forts and Presidios and Post Commonly Called Forts West of the Mississippi River to 1898''. by Robert W. Frazer. Norman University of Oklahoma Press C. 1972 Library of Congress Number&nbsp;65-24196
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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
  
''Encyclopedia of Indian Wars Western Batttles and Skirmishes, 1850-1890. ''by Gregory F. Michno.&nbsp; Mountain Press Publishing Co. Missoula, Montana C. 2003&nbsp;ISBN 0-87842-468-7
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:Also available at:<br>
  
=== Civil War (1861 to 1865) ===
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 Ancestry] ($)  
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*[http://www.fold3.com/title_765/wwii_old_mans_draft_registration_cards Fold3] ($).
  
[[Image:{{Arizona and New Mexico Territories 1863}}]] See [[Arizona in the Civil War|Arizona in the Civil War]] for information about Arizona Civil War records, web sites, etc. with links to articles about the Arizona regiments involved in the Civil War.  
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[[World War II United States Military Records, 1941 to 1945|World War II United States Military Records]] provides additional information.
  
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.
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=== Korean War (1950–1953)  ===
  
The [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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.
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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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=== Vietnam War (1964–1972)  ===
  
 
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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 [[United States Vietnam War 1964 to 1972|Vietnam War]] wiki article for information on records and their availability.  
Online collections containing this record is located in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list familysearch.org.]&nbsp; &nbsp;Wiki articles describing this collection is found at:
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[[Arizona_Service_Records_of_Confederate_Soldiers_of_the_Civil_War_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Arizona Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War (FamilySearch Historical Records)&nbsp;]]<br><br>
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=== Indian Wars (1798-1914)  ===
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Soldiers who served at military posts can be located by searching Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914. These enlistment registers are available at the Family History Library (beginning with Family History Library {{FHL|43696|title-id|disp=film 350307}}). These include data on the soldier's name, physical description, age, occupation, and birthplace.
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Two indexes are available for pension records: Old War Pension Index (1815-1926) and Index to Indian Wars (1892-1926). Both of these indexes are available at the Family History Library and at the National Archives. These indexes are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under UNITED STATES - MILITARY RECORDS.
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*A history of military forts is Ray Brandes, ''Frontier Military Posts of Arizona.&nbsp;''Globe, Arizona: Dale S. King, 1960. (Family History Library {{FHL|198506|title-id|disp=book 979.1 M2b}}). There is a map of army installations, 1849-1886, on Family History Library {{FHL|291627|title-id|disp=fiche 6017659}}.
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=== World War I (1917-1918)  ===
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World War I draft registration cards for men age 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 Arizona, see:
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*United States. Selective Service System. ''Arizona, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918''. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M1509. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1987-1988. (On Family History Library {{FHL|746966|title-id|disp=films beginning with 1473300}}.)
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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.  
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*Family&nbsp;History Library at [http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]  
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*[http://www.archives.gov/veterans/ Veterans Service Records] at National Archives  
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For each war listed below, additional federal sources are listed in U.S. Military Records. It contains search strategies and information to guide you to the best records for your objective.

Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. For Arizona the following sources are also very helpful:

Forts and Camps

Military forts and camps were established by the  military authorized by the federal govenment, built to house and maintain the military who were to assist in maintianing the peace by enforcing treaties and providing protection to settlers. (See Arizona - Native Americans)

References

Forts of the West, Military Forts and Presidios and Post Commonly Called Forts West of the Mississippi River to 1898. by Robert W. Frazer. Norman University of Oklahoma Press C. 1972 Library of Congress Number 65-24196

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

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 Arizona in the Civil War for information about Arizona Civil War records, web sites, etc. with links to articles about the Arizona 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.

Also check: Arizona Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War at Family Search

Indian Wars (1780s-1890s)

Soldiers who served at military posts can be located by searching Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914. These enlistment registers are available at the Family History Library (beginning with Family History Library film 350307). These include data on the soldier's name, physical description, age, occupation, and birthplace.

Two indexes are available for pension records: Old War Pension Index (1815-1926) and Index to Indian Wars (1892-1926). Both of these indexes are available at the Family History Library and at the National Archives. These indexes are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under UNITED STATES - MILITARY RECORDS.

  • A history of military forts is Ray Brandes, Frontier Military Posts of Arizona. Globe, Arizona: Dale S. King, 1960. (Family History Library 979.1 M2b). There is a map of army installations, 1849-1886, on Family History Library fiche 6017659.


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

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 World War I Draft Records provides additional information.

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.

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.

Additional Military Records

Additional military records are at the Department of Libraries, Archives and Public Records.

The Arizona Rangers

Web Sites

  • Veterans Service Records at National Archives
  • Arizona Memory Project at Arizona Department of Libraries, Archives and Public Records. The Arizona Memory Project provides access to the wealth of primary sources in Arizona libraries, archives, museums and other cultural institutions. Visitors to the site will find some of the best examples of government documents, photographs, maps, and objects that chronicle Arizona's past and present.

 

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