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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Connecticut|Connecticut]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Connecticut_Military_Records|Military Records]]''  
  
Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives.<br>
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An important source of military records is the Connecticut State Library. Their records include extensive militia records, orderly books, private papers, and other military records from the colonial period to World War I. Many of these are also at the Family History Library.
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Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. An important source of military records is the [http://www.cslib.org/ Connecticut State Library.] Their records include extensive militia records, orderly books, private papers, and other military records from the colonial period to World War I.&nbsp;
  
 
=== Forts  ===
 
=== Forts  ===
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystic_massacre Fort Mystic]  
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[[Image:180px-N58102886 30584394 7982.jpg|thumb|right|260x350px]]  
  
[http://wikimapia.org/817787/Fort-Saybrook-Monument-Park Fort Saybrook]  
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*[http://fortwiki.com/Category:Connecticut_All FortWiki (CT)] - portal to U.S. military forts
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*[http://wikimapia.org/817787/Fort-Saybrook-Monument-Park Fort Saybrook] - (1636–1647) Connecticut's first military fortification
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*[http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325200&depNav_GID=1650 Fort Trumbull] - now Fort Trumbull State Park, New London, Connecticut
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*[http://www.fort-nathan-hale.org/ Fort Nathan Hale] New Haven, Connecticut
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Trumbull Fort Trumbull] 1812-  
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=== Colonial Wars (1675-1774)  ===
  
=== Colonial Wars (1675-1775)  ===
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*Connecticut State Library. ''Selected Papers of''&nbsp; ''Colonial Wars. ''{{FHL|100417|item|disp=FHL films 3590–3596}} contains papers from the wars between 1675 and 1774.
  
*Selected papers of the wars between 1675 and 1775 have been filed at the Connecticut State Library. Microfilm copies are at the Family History Library. The index is on Family History Library film {{FHL|100417|title-id|disp=003590}}. For rolls of Connecticut men in the French and Indian War, see ''Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society'', Volumes 9 and 10 (Hartford: Connecticut Historical Society, 1905; Family History Library {{FHL|684260|title-id|disp=book 974.6 B4c; films 897070 item 3 and 897071}}). This is listed in the Family History Library Catalog under CONNECTICUT - HISTORY.
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*"Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French and Indian War, 1755–1762," ''Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society'', Volume 2 (Hartford: Connecticut Historical Society, 1905). Digital version at {{FHL|684260|item|disp=FamilySearch}}
  
*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/military/colonial/search_queenanneswar.php ''Roll and Journal of Connecticut Service in Queen Anne's War, 1710-1711''] (digitized book)
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*Buckingham, Thomas. ''Roll and Journal of Connecticut Service in Queen Anne's War, 1710-1711''. New Haven Connecticut&nbsp;: Tuttle, Moorehouse &amp; Taylor Press, 1916. Digital version at [http://www.genealogycenter.info/military/colonial/search_queenanneswar.php Allen county Public Library Genealogy Center]
  
=== Revolutionary War (1775-1783) to Mexican War (1846-1848)  ===
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*"Register of the Connecticut Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1893-1907" ([http://books.google.com/books?id=mggvAAAAYAAJ Google Books]) ([http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=%22Register+of+the+Connecticut+Society+of+the+Colonial+Dames%22 Worldcat]) - lists women who are members of the society and a description of the ancestor's service.
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=== Revolutionary War (1775-1783)  ===
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*Connecticut Adjutant General. ''Records of Service of Connecticut Men in the I. War of the Revolution, II. War of 1812, III. Mexican War.'' Hartford, Connecticut: Case, Lockwood &amp; Brainard Company, 1889. {{FHL|10268|item|disp=FHL film 1036328 item 4; fiche 6046698; book 974.6 M2ca;}} Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/waroftherevolution00recorich Internet Archive]
  
*A major published source is ''Connecticut Adjutant General, Records of Service of Connecticut Men in the I. War of the Revolution, II. War of 1812, III. Mexican War'' (Hartford, Connecticut: Case, Lockwood &amp; Brainard Company, 1889;Family History Library{{FHL|10268|title-id|disp=book 974.6 M2ca; film 1036328 item 4; fiche 6046698}}).
 
 
*Supplementary sources for the Revolutionary War are volumes 8 and 12 of ''Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society'' (Family History Library {{FHL|684270|title-id|disp=book 974.6 B4c; volume 8 is on Family History Library film 897070 item 2;}} volume 12 is on film {{FHL|897072|film|disp=897072}}). These are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under CONNECTICUT - HISTORY.
 
*Supplementary sources for the Revolutionary War are volumes 8 and 12 of ''Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society'' (Family History Library {{FHL|684270|title-id|disp=book 974.6 B4c; volume 8 is on Family History Library film 897070 item 2;}} volume 12 is on film {{FHL|897072|film|disp=897072}}). These are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under CONNECTICUT - HISTORY.
  
 
The [[Connecticut State Library|Connecticut State Library]] and the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] have a 37-volume set of service rolls for the Revolutionary War on microfilm. Indexes to service records of each war between 1775 and 1848 are at the Family History Library. The pension files for the Revolutionary War are also at the National Archives and the Family History Library.  
 
The [[Connecticut State Library|Connecticut State Library]] and the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] have a 37-volume set of service rolls for the Revolutionary War on microfilm. Indexes to service records of each war between 1775 and 1848 are at the Family History Library. The pension files for the Revolutionary War are also at the National Archives and the Family History Library.  
  
Connecticut Pension List, Rolls And Census (Free):  
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Connecticut Pension List, Rolls And Census (Free):<br>
  
 
#[http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/1813-pension-list/1813-pension-list-connecticut.htm 1813 Pension List: Connecticut]  
 
#[http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/1813-pension-list/1813-pension-list-connecticut.htm 1813 Pension List: Connecticut]  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48121 The Pension Roll of 1835, Vol. I] (Ancestry) ($)  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48121 The Pension Roll of 1835, Vol. I] (Ancestry) ($)  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3209 Connecticut Pensioners, 1835] (Ancestry) ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3209 Connecticut Pensioners, 1835] (Ancestry) ($)
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=== War of 1812 (1812-1815)  ===
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[[Image:William Henry Harrison.jpg|thumb|right|250px|William Henry Harrison.jpg]] The War of 1812 between Britain and the United States confirmed the separate existence of the United States and the future Canada.<br><br>
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See the Wiki article, [[Connecticut in the War of 1812|Connecticut in the War of 1812]], for information concerning military records, histories, links to relevant web sites, etc. for Connecticut.<br>
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There are helpful nationwide records for soldiers of the War of 1812. For more information, see [[United States in the War of 1812|United States in the War of 1812]]''.''
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=== Mexican War (1846-1848)  ===
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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>
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*Connecticut Adjutant General. ''Records of Service of Connecticut Men in the I. War of the Revolution, II. War of 1812, III. Mexican War.'' Hartford, Connecticut: Case, Lockwood &amp; Brainard Company, 1889. {{FHL|10268|item|disp=FHL film 1036328 item 4; fiche 6046698; book 974.6 M2ca;}} Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/waroftherevolution00recorich Internet Archive]
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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:
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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.]])
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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].
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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]].
  
 
=== Civil War (1861-1865)  ===
 
=== Civil War (1861-1865)  ===
  
[[Image:{{Harriet Beecher Stowe}}]] See [[Connecticut in the Civil War|Connecticut in the Civil War]] for information about Connecticut Civil War records, web sites, etc. with links to pages about the Connecticut regiments involved in the Civil War. The regimental articles 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 the families of the soldiers.  
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[[Image:{{Harriet Beecher Stowe}}|Harriet Beecher Stowe, (1811-1896), author of the novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin]] See [[Connecticut in the Civil War|Connecticut in the Civil War]] for information about Connecticut Civil War records, web sites, etc. with links to pages about the Connecticut regiments involved in the Civil War. The regimental articles 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 the families of the soldiers.  
  
The [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] allows name searching for soldiers. The result set gives the regiment for the soldiers. Then you can check the regiment page to determine counties. Often knowing the counties that had men in a regiment will help you determine if a&nbsp;soldier was your ancestor.<br>
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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 regiment for the soldiers. Then you can check the regiment page 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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=== Spanish-American War (1898)<br> ===
  
=== Spanish-American War (1898)  ===
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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.
  
*A helpful source is Connecticut Adjutant General, ''Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army, Navy and Marine Corps of the United States in the Spanish-American War'' (Hartford, Connecticut: Case, Lockwood &amp; Brainard Co., 1919; Family History Library {{FHL|244648|title-id|disp=book Q 974.6 M2co; film 1036755}}).
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'''Indexes'''  
  
=== World War I (1917-1918) ===
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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.]])
  
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 Connecticut, see:
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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.]])
  
*United States. Selective Service System. ''Connecticut 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 films beginning with {{FHL|746970|title-id|disp=1561876}}.)
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A helpful source is Connecticut Adjutant General, ''Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army, Navy and Marine Corps of the United States in the Spanish-American War'' (Hartford, Connecticut: Case, Lockwood &amp; Brainard Co., 1919; Family History Library {{FHL|244648|title-id|disp=book Q 974.6 M2co; film 1036755}}); ([http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3803 Ancestry]) ($)
  
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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Click on the link to learn more about the [[Spanish-American War, 1898|Spanish American War]].
  
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 a copy of this map, see:
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=== World War I (1917-1918)  ===
  
*United States. Selective Service System. ''List of World War One Draft Board Maps''. Washington, DC: National Archives. (Family History Library film {{FHL|641275|title-id|disp=1498803}}.)
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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.&nbsp;
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*United States. Selective Service System. ''Connecticut 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 films beginning with {{FHL|746970|title-id|disp=1561876}}.) Also available at:<br>
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*{{RecordSearch|1968530|United States, World War One Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} (FamilySearch) - free
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See [[United States World War I Draft Records|WWI Draft Records]] for more information.
  
 
=== World War II (1941-1945)  ===
 
=== World War II (1941-1945)  ===
  
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On April 27, 1942, the Selective Service conducted the fourth of six draft registrations. 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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*United States Selective Service System, ''Connecticut Selective Service System Registration Cards [World War II]: Fourth Registration'' (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2003-2005). {{FHL|1120081|item|disp=FHL film 2281702 (first of 72 films)}} (organized by county)
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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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*[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.
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=== Korean War (1950–1953)  ===
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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.
  
== References ==
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=== Vietnam War (1964–1972) ===
  
''[[Connecticut|Connecticut]]'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Family History Department, 1998, 2001.  
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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.
  
:NOTE: All of the information from the original research outline has been imported into this Wiki site and is being updated as time permits.
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Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. An important source of military records is the Connecticut State Library. Their records include extensive militia records, orderly books, private papers, and other military records from the colonial period to World War I. 

Forts

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Colonial Wars (1675-1774)

  • Connecticut State Library. Selected Papers of  Colonial Wars. FHL films 3590–3596 contains papers from the wars between 1675 and 1774.
  • "Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French and Indian War, 1755–1762," Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society, Volume 2 (Hartford: Connecticut Historical Society, 1905). Digital version at FamilySearch
  • Buckingham, Thomas. Roll and Journal of Connecticut Service in Queen Anne's War, 1710-1711. New Haven Connecticut : Tuttle, Moorehouse & Taylor Press, 1916. Digital version at Allen county Public Library Genealogy Center
  • "Register of the Connecticut Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1893-1907" (Google Books) (Worldcat) - lists women who are members of the society and a description of the ancestor's service.

Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

The Connecticut State Library and the Family History Library have a 37-volume set of service rolls for the Revolutionary War on microfilm. Indexes to service records of each war between 1775 and 1848 are at the Family History Library. The pension files for the Revolutionary War are also at the National Archives and the Family History Library.

Connecticut Pension List, Rolls And Census (Free):

  1. 1813 Pension List: Connecticut
  2. 1820 Pension List: Connecticut
  3. 1840 Connecticut Census of Pensioners

The 1835 Pension Roll

On June 5, 1834, the U.S. Senate required the Secretary of War to submit a statement showing the names of pensioners who were on the pension rolls or had previously been on the pension rolls. For more information on the 1835 Pension Roll see Revolutionary War Pension Records. The pension Roll for Connecticut is available online.

War of 1812 (1812-1815)

William Henry Harrison.jpg
The War of 1812 between Britain and the United States confirmed the separate existence of the United States and the future Canada.

See the Wiki article, Connecticut in the War of 1812, for information concerning military records, histories, links to relevant web sites, etc. for Connecticut.

There are helpful nationwide records for soldiers of the War of 1812. For more information, see United States in the War of 1812.

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 (1861-1865)

Harriet Beecher Stowe, (1811-1896), author of the novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin
See Connecticut in the Civil War for information about Connecticut Civil War records, web sites, etc. with links to pages about the Connecticut regiments involved in the Civil War. The regimental articles 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 the families of the soldiers.

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

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

A helpful source is Connecticut Adjutant General, Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army, Navy and Marine Corps of the United States in the Spanish-American War (Hartford, Connecticut: Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1919; Family History Library book Q 974.6 M2co; film 1036755); (Ancestry) ($)

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. Connecticut 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 films beginning with 1561876.) Also available at:

See WWI Draft Records for more information.

World War II (1941-1945)

On April 27, 1942, the Selective Service conducted the fourth of six draft registrations. 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.

  • United States Selective Service System, Connecticut Selective Service System Registration Cards [World War II]: Fourth Registration (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2003-2005). FHL film 2281702 (first of 72 films) (organized by county)

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.



 

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