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Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal archives. The [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military Records]] article provides more information on federal records. Additional military records are at the Georgia Department of Archives and History. The following sources are also very helpful.  
 
Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal archives. The [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military Records]] article provides more information on federal records. Additional military records are at the Georgia Department of Archives and History. The following sources are also very helpful.  
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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.]])
 
*{{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.]])
  
Carlton J. Thaxton, et. al., ''A Roster of Spanish American Soldiers from Georgia'' (Americus, Georgia: Thaxton Company, 1984; {{WorldCat|11375849|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|387|item|disp=FHL book 975.8 M2th}}
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Carlton J. Thaxton, et. al., ''A Roster of Spanish American Soldiers from Georgia'' (Americus, Georgia: Thaxton Company, 1984; {{WorldCat|11375849|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|387|item|disp=FHL book 975.8 M2th}}  
  
Click on the link to learn more about the [[Spanish-American War, 1898|Spanish American War]].
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Click on the link to learn more about the [[Spanish-American War, 1898|Spanish American War]].  
  
 
=== World War I (1917-1918)  ===
 
=== World War I (1917-1918)  ===
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*{{RecordSearch|1968530|United States, World War One Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} (FamilySearch) - free
 
*{{RecordSearch|1968530|United States, World War One Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} (FamilySearch) - free
  
[[United States World War I Draft Records|United States World War I Draft Records]] provides additional information.  
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*The Family History Library has many military discharge papers on microfilm dating from 1917 to 1960. These are listed in the Family History Library Catalog:
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*Photographs and service records of men who served in World War I are in Bert E. Boss, ''The Georgia State Memorial Book'' (N.p.: 1921; Family History Library microfilm {{FHL|196277|title-id|disp=175271}}).
  
 
*United States. Selective Service System. ''Georgia, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918''. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M1509. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1987-1988. {{FHL|746973|item|disp=FHL film 1556940 (first film)}} These cards have been digitized and are searchable online at FamilySearch Historical Records {{RecordSearch|1968530|United States, World War One Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.}} See [[United States World War I Draft Records|WWI Draft Records]] for more information.
 
*United States. Selective Service System. ''Georgia, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918''. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M1509. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1987-1988. {{FHL|746973|item|disp=FHL film 1556940 (first film)}} These cards have been digitized and are searchable online at FamilySearch Historical Records {{RecordSearch|1968530|United States, World War One Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.}} See [[United States World War I Draft Records|WWI Draft Records]] for more information.
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[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Georgia,_World_War_II,_Draft_Registration_Cards_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 Georgia, Word War ll Draft Registration Cards (FamilySerach Historical Records)]  
 
[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Georgia,_World_War_II,_Draft_Registration_Cards_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 Georgia, Word War ll Draft Registration Cards (FamilySerach Historical Records)]  
 
=== World Wars I and II  ===
 
  
 
*The Family History Library has many military discharge papers on microfilm dating from 1917 to 1960. These are listed in the Family History Library Catalog:
 
*The Family History Library has many military discharge papers on microfilm dating from 1917 to 1960. These are listed in the Family History Library Catalog:
  
 
:GEORGIA, [COUNTY] - MILITARY RECORDS.
 
:GEORGIA, [COUNTY] - MILITARY RECORDS.
 
*Photographs and service records of men who served in World War I are in Bert E. Boss, ''The Georgia State Memorial Book'' (N.p.: 1921; Family History Library microfilm {{FHL|196277|title-id|disp=175271}}).
 
  
 
=== Korean War (1950–1953)  ===
 
=== 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 [[United States Korean War 1950 to 1953|Korean War ]] wiki article for information on records and their availability.
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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.  
  
 
=== Vietnam War (1964–1972)  ===
 
=== 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 [[United States Vietnam War 1964 to 1972|Vietnam War]] wiki article for information on records and their availability.
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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.  
  
 
=== Web Sites  ===
 
=== Web Sites  ===

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Contents


Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal archives. The U.S. Military Records article provides more information on federal records. Additional military records are at the Georgia Department of Archives and History. The following sources are also very helpful.

Forts

For a list of Cherokee Removal Forts go to ngeorgia.com

Miscellaneous Wars

Lists of soldiers who served in Georgia military units include:

  • Georgia Secretary of State. Georgia Military Records, 1779-1842. Nine Volumes. [N.p.], 1940. FHL films 007031-35 Includes muster and pay lists.
  • Georgia Adjutant Generals Office. Military Records, 1782-1899. Six Volumes. [N.p.], 1957? FHL films 159015-17
    Includes payrolls, muster rolls, and lists of commissioned officers.
  • Clark, Murtie June. Colonial Soldiers of the South, 1732-1774. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1983. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL book 975 M29c
  • Georgia Executive Department. Military Commissions in the State Militia, 1798-1860. FHL films 158997-014
  • "Register of the Georgia Society Colonial Dames of America" published 1904 (Google Books) - lists women who are members of the society and a description of the ancestors service.

Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

There are several published volumes of service records, bounty land certificates, and muster rolls. These include:

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 1835 Pension Roll of Georgia, which includes Revolutionary War pensioners and heirs of War of 1812 casualties is available online:

Helpful but undocumented lists are:

War of 1812 (1812-1815)

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, Georgia in the War of 1812, for information concerning military records, histories, links to relevant web sites, etc. for Georgia.

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.

  • United States. Adjutant General’s Office. Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served during the Mexican War in Organizations from the State of Tennessee. Washington D.C.: National Archives, 1965. FHL films 882797-882811. This includes regimental returns, a record of events during the war, and company muster rolls.
  • 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.

Indian Wars (1780s-1890s)

Creek War (1813-1814)

A card index of Indian War soldiers is:

  • Alabama. Department of Archives and History. Indian War Service, 1812–1814. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. FHL film 1462786 item 3.}} This includes alphabetically arranged, typed cards for the Indian wars of 1813–1814 and the War of 1812. The films include each soldier’s name, age, residence, rank, and date enrolled and the date and amount of his pension payments (usually for the years of 1833–1834). Includes records of Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina soldiers, as well as Indian names.

Cherokee Disturbance and Removal (1836-1839)

  • "Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers who Served During the Cherokee Disturbances and Removal in Organizations From the State of Georgia" (NARA M907). At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL film 1205402. The Cherokees were removed to the Indian Territory in what is now Oklahoma. The compiled military service records have not been microfilmed.
The above collection is also available online:

Civil War (1861-1865)

Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, September 19 and 20, 1863

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

For information about African American troops, see United States Colored Troops in the Civil War to learn about the regiments and units that served from South Carolina.

Online Databases

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

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

  • United States, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 (NARA T288). (FamilySearch) Free digital copy. The "General Index to Pension Files, 1861–1934". 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. (Learn more.)

Carlton J. Thaxton, et. al., A Roster of Spanish American Soldiers from Georgia (Americus, Georgia: Thaxton Company, 1984; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL book 975.8 M2th

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.

  • The Family History Library has many military discharge papers on microfilm dating from 1917 to 1960. These are listed in the Family History Library Catalog:
GEORGIA, [COUNTY] - MILITARY RECORDS.
  • Photographs and service records of men who served in World War I are in Bert E. Boss, The Georgia State Memorial Book (N.p.: 1921; Family History Library microfilm 175271).

World War II (1941-1945)

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Georgia, Word War ll Draft Registration Cards (FamilySerach Historical Records)

  • The Family History Library has many military discharge papers on microfilm dating from 1917 to 1960. These are listed in the Family History Library Catalog:
GEORGIA, [COUNTY] - MILITARY RECORDS.

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.

Web Sites