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==== Forts  ====
 
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*[http://www.havremt.com/attractions/fort_assinniboine.htm Fort Assiniboine]--1879-1911 Established to prevent Sitting Bull and the Souix warriors from returning from Canada.  
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*[http://www.havremt.com/attractions/fort_assinniboine.htm '''Fort Assiniboine'''] --1879-1911 Established to prevent Sitting Bull and the Souix warriors from returning from Canada.  
*[http://www.fortlincoln.com/ Fort Abraham Lincoln ]-- in North Dakota  
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*[http://www.fortlincoln.com/ '''Fort Abraham Lincoln'''] -- in North Dakota.
*[http://www.ftbelknap-nsn.gov/grosvent.htm Fort Belknap]  
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*[http://www.ftbelknap-nsn.gov/grosvent.htm '''Fort Belknap''']  
*[http://www.fortbenton.com/fbrestore/history.htm Fort Benton] -- Textual records of this fort, 1869-1881, 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 "Records of Posts, 1820-1940" (Record Group 393.7).  
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*[http://www.fortbenton.com/fbrestore/history.htm '''Fort Benton'''] -- Textual records of this fort, 1869-1881, 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 "Records of Posts, 1820-1940" (Record Group 393.7).  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Reno_(Wyoming) Fort Connor ](also known as Old Fort Reno)  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Reno_(Wyoming) '''Fort Connor'''] (also known as Old Fort Reno)  
*[http://www.legendsofamerica.com/mt-forts3.html Fort Custer ]-- Textual records of this fort, 1877-1898, 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 "Records of Posts, 1820-1940" (Record Group 393.7).  
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*[http://www.legendsofamerica.com/mt-forts3.html '''Fort Custer'''] -- Textual records of this fort, 1877-1898, 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 "Records of Posts, 1820-1940" (Record Group 393.7).  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Ellis Fort Ellis ]-- Textual records of this fort, 1867-1886, 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 "Records of Posts, 1820-1940" (Record Group 393.7).  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Ellis '''Fort Ellis'''] -- Textual records of this fort, 1867-1886, 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 "Records of Posts, 1820-1940" (Record Group 393.7).  
*[http://www.philkearny.vcn.com/fortfetterman.htm Fort Fetterman ]-- in Wyoming  
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*[http://www.philkearny.vcn.com/fortfetterman.htm '''Fort Fetterman'''] -- in Wyoming  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_William_Henry_Harrison Fort William Henry Harrison]-- 1895-1913  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_William_Henry_Harrison '''Fort William Henry Harrison'''] -- 1895-1913.
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Keogh Fort Keogh ]-- Textual records of this fort, 1876-1908, 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 "Records of Posts, 1820-1940" (Record Group 393.7).  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Keogh '''Fort Keogh'''] -- Textual records of this fort, 1876-1908, 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 "Records of Posts, 1820-1940" (Record Group 393.7).  
*[http://usforting.com/2010/05/22/fort-harrison-fort-logan-montana/ Fort Logan ]-- Textual records of this fort, 1870-1880, 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 "Records of Posts, 1820-1940" (Record Group 393.7).  
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*[http://usforting.com/2010/05/22/fort-harrison-fort-logan-montana/ '''Fort Logan'''] -- Textual records of this fort, 1870-1880, 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 "Records of Posts, 1820-1940" (Record Group 393.7).  
*[http://www.ultimatemontana.com/sectionpages/Section9/history/fortmaginnis.html Fort Maginnis ]-- Textual records of this fort, 1880-1890, 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 "Records of Posts, 1820-1940" (Record Group 393.7).  
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*[http://www.ultimatemontana.com/sectionpages/Section9/history/fortmaginnis.html '''Fort Maginnis'''] -- Textual records of this fort, 1880-1890, 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 "Records of Posts, 1820-1940" (Record Group 393.7).  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Missoula Fort Missoula] -- Textual records of this fort, 1877-1939, 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 Records of Posts, 1820-1940" (Record Group 393.7).  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Missoula '''Fort Missoula'''] -- Textual records of this fort, 1877-1939, 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 Records of Posts, 1820-1940" (Record Group 393.7).  
*[http://www.fortpeckdam.com/historypages/?p=18 Fort Peck]  
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*[http://www.fortpeckdam.com/historypages/?p=18 '''Fort Peck''']
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Poplar_River Camp Poplar River] -- Textual records of this fort, 1880-1893, 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 "Records of Posts, 1820-1940" (Record Group 393.7).  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Poplar_River '''Camp Poplar River'''] -- Textual records of this fort, 1880-1893, 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 "Records of Posts, 1820-1940" (Record Group 393.7).  
*[http://lewis-clark.org/content/content-article.asp?ArticleID=2970 Fort Raymond]  - Built by Manuel Lisa and called Manuel's Fort  
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*[http://lewis-clark.org/content/content-article.asp?ArticleID=2970 '''Fort Raymond''']  -- Built by Manuel Lisa and called Manuel's Fort.
*[http://russell.visitmt.com/communities/FortShaw.htm Fort Shaw] -- Textual records of this fort, 1867-1891, 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 "Records of Posts, 1820-1940" (Record Group 393.7).  
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*[http://russell.visitmt.com/communities/FortShaw.htm '''Fort Shaw'''] -- Textual records of this fort, 1867-1891, 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 "Records of Posts, 1820-1940" (Record Group 393.7).  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_C._F._Smith_(Fort_Smith,_Montana) Fort C. F. Smith]--1866-1868; originally named Fort Ransom  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_C._F._Smith_(Fort_Smith,_Montana) '''Fort C. F. Smith'''] --1866-1868; originally named Fort Ransom.
*[http://lewisandclark.mt.gov/sites.asp?IDNumber=1 Fort Union]  
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*[http://lewisandclark.mt.gov/sites.asp?IDNumber=1 '''Fort Union''']
*[http://www.fortsmithmontana.com/history.html Fort Smith]  
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*[http://www.fortsmithmontana.com/history.html '''Fort Smith''']  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Stevenson Fort Stevenson] -- Textual records of this fort, 1867-1883, 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 "Records of Posts, 1820-1940" (Record Group 393.7).
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Stevenson '''Fort Stevenson'''] -- Textual records of this fort, 1867-1883, 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 "Records of Posts, 1820-1940" (Record Group 393.7).
  
 
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''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  
 
''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  
  
Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives and its regional centers, and state archives. [[United States Military Records|United States Military Records]] provides more information about the federal records. For Montana the following sources are helpful.  
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Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives and its regional centers, and state archives. [[United States Military Records|United States Military Records]] provides more information about the federal records. For Montana the following sources are helpful.
  
 
=== Civil War (1861 to 1865)  ===
 
=== Civil War (1861 to 1865)  ===

Revision as of 19:54, 17 May 2012

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Contents

Forts

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

Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives and its regional centers, and state archives. United States Military Records provides more information about the federal records. For Montana the following sources are helpful.

Civil War (1861 to 1865)


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

Indian Wars (1780s-1890s)

Historical sketches of army posts are available at the Family History Library (Family History Library film 1025168) and the National Archives and its regional centers. You can also find historical sketches in local histories. The Family History Library also has microfilm copies of the service and pension indexes for the many Indian conflicts. The actual records are available only at the National Archives.

Published sources about the soldiers who died at the Battle of the Little Big Horn are available. Military histories of the officers and enlisted men are in:

World War I (1917-1918)

The Montana Historical SocietyArchives has some records created by the Montana Department of Military Affairs, including original service records for the world wars. They also have enlistment records for the Montana National Guard from 1905 through about 1920.

  • United States. Selective Service System. Montana. 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 film number 1684099) These cards have been digitized and are searchable online. See WWI Draft Records for more information.

World War II (1941-1945)


Web sites

http://www.rootsweb.com/~mtgenweb/military.html

See the Supplemental Information section of the United States Military Records for additional information.

References

  • Montana Research Outline. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.  (NOTE: All of the information from the original research article has been imported into this Wiki site and is being updated as time permits.)