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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana_Military_Records|Military Records]]''  
  
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Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives and its regional centers, and state archives. See [[United States Military Records|United States Military Records]] for more information about federal records. For Montana the following sources are helpful:
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=== Forts and Camps ===
  
 
*[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.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.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://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).  
 
*[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).  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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).  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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''']  
 
*[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).
 
*[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).
  
'''References'''
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===== 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  
 
''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.
 
  
 
=== Civil War (1861 to 1865)  ===
 
=== Civil War (1861 to 1865)  ===
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The [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors&nbsp;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. <br><br>
 
The [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors&nbsp;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. <br><br>
  
=== Indian Wars (1780s-1890s) ===
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=== Indian Wars (1780s-1890s) ===
  
Historical sketches of army posts are available at the Family History Library (Family History Library film {{FHL|95509|title-id|disp=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.  
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Historical sketches of army posts are available at the Family History Library ({{FHL|95509|title-id|disp= FHL 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:  
 
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:  
  
*Carroll, John M., and Byron Price. ''Roll Call on the Little Big Horn, 28 June 1876''. Fort Collins, Colorado: The Old Army Press, 1974. (Family History Library book {{FHL|287731|title-id|disp=973 M25hc}}.)
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*Carroll, John M., and Byron Price. ''Roll Call on the Little Big Horn, 28 June 1876''. Fort Collins, Colorado: The Old Army Press, 1974. {{FHL|287731|title-id|disp=FHL book 973 M25hc}}.  
*Hammer, Kenneth. ''Men with Custer: Biographies of the 7th Cavalry, 25 June, 1''876. Fort Collins, Colorado: The Old Army Press, 1972. (Family History Library book {{FHL|287740|title-id|disp=973 M25hk}}.) Online at: http://www.questia.com/library/book/men-with-custer-biographies-of-the-7th-cavalry-june-25-1876-by-ronald-h-nichols.jsp ($)
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*Hammer, Kenneth. ''Men with Custer: Biographies of the 7th Cavalry, 25 June, 1''876. Fort Collins, Colorado: The Old Army Press, 1972. {{FHL|287740|title-id|disp=FHL book 973 M25hk}}. Online at: http://www.questia.com/library/book/men-with-custer-biographies-of-the-7th-cavalry-june-25-1876-by-ronald-h-nichols.jsp ($)
  
 
=== World War I (1917-1918)  ===
 
=== World War I (1917-1918)  ===
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The [http://www.his.state.mt.us/ Montana Historical Society]Archives 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.  
 
The [http://www.his.state.mt.us/ Montana Historical Society]Archives 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 {{FHL|746985|title-id|disp=1684099}}) These cards have been digitized and are searchable online. See [[United States World War I Draft Records|WWI Draft Records]] for more information.
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*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. {{FHL|746985|title-id|disp=FHL film 1684099 (first of 37)}}.
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:These cards have been digitized and are searchable online. 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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== Web sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
http://www.rootsweb.com/~mtgenweb/military.html  
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*Rootsweb at http://www.rootsweb.com/~mtgenweb/military.html
  
See the Supplemental Information section of the [[United States Military Records|United States Military Records]] for additional information.<br>  
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See the Supplemental Information section of the [[United States Military Records|United States Military Records]] for additional information.<br>
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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

Forts and Camps

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

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 (FHL 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. FHL film 1684099 (first of 37).
These cards have been digitized and are searchable online. See WWI Draft Records for more information.

World War II (1941-1945)


Websites

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.)