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The U.S. Military Records provides more information on federal military records and search strategies.

Many military records are available at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives.


Forts and Camps

History of the Fort

  • Camp Winfield Scott --1866-1871

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

The Nevada State Library and Archiveshas an excellent collection of military records, including:

  • Muster rolls from the 1860's to 1902
  • Nevada State Militia records beginning in 1865
  • National Guard records
  • Selective Service cards from World War I to the Vietnam War

Civil War (1861-1865)

Fort Churchill Ruins
See Nevada in the Civil War for information about Nevada Civil War records, web sites, etc. with links to articles about the Nevada 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.
A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Nevada, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

World War I (1917-1918)

  • Biographical sketches of soldiers who lost their lives during the war are in Nevada's Golden Stars (Reno: Nevada Adjutant General's Office 1924; Family History Library film 1000195 item 2).
  • United States. Selective Service System. Nevada, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M1509. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1987-1988. (Family History Library films beginning with 1711534) These cards have been digitized and are searchable online. See WWI Draft Records for more information.

World War II (1941-1945)

Web Sites


  • Nevada Research Outline. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001. (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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