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The[[United States Military Records|U.S. Military Records]] Wiki article provides more information on federal military records and search strategies. Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. The [[United States|United States]] Wiki article provides more information about the federal records. For Oklahoma, the following sources are also very helpful.  
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The[[United States Military Records|U.S. Military Records]] Wiki article provides more information on federal military records and search strategies. Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. The [[United States|United States]] Wiki article provides more information about the federal records. For Oklahoma, the following sources are also very helpful.<br>
  
 
=== Forts  ===
 
=== Forts  ===
  
Fort Arbuckle 1850-1858
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Forts were authorized by the federal government, built to house and maintain the military who were to assist in maintaining peace by enforcing treaties and providing protection to settlers.
  
Fort Barron  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Arbuckle_(Oklahoma) Fort Arbuckle] 1850-1858
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*Fort Barron  
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*[http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/F/FO029.html Fort Belknap]
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*[http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/F/FO029.html Fort Cobb] 1859
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*[http://digital.library.okstate.edu/chronicles/v017/v017p147.html Fort Davis]--Civil War Fort
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Gibson,_Oklahoma Fort Gibson] 1824 -- Textual records of this fort, 1825-1890, 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 the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7). The 1830-1857 portion of these records have been microfilmed as National Archives Microcopy M1466. These records (M1466)&nbsp;are also available through the Family History Library FHL Film: 1549507 (first film of 6)
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*[http://digital.library.okstate.edu/chronicles/v004/v004p216.html Fort McCulloch]--Civil War Fort
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*Cantonement on North Fork, Canadian River -- Textual records of this fort, 1879-1882, 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 the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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*[http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/C/CA029.html Camp Radziminski] 1858-59
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Reno_(Oklahoma) Fort Reno] 1874-1908
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Sill Fort Sill] -- Textual records of this fort, 1875-1910, 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 the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Supply Fort Supply] -- Textual records of this fort, 1868-1895, 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 the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Towson Fort Towson] 1824
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Washita Fort Washita] 1842 -1865
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Wayne_(Indian_Territory) Fort Wayne]--1838-1842
  
Fort Belknap
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'''Reference'''
  
Fort Cobb 1859
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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
  
Fort Davis--Civil War Fort
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=== Mexican War (1846-1848)  ===
  
Fort Gibson 1824 -- Textual records of this fort, 1825-1890, 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 the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7). The 1830-1857 portion of these records have been microfilmed as National Archives Microcopy M1466.  
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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>
  
Fort McCulloch--Civil War Fort
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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:<br>
  
Cantonement on North Fork, Canadian River -- Textual records of this fort, 1879-1882, 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 the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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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.]])<br>
  
Camp Radziminski 1858-59
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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].<br>
  
Fort Reno 1874-1908
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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]].
 
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Fort Sill -- Textual records of this fort, 1875-1910, 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 the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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Fort Supply -- Textual records of this fort, 1868-1895, 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 the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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Fort Towson 1824
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Fort Washita 1842 -1865
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Fort Wayne--1838-1842
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'''Reference'''
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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. [[/en/index.php?title=Special:BookSources&isbn=0878424687|ISBN 0-87842-468-7]]  
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=== Civil War (1861-1865)  ===
 
=== Civil War (1861-1865)  ===
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Two useful books concerning Union soldiers buried in Oklahoma are:  
 
Two useful books concerning Union soldiers buried in Oklahoma are:  
  
Talkington, N. Dale. ''The Long Blue Line: Civil War Union Soldiers and Sailors Buried in Oklahoma''. Houston, Texas: N. D. Talkington, 1999. {{FHL|835568|title-id|disp=(Family History Library book 976.6 V3tn; fiche 6003026.)}}  
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::*Talkington, N. Dale. ''The Long Blue Line: Civil War Union Soldiers and Sailors Buried in Oklahoma''. Houston, Texas: N. D. Talkington, 1999. {{FHL|835568|title-id|disp=(Family History Library book 976.6 V3tn; fiche 6003026.)}}  
 
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::*Talkington, N. Dale and Deone K. Pearcy. ''Tributes of Blue: Obituaries of Civil War Union Soldiers and Sailors Buried in Oklahoma''. Tehachapi, California: T. P. Productions, 1996. {{FHL|765036|title-id|disp=(Family History Library book 976.6 V4t; film 2055188, item 1.)}}
Talkington, N. Dale and Deone K. Pearcy. ''Tributes of Blue: Obituaries of Civil War Union Soldiers and Sailors Buried in Oklahoma''. Tehachapi, California: T. P. Productions, 1996. {{FHL|765036|title-id|disp=(Family History Library book 976.6 V4t; film 2055188, item 1.)}}  
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Pension records for Confederate veterans living in Oklahoma are at the [http://www.odl.state.ok.us/oar/resources/genealogy.htm Oklahoma Department of Libraries] Archive website. The Family History Library has a copy of these records, arranged by application numbers {{FHL|433332|title-id|disp=(Family History Library films 1001530-48; index on film 1001529)}}. A published index is:  
 
Pension records for Confederate veterans living in Oklahoma are at the [http://www.odl.state.ok.us/oar/resources/genealogy.htm Oklahoma Department of Libraries] Archive website. The Family History Library has a copy of these records, arranged by application numbers {{FHL|433332|title-id|disp=(Family History Library films 1001530-48; index on film 1001529)}}. A published index is:  
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''Index to Applications for Pensions From the State of Oklahoma Submitted by Confederate Soldiers, Sailors and their Widows''. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Genealogical Society, 1969. {{FHL|151701|title-id|disp=(Family History Library book 976.6 M24o; fiche 6046932.)}}  
 
''Index to Applications for Pensions From the State of Oklahoma Submitted by Confederate Soldiers, Sailors and their Widows''. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Genealogical Society, 1969. {{FHL|151701|title-id|disp=(Family History Library book 976.6 M24o; fiche 6046932.)}}  
  
'''Civil War Pension Index Cards''' - A free Internet index to pension applications of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1471019 FamilySearch Record Search]. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. Other wars, of that time period, may be included. Confederate Army casualty lists for battles in Indian Territory are on the last portion of {{FHL|95483|title-id|disp=Family History Library film 1025138<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1225989809035_229" />}}.  
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Civil War Pension Index Cards - An {{RecordSearch|1471019|Index to Pension Applications}} of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on FamilySearch. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. The majority of the records are of Civil War veterans, but the collection also includes records for veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Indian Wars, and World War I. For more information see [[Union Pension Records|Union Pension Records]].  
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Confederate Army casualty lists for battles in Indian Territory are on the last portion of {{FHL|95483|title-id|disp=Family History Library film 1025138<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1225989809035_229" />}}.  
  
 
A special census was taken in 1890 of Union veterans of the Civil War {{FHL|230777|title-id|disp=(Family History Library film 338235)}}. Several indexes to the returns have been published and are at the Family History Library.  
 
A special census was taken in 1890 of Union veterans of the Civil War {{FHL|230777|title-id|disp=(Family History Library film 338235)}}. Several indexes to the returns have been published and are at the Family History Library.  
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Foreman, Grant. ''History of the Service and List of Individuals of the Five Civilized Tribes in the Confederate Army''. 2 vols. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1948. (not at Family History Library.)  
 
Foreman, Grant. ''History of the Service and List of Individuals of the Five Civilized Tribes in the Confederate Army''. 2 vols. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1948. (not at Family History Library.)  
  
=== Spanish-American War (1898)  ===
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=== Spanish-American War (1898)<br> ===
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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.
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'''Indexes'''
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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.]])
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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.]])
  
 
A history of Oklahoma's participation in the war is John Alley, “''Oklahoma in the Spanish-American War'',” in Chronicles of Oklahoma 20 (Mar 1942): 43-50 (see [[Oklahoma Periodicals]]). This includes brief sketches of some soldiers and a casualty list for battles in Cuba.  
 
A history of Oklahoma's participation in the war is John Alley, “''Oklahoma in the Spanish-American War'',” in Chronicles of Oklahoma 20 (Mar 1942): 43-50 (see [[Oklahoma Periodicals]]). This includes brief sketches of some soldiers and a casualty list for battles in Cuba.  
  
=== World Wars I (1917-1918) <br>and II (1941-1945)  ===
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Click on the link to learn more about the [[Spanish-American War, 1898|Spanish American War]].
  
A published roster of soldiers who died in World War I is in W.M. Haulsee, et al, Soldiers of the Great War, 3 vols. Washington, D.C.: Soldiers Record Publishing Association, 1920. {{FHL|285556|title-id|disp=(Family History Library book 973 M23s; fiche 6051244.}})  
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=== World War I (1917-1918) ===
  
World War I draft registration cards for men age 18 to 45 may list address, birth date, birthplace, race, nationality, citizenship, and next of kin. Not all registrants served in the war. The Oklahoma records are indexed, with digital images, on the Internet site [http://www.ancestry.com/ www.ancestry.com]. For registration cards for Oklahoma see also:
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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.  
  
*United States. Selective Service System.  
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*National Archives Microfilm Publications, M1509. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1987-1988. (On Family History Library films beginning with film number {{FHL|378717|title-id|disp= 1851604}}) Also available at:
*Oklahoma, World War I Selective Service
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*System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.  
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:*{{RecordSearch|1968530|United States, World War One Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} (FamilySearch) - free
*National Archives Microfilm Publications, M1509. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1987-1988. {{FHL|378717|title-id|disp=(On Family History Library films beginning with film number 1851604.}})
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See [[United States World War I Draft Records|WWI Draft Records]] for more information.  
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*A published roster of soldiers who died in World War I is in W.M. Haulsee, et al, Soldiers of the Great War, 3 vols. Washington, D.C.: Soldiers Record Publishing Association, 1920. {{FHL|285556|title-id|disp=(Family History Library book 973 M23s; fiche 6051244.}})
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=== World War II (1941-1945)  ===
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On April 27, 1942, the Selective Service conducted the fourth of six draft registrations related to WWII. 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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*{{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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:Also available at:<br>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 Ancestry] ($)
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*[http://www.fold3.com/title_765/wwii_old_mans_draft_registration_cards Fold3] ($).
  
 
Biographical sketches of soldiers who died during World War II have been published in Chronicles of Oklahoma, volumes 21-27 (see [[Oklahoma Periodicals]]).  
 
Biographical sketches of soldiers who died during World War II have been published in Chronicles of Oklahoma, volumes 21-27 (see [[Oklahoma Periodicals]]).  
  
 
Additional biographical sketches of soldiers from Oklahoma are in volume 2 of A History of the ''Second World War: A Remembrance, An Appreciation, A Memorial''. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Victory Publishing Co., 1946. {{FHL|966867|title-id|disp=(Family History Library book 973 H2sw; vol. 1 on film 1035575 item 7; vol. 2 on film 1035603 item 5.)}}  
 
Additional biographical sketches of soldiers from Oklahoma are in volume 2 of A History of the ''Second World War: A Remembrance, An Appreciation, A Memorial''. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Victory Publishing Co., 1946. {{FHL|966867|title-id|disp=(Family History Library book 973 H2sw; vol. 1 on film 1035575 item 7; vol. 2 on film 1035603 item 5.)}}  
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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.
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=== Vietnam War (1964–1972)  ===
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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.
  
 
=== Additional Military Sources  ===
 
=== Additional Military Sources  ===
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Faulk, Odie B., Kenny A. Franks, and Paul F. Lambert, eds. ''Early Military Forts and Posts in Oklahoma''. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1978. {{FHL|50635|title-id|disp=(Family History Library book 976.6 M2e; fiche 6088102.)}}  
 
Faulk, Odie B., Kenny A. Franks, and Paul F. Lambert, eds. ''Early Military Forts and Posts in Oklahoma''. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1978. {{FHL|50635|title-id|disp=(Family History Library book 976.6 M2e; fiche 6088102.)}}  
  
== '''&nbsp;Web Sites''' ==
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== &nbsp;Websites ==
 
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'''http://www.rootsweb.com/~okgenweb/resource/military.htm'''
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'''http://freepages.military.rootsweb.com/~xander/oklahoma-records.htm'''
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== References  ==
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*http://www.rootsweb.com/~okgenweb/resource/military.htm
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*http://freepages.military.rootsweb.com/~xander/oklahoma-records.htm
  
[[Oklahoma|Oklahoma]] Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.
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:NOTE: All of the information from the original research outline has been imported into this Wiki site and is being updated here, as time permits.
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{{Oklahoma|Oklahoma}} {{State Military Records}}
  
 
[[Category:Oklahoma|Military]]
 
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TheU.S. Military Records Wiki article provides more information on federal military records and search strategies. Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. The United States Wiki article provides more information about the federal records. For Oklahoma, the following sources are also very helpful.

Contents

Forts

Forts were authorized by the federal government, built to house and maintain the military who were to assist in maintaining peace by enforcing treaties and providing protection to settlers.

Reference

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

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)

Two useful books concerning Union soldiers buried in Oklahoma are:

Pension records for Confederate veterans living in Oklahoma are at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries Archive website. The Family History Library has a copy of these records, arranged by application numbers (Family History Library films 1001530-48; index on film 1001529). A published index is:

Index to Applications for Pensions From the State of Oklahoma Submitted by Confederate Soldiers, Sailors and their Widows. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Genealogical Society, 1969. (Family History Library book 976.6 M24o; fiche 6046932.)

Civil War Pension Index Cards - An Index to Pension Applications of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on FamilySearch. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. The majority of the records are of Civil War veterans, but the collection also includes records for veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Indian Wars, and World War I. For more information see Union Pension Records.

Confederate Army casualty lists for battles in Indian Territory are on the last portion of Family History Library film 1025138.

A special census was taken in 1890 of Union veterans of the Civil War (Family History Library film 338235). Several indexes to the returns have been published and are at the Family History Library.

For information on Indians who served on the side of the Confederacy, see:

Foreman, Grant. History of the Service and List of Individuals of the Five Civilized Tribes in the Confederate Army. 2 vols. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1948. (not at Family History Library.)

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 history of Oklahoma's participation in the war is John Alley, “Oklahoma in the Spanish-American War,” in Chronicles of Oklahoma 20 (Mar 1942): 43-50 (see Oklahoma Periodicals). This includes brief sketches of some soldiers and a casualty list for battles in Cuba.

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.

  • National Archives Microfilm Publications, M1509. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1987-1988. (On Family History Library films beginning with film number 1851604) 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 related to WWII. 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.

Also available at:

Biographical sketches of soldiers who died during World War II have been published in Chronicles of Oklahoma, volumes 21-27 (see Oklahoma Periodicals).

Additional biographical sketches of soldiers from Oklahoma are in volume 2 of A History of the Second World War: A Remembrance, An Appreciation, A Memorial. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Victory Publishing Co., 1946. (Family History Library book 973 H2sw; vol. 1 on film 1035575 item 7; vol. 2 on film 1035603 item 5.)

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.

Additional Military Sources

For further background information on Oklahoma's military history see:

Daugherty, Fred A. and Pendleton Woods. “Oklahoma's Military Tradition.” Chronicles of Oklahoma 57 (Winter, 1979-80): 427-45. (FHL book 976.6 B2c.)

Faulk, Odie B., Kenny A. Franks, and Paul F. Lambert, eds. Early Military Forts and Posts in Oklahoma. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1978. (Family History Library book 976.6 M2e; fiche 6088102.)

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