US Military Record Selection Table

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U.S. Military - Records Selection Table
Once you know in which war(s) your ancestor may have served, use this table to decide which records to search. Use this table as a guide only. The information listed here is generally found in pre-20th century records, but each item is rarely found in every individual record.

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Service Pension Bounty Land Draft Cemetery Soldier Homes Veteran/Lineage Society Military Biography
Age
Birth date
Birth place
Children
Death date
Death place
Spouse, Marriage
Military Unit
Occupation
Parents
Physical description
Residence
Service history