US Military Types of Military Records

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The major types of military records kept by federal and state governments are:

  • Service records (militia, volunteer, or regular forces)
  • Pension records, and Bounty Land Warrants
  • Draft, conscription, or Selective Service records

Other records relating to military service include unit histories, veterans census schedules, burial and cemetery records, old soldier home records, records of veterans’ organizations, military lineage society records, biographies, and award records.