Collection: US Military Records

Civil War Generals

General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks At the end of 1862 he was assigned to command a strong expedition to New Orleans, and upon arrival was given command of the Department. Baton Rouge was occupied, and in 1863 he attacked Port Hudson which capitulated after severe fighting on 9th July. In the spring of the following year it was planned to go up the Red River to take control of Western Louisiana. He joined up with General Smith but at Savine crossroads they were defeated by General Taylor. With the river water falling, the supporting gunboats were in danger of being...

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Tennessee Civil War Pensions

Tennessee Father’s Application and Misc. Benton County Joseph Alsup (hosted at USGenWeb Archives Pension Project Civil War ) Invalid Application and Misc. Bradley County Robert C. Duggan (hosted at USGenWeb Archives Pension Project Civil War ) Campbell County James Gaylor (hosted at USGenWeb Archives Pension Project Civil War ) P. L. Gibson (hosted at USGenWeb Archives Pension Project Civil War ) Henry Maupin (hosted at USGenWeb Archives Pension Project Civil War ) John H. Rigney (hosted at USGenWeb Archives Pension Project Civil War ) James F. Smiddy , page 1 (hosted at USGenWeb Archives Pension Project Civil War ) James F. Smiddy , page 2 (hosted at USGenWeb Archives Pension Project Civil War ) John Smiddy (hosted at USGenWeb Archives Pension Project Civil War ) Carroll County Edward Stewart (hosted at USGenWeb Archives Pension Project Civil War ) DeKalb County William Baine (hosted at USGenWeb Archives Pension Project Civil War ) Greene County James O. Payne (hosted at USGenWeb Archives Pension Project Civil War ) Jackson County John B. Keith , page 1 (hosted at USGenWeb Archives Pension Project Civil War ) John B. Keith , page 2 (hosted at USGenWeb Archives Pension Project Civil War ) John B. Keith , page 3 (hosted at USGenWeb Archives Pension Project Civil War ) Lincoln County W.M. Boaz (hosted at USGenWeb Archives Pension Project Civil War ) Perry County John C. Whitson (hosted at USGenWeb Archives Pension Project Civil War ) Putnam County Sandy Hickey (hosted at USGenWeb...

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Alabama Civil War Miscellaneous Records

Autauga County Autauga County Civil War Monument, hosted at flickr Alabama Civil War Message Board, hosted at History Sites Bibb County Bibb County Soldiers, hosted at Bibb County Alabama GenWeb Avery, Henry W. Bailey, B.T. Belcher, William Henry Brown, Daniel J. Brown, Elijah Canterbury Men Colbert, Thomas W. Deason, John C. Elam, Hiram Elam, John M. Fitts, Oliver Hobson Men Kyzer, Levi D. Kyzer, Paul H. Marlow, Richard Merchant, Daniel Z. Miller, Joshua E. Muckleroy, William Scoggins, Henry C. Shropshire, Robert A. Smith, Andrew J. Smith, Charles Smith, Isaac Splawn, James M. (1) Splawn, James M. (2) Stewart, A.J. Wallace, Thaddeus Cross Watkins, Frank Southern Claims Commission Claimants, Bibb County Blount County Blount County Solders, hosted at Blount County Alabama GenWeb Robbins/Branham Soldiers Asa Orr Ratliff, Watkins & Bland William W. Salyers John Dunklin Sullivan A.O. Dickson Nicholas Hudson Robbins/Branham Soldiers A Blount County Battle List of Claimants to the Southern Claims Commission from Blount County Some Civil War Soldiers Buried In Blount County Bullock County Alabama Civil War Map, hosted at AccessGenealogy Alabama Civil War Roots, hosted by Carolyn Golowka Home Counties of Alabama Units United States Military Prisons 1861 – 1865 Immortal Six-Hundred Alabama Officer Roster Butler County Civil War Letters, hosted at Butler County ALGenWeb Cowart, James Alexander War Letters Home Calhoun County Individual Records, hosted at ALGenWeb Archives Project Champion, William Christopher, Phillip P. Hammonds,...

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Alabama Miscellaneous Military Records

Cemeteries/Burial Places Alabama Soldiers in the Confederate Cemetery, Spotsylvania Court House, VA Listings by County Chambers County Following hosted at Chambers County ALGenWeb Archives Civil War Records of James L. Blassengame Civil War Records of Jabez Prather Civil War Letter, Robert J. Kellam to his mother David Sargent CSA records Clarke County Following hosted at Clarke County ALGenWeb Archives Grove Hill Guards, List of Wounded News From the Grove Hill Guards Casualties, May 21, 1863, Co I, 5th Alabama Infantry Casualties, June 2, 1864, Co I, 5th Alabama Infantry Letter from Joe Bowers, Co I, 5th AL Infantry Clay County John Thomas Hill (hosted at Clay County ALGenWeb Archives ) Some Confederate Veterans from Clay County Alabama (hosted at Clay County ALGenWeb Archives) Coffee County Bylaws For Coffee Co. Guards (hosted at Coffee County ALGenWeb Archives ) Colbert County Records of Rufus F. Landers (hosted at Colbert County ALGenWeb Archives ) Berryman 1907 Confederate Census (hosted at Colbert County ALGenWeb Archives ) Coosa County Following hosted at Coosa County ALGenWeb Archives Military Record of Doctor Franklin Jacks Military Record for Jefferson Bishop Military Record of James C. Logan Military Record of Napolean B. Logan Military Record of William Logan Henry Blankenship, Epps Brown, Elijah Morris, Finns, Mathis and McGradys who served in the CSA Confederate Soldiers Royally Entertained Crenshaw County James Erwin Spradley (hosted at Crenshaw County ALGenWeb Archives...

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Alabama Civil War Enlistment Records

Alabama Civil War Enlistment Records Description Barbour County Civil War Enlistments, hosted at ALGenWeb Archives Project Caples, Thomas Calvin 1862, Crenshaw County McLeod, Hugh 1862, Pike County McLeod, Neil 1862, Pike County Pugh, Jesse Y 1862, Pike County Pugh, Nathan David, Pike County Pugh, Wade Hezekiah 1862, Pike County Butler County Civil War Enlistments, hosted at ALGenWeb Archives Project Wingard, William Asbury 1862, Pike County Wingard, Zachariah Zach 1863, Pike County Coffee County Civil War Enlistment, Draft Registrants, hosted at ALGenWeb Archives Project Maddox, Matthew M Sr Enlistment 1864 CW Florida Draft Registrants from Coffee Co 1917-1918 A-G CW Florida Draft Registrants from Coffee Co 1917-1918 H-O CW Florida Draft Registrants from Coffee Co 1917-1918 P-Z CW Florida Walton County Draft Registrants from Coffee Co 1917-1918 CW Florida Escambia County Draft Registrants from Coffee Co 1917-1918 FA-HA CW Florida Escambia County Draft Registrants from Coffee Co 1917-1918 JO-LO CW Florida Escambia County Draft Registrants from Coffee Co 1917-1918 LU-MO CW Florida Escambia County Draft Registrants from Coffee Co 1917-1918 RE-SM CW Florida Escambia County Draft Registrants from Coffee Co 1917-1918 SN-WA CW Florida Escambia County Draft Registrants from Coffee Co 1917-1918 WA-ZU CW Florida Santa Rosa County Draft Registrants from Coffee Co 1917-1918 AA-CU CW Florida Santa Rosa County Draft Registrants from Coffee Co 1917-1918 JO-PY Covington County Civil War Enlistment Records, hosted at ALGenWeb Archives Project Caples, Thomas...

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Alabama Civil War Census Records, Confederate

Alabama Blount CountyEnumeration of Confederate Soldiers Residing in Alabama, 1907 (hosted at Blount County Alabama Genealogy) link no longer worksAbel-Armstrong Baxter-Brown Brown-Byrum Calvert-Cox Davidson-Dunn Edwards-Estep Faile-Freeman Gallamore-Guthrie 1862 Blount County Confederate Census (hosted at Robin Sterling’s Blount County, Alabama Research)Surnames A-B Surnames C – D Surnames E – F Surnames G – H Surnames I – L Surnames M – N Surnames O – R Surnames S – U Surnames V – Z Clarke County 1907 Census of Confederate Soldiers (hosted at Tracking Your Roots) Coffee County1907 Living Confederate Soldiers (hosted at Coffee County ALGenWeb) Census Of Confederate Soldiers,1907 (hosted at Tracking Your Roots) Covington County 1907 Confederate Veterans’ Census (hosted at Tracking Your Roots) Dale County Census Confederate Soldiers, 1907 Escambia County 1907 Confederate Veterans’ Census (hosted at Coffee County ALGenWeb) Jackson County Census Of Confederate Soldiers,1907 (hosted at Tracking Your Roots) Lauderdale County Census Of Confederate Soldiers,1907 (hosted at Lauderdale County ALGenWeb ) Lee County Census Of Confederate Soldiers,1907 (hosted at Tracking Your Roots) Marshall County Census Of Confederate Soldiers,1907 (hosted at Hueytown Alabama) Monroe County Census Of Confederate Soldiers,1907 (hosted at Tracking Your Roots) Perry County Some Perry County 1907 Confederate Veterans (hosted at Perry County, Alabama )Surnames A-L Surnames M-Z Sumpter County 1907 Census of Confederate Soldiers (hosted at Hueytown Alabama) Tuscaloosa County Census Of Confederate Soldiers,1907 (hosted at Tuscaloosa County ALGenWeb ) Winston County...

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Revolutionary War Records

The American revolutionary era began in 1763, after a series of victories by British forces at the conclusion of the French and Indian War ended the French military threat to British North American colonies. Adopting the policy that the colonies should pay an increased proportion of the costs associated with keeping them in the Empire, Britain imposed a series of direct taxes followed by other laws intended to demonstrate British authority, all of which proved extremely unpopular in America. Because the colonies lacked elected representation in the governing British Parliament, many colonists considered the laws to be illegitimate and a violation of their rights as Englishmen. In 1772, groups of colonists began to create Committees of Correspondence, which would lead to their own Provincial Congresses in most of the colonies. In the course of two years, the Provincial Congresses or their equivalents rejected the Parliament and effectively replaced the British ruling apparatus in the former colonies, culminating in 1774 with the coordinating First Continental Congress. In response to protests in Boston over Parliament’s attempts to assert authority, the British sent combat troops, dissolved local governments, and imposed direct rule by Royal officials. Consequently, the Colonies mobilized their militias, and fighting broke out in 1775. First ostensibly loyal to King George III, the repeated pleas by the First Continental Congress for royal intervention on their behalf with Parliament resulted in...

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World War II

World War II, or the Second World War (often abbreviated as WWII or WW2), was a global military conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, which involved most of the world’s nations, including all of the great powers, organized into two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million military personnel mobilized. In a state of “total war,” the major participants placed their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities at the service of the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. Marked by significant action against civilians, including the Holocaust and the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare, it was the deadliest conflict in human history, that resulted in 50 million to over 70 million fatalities. The war is generally accepted to have begun on 1 September 1939, with the invasion of Poland by Germany and subsequent declarations of war on Germany by France and most of the countries of the British Empire and Commonwealth. In December 1941, Japan, which had already been at war with China since 1937, and which aimed to establish a dominance over East Asia and Southeast Asia, attacked the United States and European possessions in the Pacific Ocean, quickly conquering a significant part of the region.  See Wikipedia 1939-1845 (US entered 1941) Requesting Military Records Causality Lists World War...

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World War I Records

Before World War II, the war was also known as The Great War, The World War, The Kaiser’s War, The War of the Nations, The War in Europe, or The European War. In the United Kingdom and the United States it was commonly called The war to end war. In France and Belgium it was sometimes referred to as La Guerre du Droit (the War for Justice) or La Guerre Pour la Civilisation/de Oorlog tot de Beschaving (the War to Preserve Civilization), especially on medals and commemorative monuments. The term used by official histories of the war in Britain and Canada is First World War, while American histories generally use the term World War I. World War I was a military conflict centered on Europe that began in the summer of 1914. The fighting ended in late 1918. This conflict involved all of the world’s great powers, assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (centered around the Triple Entente) and the Central Powers. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilized in one of the largest wars in history. More than 9 million combatants were killed, due largely to great technological advances in firepower without corresponding ones in mobility. It was the second deadliest conflict in history. The United States was a formal participant in World War One from April 6, 1917 until the war’s...

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Spanish American War

The Spanish–American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States. Revolts against Spanish rule had been endemic for decades in Cuba and were closely watched by Americans; there had been war scares before, as in the Virginius Affair in 1873. By 1897–98 American public opinion grew more angry at reports of Spanish atrocities, magnified by the “yellow journalism”. After the mysterious sinking of the American battleship Maine in Havana harbor, political pressures from the Democratic Party pushed the government headed by President William McKinley, a Republican, into a war McKinley had wished to avoid. Compromise proved impossible and first Madrid, then Washington, formally declared war. Although the main issue was Cuban independence, the ten-week war was fought in both the Caribbean and the Pacific. A series of one-sided American naval and military victories followed on all fronts, owing to their numerical superiority in most of the battles and despite the good performance of some of the Spanish infantry units. The outcome was the 1898 Treaty of Paris, which was favorable to the U.S. followed by temporary American control of Cuba and indefinite colonial authority over Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines. The defeat and subsequent end of the Spanish Empire was a profound shock for Spain’s national psyche. The victor gained several island possessions spanning the globe and a rancorous new debate over the wisdom...

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Sioux Indian Wars

Sioux Indian Wars The Sioux Wars were a series of conflicts between the United States and various subgroups of the Sioux people that occurred in the latter half of the 19th century. The Teton Sioux tribes were comprised of Oglala, Hunkpapa, Brule, Miniconjou, Blackfoot, San Arc, Two Kettle in the nineteenth century. Santee, Lakota, 1854 – 1890 The earliest conflict came in 1854 when a fight broke out at Fort Laramie in Wyoming, when Indian warriors killed 29 U.S. soldiers after their chief was shot in the back, in what became known as the Grattan Massacre. The U.S. exacted revenge the next year by killing approximately 100 Sioux in Nebraska. War of the Mormon Cow (hosted at FReeper Foxhole) Grattan Massacre (hosted at Wikepedia) Native Americans on the Oregon Trail (hosted at Idaho State University) Sioux War 1862 By 1862, the Santee Sioux had given up their traditional homelands, which comprised most of southern Minnesota, in exchange for a narrow reservation on the southern bank of the Minnesota River. As compensation for their lands, the Sioux were to receive cash annuities and supplies that would enable them to live without the resources from their traditional hunting grounds. Because of administrative delays, however, both the cash and food had not arrived by the summer of 1862. Crop failures the previous fall made the late food delivery particularly distressing to the...

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Mexican War Records

The Mexican–American War was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution. In addition to a naval blockade off the Mexican coast, American forces invaded and conquered New Mexico, California, and parts of what is currently northern Mexico. Another American army captured Mexico City, forcing Mexico to agree to the sale of its northern territories to the U.S. Territorial expansion of the United States to the Pacific coast was the goal of President James K. Polk, the leader of the Democratic Party.[1] However, the war was highly controversial in the U.S., with the Whig Party and anti-slavery elements strongly opposed. The major consequence of the war was the forced Mexican Cession of the territories of California and New Mexico to the United States in exchange for $15 million. In addition, the United States forgave debt owed by the Mexican government to U.S. citizens. 1846-1848 Requesting Military Records Cemeteries US Military National Cemeteries Burial Search US Military State Cemeteries Burial Listings (hosted at American Battle Monuments Commission) Online Records The Mexican War (hosted at Lone Star Internet) Mexican War (hosted at Son of the South) Time Line Mexican War Map US Generals and Leaders Key Battles US – Mexican War (hosted at PBS)...

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Republic of Texas War Records

Formed as a break-away republic from Mexico by the Texas Revolution, the state claimed borders that encompassed an area that included all of the present U.S. state of Texas, as well as parts of present-day New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming based upon the Treaties of Velasco between the newly created Texas Republic and Mexico. The eastern boundary with the United States was defined by the Adams-Onís Treaty between the United States and Spain, in 1819. Its southern and western-most boundary with Mexico was under dispute throughout the existence of the Republic, with Texas claiming that the boundary was the Rio Grande, and Mexico claiming the Nueces River as the boundary. This dispute would later become a trigger for the Mexican–American War, after the annexation of Texas. The Republic of Texas was created from part of the Mexican state Coahuila y Tejas as a result of the Texas Revolution. Mexico was in turmoil as leaders attempted to determine an optimal form of government. In 1835, when President Antonio López de Santa Anna abolished the Constitution of 1824, granting himself enormous powers over the government, wary colonists in Texas began forming Committees of Correspondence and Safety. A central committee in San Felipe de Austin coordinated their activities. In the Mexican interior, several states revolted against the new centralist policies. The Texas Revolution officially began on 2 October 1835, in...

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King William’s War

King William’s War (the first of the French and Indian Wars) began in New England as an extension of the war between England and France, when in July 1689 the French governor of Canada incited the Indians to brutally attack Dover, N.H., then known as Cochecho. By then, according to the letters of Edmund Andros, governor of New England, Maine had already been deeply embroiled in the conflict for a year. In June 1689, several hundred Abenaki and Pennacook Indians under the command of Kancamagus and Mesandowit raided Dover, New Hampshire, killing more than 20 and taking 29 captives, who were sold into captivity in New France. Jean-Vincent d’Abbadie de Saint-Castin, a Frenchman whose home on Penobscot Bay (near present-day Castine, Maine, named for him) had been plundered by Governor Andros in 1688, led an Abenaki war party to raid Pemaquid in August 1689. Also in August 1689, 1,500 Iroquois attacked the French settlement at Lachine before New France had even learned of the start of the war. Frontenac later attacked the Iroquois village of Onondaga. New France and its Indian allies then attacked English frontier settlements, most notably the Schenectady Massacre of 1690. The Treaty of Ryswick in 1697 ended the war between the two colonial powers, reverting the colonial borders to the status quo ante bellum. The peace did not last long, and within five years, the...

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Korean War Military Records

The Korean War was a military conflict between the Republic of Korea, supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and People’s Republic of China (PRC), with air support from the Soviet Union. The war began on 25 June 1950 and an armistice was signed on 27 July 1953. The war was a result of the political division of Korea by agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War. The Korean peninsula had been ruled by Japan from 1910 until the end of World War II. In 1945, following the surrender of Japan, American administrators divided the peninsula along the 38th Parallel, with United States troops occupying the southern part and Soviet troops occupying the northern part. The failure to hold free elections throughout the Korean Peninsula in 1948 deepened the division between the two sides, and the North established a Communist government. The 38th Parallel increasingly became a political border between the two Koreas. Although reunification negotiations continued in the months preceding the war, tension intensified. Cross-border skirmishes and raids at the 38th Parallel persisted. The situation escalated into open warfare when North Korean forces invaded South Korea on 25 June 1950. It was the first significant armed conflict of the Cold War. 1950-1953 Korean War Casuality Lists Korean War Casualty ListThe National Archives and Records Administration prepared these Korean...

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