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HIS 122: The U.S. Since 1865, Dr. Don Fisher: Military

Military Service

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Hints & Tips

  • If any of your ancestors were the right age for military service, check it out. They might not have served, but there still might be draft information about them. 
  • Consider if they might be found in the WWII draft info, or the WWI draft info. Even older men who had immigrated to the US had to register for the WWI draft.
  • Civil War military records may contain a lot of information. The pension applications for the soldier or his widow may contain even more information.
  • Find information about the unit he/she served in and the action that unit participated in.

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

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