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A guide to help you determine when and-or if your ancestor fought in one of the [[United States Military Records|American Wars]]. The first chart lists the wars chronologically, the second alphabetically.
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[[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ages_of_Servicemen_in_Wars|Ages of Servicemen]]
  
Use the following tables to determine in which wars an ancestor may have served.<span>The first column indicates the name of the war, and the second its years of duration. The third column tells the typical birth years for men entered in that war, although younger or older soldiers may have enlisted. The fourth column indicates the typical ages of those serving in each war.</span>
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A guide to help you determine when and-or if your ancestor fought in one of the American Wars. The first chart lists the wars chronologically, the second alphabetically.  
  
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Use the following tables to determine in which wars an ancestor may have served. The first column indicates the name of the war, and the second its years of duration. The third column tells the typical birth years for men entered in that war, although younger or older soldiers may have enlisted. The fourth column indicates the typical ages of those serving in each war.
  
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== Ages of Servicemen  ==
  
== <span>Ages of Servicemen in Wars--Arranged Chronologically by War</span> ==
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{| width="800" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1" align="left"
 
 
|-
 
|-
| '''WAR'''
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| '''WAR'''  
| '''DURATION'''
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| '''DURATION'''  
| '''TYPICAL YEARS OF BIRTH'''
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| '''TYPICAL YEARS OF BIRTH'''  
 
| '''TYPICAL AGES'''
 
| '''TYPICAL AGES'''
 
|-
 
|-
| [[King William-s War, 1689-1697|King William's War]]
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| [[King William's War, 1689-1697|King William's War]]  
| 1689-1697
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| 1689-1697  
| 1629-1681
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| 1629-1681  
 
| 16-60
 
| 16-60
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Queen Anne's War 1702 to 1713|Queen Anne's War]]
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| [[Queen Anne's War 1702 to 1713|Queen Anne's War]]  
| 1702-1713
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| 1702-1713  
| 1642-1697
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| 1642-1697  
 
| 16-60
 
| 16-60
 
|-
 
|-
| [[King George-s War, 1744-1748|King George's War]]
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| [[King George's War, 1744-1748|King George's War]]  
| 1744-1748
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| 1744-1748  
| 1684-1732
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| 1684-1732  
 
| 16-60
 
| 16-60
 
|-
 
|-
| [[French and Indian War, 1754-1763|French and Indian War]]
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| [[French and Indian War, 1754-1763|French and Indian War]]  
| 1755-1763
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| 1755-1763  
| 1695-1739
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| 1695-1739  
 
| 16-60
 
| 16-60
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Revolutionary War, 1775 to 1783|Revolutionary War]]
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| [[Revolutionary War, 1775 to 1783|Revolutionary War]]  
| 1776-1783
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| 1776-1783  
| 1715-1767
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| 1715-1767  
 
| 16-60
 
| 16-60
 
|-
 
|-
| [[United States Indian Wars, 1780-s-1890-s|Indian Wars]]
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| [[United States Indian Wars, 1780-s-1890-s|Indian Wars]]  
| 1780's-1890's
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| 1780's-1890's  
| 1720's-1880's
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| 1720's-1880's  
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Barbary Wars]]
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| [[Barbary Wars|Barbary Wars]]  
| 1800-1805
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| 1800-1805  
| 1740-1789
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| 1740-1789  
 
| 16-60
 
| 16-60
 
|-
 
|-
| [[War of 1812, 1812 to 1815|War of 1812]]
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| [[War of 1812, 1812 to 1815|War of 1812]]  
| 1812-1815
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| 1812-1815  
| 1752-1799
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| 1752-1799  
 
| 16-60
 
| 16-60
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Barbary Wars]]
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| [[Barbary Wars|Barbary Wars]]  
| 1815
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| 1815  
| 1755-1799
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| 1755-1799  
 
| 16-60
 
| 16-60
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Mexican War, 1846 to 1848|Mexican War]]
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| [[Mexican War, 1846 to 1848|Mexican War]]  
| 1846-1848
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| 1846-1848  
| 1788-1832
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| 1788-1832  
 
| 16-60
 
| 16-60
 
|-
 
|-
| [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|Civil War]]
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| [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|Civil War]]  
| 1861-1865
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| 1861-1865  
| 1801-1849
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| 1801-1849  
 
| 16-60
 
| 16-60
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Spanish American War, 1898|Spanish American War]]
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| [[Spanish American War, 1898|Spanish American War]]  
| 1898
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| 1898  
| 1838-1882
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| 1838-1882  
 
| 16-60
 
| 16-60
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Philippine Insurection, 1899 to 1902|Philippine Insurrection]]
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| [[Philippine Insurrection, 1899 to 1902|Philippine Insurrection]]  
| 1899-1902
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| 1899-1902  
| 1838-1886
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| 1838-1886  
 
| 16-60
 
| 16-60
 
|-
 
|-
| World War I
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| [[World War I United States Military Records, 1917 to 1918|World War I]]
| 1818-1819
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| 1917-1919
| 1858-1900
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| 1858-1900  
 
| 18-60
 
| 18-60
 
|-
 
|-
| [[World War II United States Military Records, 1941 to 1945|World War II]]
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| [[World War II United States Military Records, 1941 to 1945|World War II]]  
| 1941-1945
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| 1941-1945  
| 1881-1927
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| 1881-1927  
 
| 18-60
 
| 18-60
 
|-
 
|-
| [[United States Military in the Korean War 1950 to 1953 and Vietnam War 1964 to 1972|Korean War]]
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| [[United States Korean War 1950 to 1953|Korean War]]  
| 1950-1953
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| 1950-1953  
| 1890-1935
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| 1890-1935  
 
| 18-60
 
| 18-60
 
|-
 
|-
| [[United States Military in the Korean War 1950 to 1953 and Vietnam War 1964 to 1972|Vietnam War]]
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| [[United States Vietnam War 1964 to 1972|Vietnam War]]  
| 1965-1973
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| 1965-1973  
| 1905-1955
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| 1905-1955  
 
| 18-60
 
| 18-60
 
|-
 
|-
| Gulf War
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| Gulf War  
| 1991
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| 1991  
| 1931-1973
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| 1931-1973  
 
| 18-60
 
| 18-60
 
|-
 
|-
| Afghanistan War
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| Afghanistan War  
| 2002
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| 2002  
| 1942-1984
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| 1942-1984  
 
| 18-60
 
| 18-60
 
|-
 
|-
| Iraq War
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| Iraq War  
| 2003-
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| 2003-  
| 1943-1989+
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| 1943-1989+  
 
| 18-60
 
| 18-60
 
|}
 
|}
 
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== Ages of Servicemen in Wars--Arranged Alphabetically by War ==
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== References ==
  
{| width="800" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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US/Canada Consultants. "Ages of Servicemen in Wars," LAD database. January, 2004 mjm.
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| '''WAR'''
 
| '''DURATION'''
 
| '''TYPICAL BIRTH YEARS'''
 
| '''TYPICAL AGES'''
 
|-
 
| Afghanistan War
 
| 2002
 
| 1942-1984
 
| 18-60
 
|-
 
| [[Barbary Wars]]
 
| 1800-1805, 1815
 
| 1740-1789, 1755-1799
 
| 16-60
 
|-
 
| [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|Civil War]]
 
| 1861-1865
 
| 1801-1849
 
| 16-60
 
|-
 
| [[Colonial Wars, 1607 to 1763|Colonial Wars]]
 
| 1620-1763
 
| 1600's-1820's
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[French and Indian War, 1754-1763|French and Indian War]]
 
| 1755-1763
 
| 1695-1739
 
| 16-60
 
|-
 
| Gulf War
 
| 1991
 
| 1931-1973
 
| 18-60
 
|-
 
| [[United States Indian Wars, 1780-s-1890-s|Indian Wars]]
 
| 1780's-1890's
 
| 1720's-1880's
 
|
 
|-
 
| Iraq War
 
| 2003-
 
| 1943-1989+
 
| 18-60
 
|-
 
| [[King George-s War, 1744-1748|King George's War]]
 
| 1744-1748
 
| 1684-1732
 
| 16-60
 
|-
 
| [[King William-s War, 1689-1697|King William's War]]
 
| 1689-1697
 
| 1629-1681
 
| 16-60
 
|-
 
| [[United States Military in the Korean War 1950 to 1953 and Vietnam War 1964 to 1972|Korean War]]
 
| 1950-1953
 
| 1890-1935
 
| 18-60
 
|-
 
| [[Mexican War, 1846 to 1848|Mexican War]]
 
| 1846-1848
 
| 1788-1832
 
| 16-60
 
|-
 
| [[Philippine Insurection, 1899 to 1902|Philippine Insurrection]]
 
| 1899-1902
 
| 1839-1886
 
| 16-60
 
|-
 
| [[Queen Anne's War 1702 to 1713|Queen Anne's War]]
 
| 1702-1713
 
| 1642-1697
 
| 16-60
 
|-
 
| [[Revolutionary War, 1775 to 1783|Revolutionary War]]
 
| 1775-1783
 
| 1715-1767
 
| 16-60
 
|-
 
| [[Spanish American War, 1898|Spanish American War]]
 
| 1898
 
| 1838-1882
 
| 16-60
 
|-
 
| [[United States Military in the Korean War 1950 to 1953 and Vietnam War 1964 to 1972|Viet Nam War]]
 
| 1965-1973
 
| 1905-1955
 
| 18-60
 
|-
 
| [[War of 1812, 1812 to 1815|War of 1812]]
 
| 1812-1815
 
| 1752-1799
 
| 16-60
 
|-
 
| [[World War II United States Military Records, 1941 to 1945|World War I]]
 
| 1917-1918
 
| 1858-1900
 
| 18-60
 
|-
 
| [[World War II United States Military Records, 1941 to 1945|World War II]]
 
| 1941-1945
 
| 1881-1927
 
| 18-60
 
|}
 
  
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<sub>INFORMATION FROM: US/Canada Consultants. "Ages of Servicemen in Wars," LAD database. January, 2004 mjm.</sub>
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Revision as of 20:13, 1 February 2012

U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png Ages of Servicemen

A guide to help you determine when and-or if your ancestor fought in one of the American Wars. The first chart lists the wars chronologically, the second alphabetically.

Use the following tables to determine in which wars an ancestor may have served. The first column indicates the name of the war, and the second its years of duration. The third column tells the typical birth years for men entered in that war, although younger or older soldiers may have enlisted. The fourth column indicates the typical ages of those serving in each war.

Ages of Servicemen

WAR DURATION TYPICAL YEARS OF BIRTH TYPICAL AGES
King William's War 1689-1697 1629-1681 16-60
Queen Anne's War 1702-1713 1642-1697 16-60
King George's War 1744-1748 1684-1732 16-60
French and Indian War 1755-1763 1695-1739 16-60
Revolutionary War 1776-1783 1715-1767 16-60
Indian Wars 1780's-1890's 1720's-1880's
Barbary Wars 1800-1805 1740-1789 16-60
War of 1812 1812-1815 1752-1799 16-60
Barbary Wars 1815 1755-1799 16-60
Mexican War 1846-1848 1788-1832 16-60
Civil War 1861-1865 1801-1849 16-60
Spanish American War 1898 1838-1882 16-60
Philippine Insurrection 1899-1902 1838-1886 16-60
World War I 1917-1919 1858-1900 18-60
World War II 1941-1945 1881-1927 18-60
Korean War 1950-1953 1890-1935 18-60
Vietnam War 1965-1973 1905-1955 18-60
Gulf War 1991 1931-1973 18-60
Afghanistan War 2002 1942-1984 18-60
Iraq War 2003- 1943-1989+ 18-60


References

US/Canada Consultants. "Ages of Servicemen in Wars," LAD database. January, 2004 mjm.