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[[United States Military Records|The U.S. Military Records]] Wiki article provides more information on federal military records and search strategies. Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. The [[United States|United States]] Wiki article provides more information on federal records. For Louisiana the following are among the many sources at the Family History Library:
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[[United States Military Records|The U.S. Military Records]] Wiki article provides more information on federal military records and search strategies. Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives.
  
Spanish military records are on Family History Library {{FHL|1156353|film|disp=film 1156353}}. Published sources include
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=== Online Resources ===
  
*''Louisiana Troops, 1720-1770'' <ref>''Winston DeVille, Louisiana Troops, 1720-1770'' (Fort Worth: American Reference Publishers, 1965; Family History Library book {{FHL|241239|title-id|disp=976.3 M2dv}}).</ref>
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The US Military Records Wiki article provides more information on Federal military records and search strategies.
  
*''Natchitoches Colonials: Censuses, Military Rolls and Tax Lists, 1722-1803'', with two Revolutionary War service lists <ref>Elizabeth Shown Mills, ''Natchitoches Colonials: Censuses, Military Rolls, and Tax Lists, 1722-1803 (Chicago: Adams Press, 1981). (Family History Library book 976.365 X2) fckLRhttp://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;titleno=432120&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;disp=Natchitoches++colonials &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;columns=*,0,0.</ref>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48043 Louisiana Troops 1720-1770] Book ($)
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*[http://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/louisiana-draft-cards-1940-1959 Louisiana Draft Cards 1940-1959], ($), index.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/military/post-1946.htm USGenWeb Louisiana Military Resources - Wars After 1946].
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3339 Louisiana Soldiers in the War of 1812] Abstracts ($)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/military/war1812.htm USGenWeb Louisiana Military Resources - War of 1812]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/military/wbts.htm USGenWeb Louisiana Military Resources - War Between the States].
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*{{RecordSearch|1932372|Louisiana, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} Index.
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*{{RecordSearch|1932399|Louisiana, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} Index.
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*{{RecordSearch|1838535|Louisiana, Confederate Pensions, 1898-1950}}
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60295 Louisiana, Confederate Pensions, 1898-1950], ($), index/images.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3199 Louisiana Confederate Soldiers] Abstracts ($)  
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*[http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/ResearchHistoricalRecords/LocateHistoricalRecords/Pages/ConfederatePensionDatabase.aspx Louisiana State Archives Confederate Pension Applications Index Database].
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/military/worlwar1.htm USGenWeb Louisiana Military Resources - WW I].
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2489920 Louisiana World War I Service Records, 1917-1920], images, no index.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/military/worlwar2.htm USGenWeb Louisiana Military Resources - WW II].
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*{{RecordSearch|1916286|Louisiana, First Registration Draft Cards, 1940-1945}} Index and images.
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*[http://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30280/louisiana-first-registration-draft-cards-1940-1945?s=218489221 Louisiana, First Registration Draft Cards, 1940-1945], ($), index.
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*[http://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30281/louisiana-second-registration-draft-cards-compiled-1948-1959?s=218489221 Louisiana, Second Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1948-1959], ($), index.
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/military/korean-war/casualty-lists/la-alpha.pdf U.S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Korean Louisiana]
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*[http://www.vietvet.org/statewall/louis/la.htm The Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Louisiana]
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/military/vietnam-war/casualty-lists/la-alpha.pdf Vietnam Casualty Lists - Louisiana]
  
=== '''Revolutionary War (1776-1783)'''  ===
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== Forts  ==
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'''Civil War Forts:''' Banks, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Beauregard Beauregard], [http://www.youngsanders.org/youngsandersusscolkinsman.html Berwick], [http://www.youngsanders.org/youngsandersusscolkinsman.html Bisland], [http://www.stoppingpoints.com/louisiana/St.-Mary/Fort+Brashear.html Brashear], Buchanan, [http://www.civilwaralbum.com/louisiana/alexandria4.htm Buhlow], [http://www.louisianacivilwar.com/2010/05/fort-burton-yep-its-real.html Burton], [http://www.youngsanders.org/youngsandersusscolkinsman.html Chene], [http://www.fortderussy.org/ De Russey], Morganzq, Plaquemine, [http://www.civilwaralbum.com/louisiana/alexandria4.htm Randolph], Shreveport
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Adaes, Presidio De Nuestra Senora Del Pilar De Los-- 1721-1772
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Baton Rouge Barracks -- Textual records of this fort, 1822-1879, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Barracks Jackson Barracks ]-- Textual records of this fort, 1850-1920, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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[http://americancivilwar.com/statepic/la/la001.html Fort Jackson and St. Philip ]-- Textual records of this fort, 1862-1872, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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[http://www.toledo-bend.com/attractions/index.asp?request=jesup Fort Jesup],
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Pike Fort Pike ]1816-1871
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Livingston,_Louisiana Fort Livingston ]-- 1814-1893
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Macomb Fort Macomb ]1827-67
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Post of New Orleans -- Textual records of this post, 1824-1887, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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[http://www.caneriverheritage.org/main_file.php/fortstjean.php/ Fort St. Jean Baptiste] -- 1715-1819
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Fort Saint Pierre
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'''Additional Records:'''
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The Adjutant General's Office (Building 53, Jackson Barracks Military Library, New Orleans, LA 70146-0330, Telephone: 504-278-8241) has records of state military units from the late 1700s to the present and twentieth century service files, but not federal records.
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== Colonial Wars (1787-1794)  ==
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*'''1787-1794''' Spanish military records for Florida and Louisiana are on Family History Library {{FHL|238955|item|disp=FHL film 1156353}}. <br>
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Published sources include:
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*''Louisiana Troops, 1720-1770'' ''Winston DeVille, Louisiana Troops, 1720-1770'' {{FHL|241239|item|disp=FHL book 976.3 M2dv}}
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*''Natchitoches Colonials: Censuses, Military Rolls and Tax Lists, 1722-1803'', with two Revolutionary War service lists {{FHL|432120|item|disp=FHL book 976.365 X2m}}
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== Revolutionary War (1775-1783) ==
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'''The 1835 Pension Roll'''
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On June 5, 1834, the U.S. Senate required the Secretary of War to submit a statement showing the names of pensioners who were on the pension rolls or had previously been on the pension rolls. For more information on the 1835 Pension Roll see [[Revolutionary War Pension Records and Bounty Land Warrants|Revolutionary War Pension Records]]. The 1835 Pension Roll of Louisiana, which includes Revolutionary War pensioners and heirs of War&nbsp;of 1812 casualties,&nbsp;is available online:
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=mIQFAAAAQAAJ Report from the Secretary of War... Vol. III] (Google Books)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48123 The Pension Roll of 1835, Vol. III] (Ancestry) ($)
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== War of 1812 (1812-1815) ==
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The War of 1812 between Britain and the United States confirmed the separate existence of the United States and the future Canada.<br><br> See the Wiki article, [[Louisiana in the War of 1812|Louisiana in the War of 1812]], for information concerning military records, histories, links to relevant web sites, etc. for Louisiana.<br>
  
The 1835 Pension Roll of Louisiana, which includes Revolutionary War pensioners and heirs of War&nbsp;of 1812 casualties,&nbsp;is available online at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48123 Ancestry.com] ($).  
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There are helpful nationwide records for soldiers of the War of 1812. For more information, see [[United States in the War of 1812|United States in the War of 1812]]''.''
  
=== '''War of 1812 (1812-1815)''' ===
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== Indian Wars (1780s-1890s)  ==
  
An alphabetical list of soldiers, their rank, and their company is in Marion J. Pierson, ''Louisiana Soldiers in the War of 1812'' (N.p.: Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society, 1963; Family History Library {{FHL|154087|title-id|disp=book 976.3 M23p}}).
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'''Second Seminole War (Florida War) (1836-1843)'''
  
Troop rosters are in Powell A. Casey, ''Louisiana in the War of 1812'' (Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Casey, 1963; Family History Library {{FHL|237166|title-id|disp=book 976.3 M2c}}).  
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*"Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the Florida War in Organizations From the State of Louisiana" (NARA M239) ({{FHL|0880843|disp=FHL film 0880843}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18923239 Worldcat]) - Louisiana soldiers who served in the Florida War during the year 1836. <ref>United States. National Archives Microfilm Publications. Pamphlet Describing M239: Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the Florida War in Organizations From the State of Louisiana. Washington, National Archives And Record Service, 1958.</ref>
  
An index to compiled service records of Louisiana soldiers who served in the War of 1812 is on Family History Library{{FHL|313063|title-id|disp=films 880010-12}}. The service records and pension files are at the National Archives.  
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*"Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1837-38 in Organizations From the State of Louisiana" (NARA M241) ({{FHL|0880844|disp=FHL film 0880844}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26700719 Worldcat]) - Louisiana soldiers who served in Florida in a campaign referred to by the records as the War of 1837-38. <ref>United States. National Archives Microfilm Publications. Pamphlet Describing M241: Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1837-38 in Organizations From the State of Louisiana. Washington, National Archives And Record Service, 1958.</ref>
  
[[Louisiana War of 1812 Pension Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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== Mexican War (1846-1848) ==
  
=== '''Indian Wars'''  ===
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The Mexican War was caused by the annexation of Texas by the United States in 1845. Most volunteer regiments were from southern states. Records of Mexican War veterans might exist in a state where the veteran later resided. <br>
  
Indexes to compiled service records of Louisiana soldiers in the Florida War of 1836 and the War of 1837 to 1838 are on Family History Library {{FHL|312962|title-id|disp=film 880843}}.  
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*''Mexican War Index to Pension Files, 1887–1926''. (NARA T317). {{FHL|0537000|item|disp=FHL films 0537000–13}} Alphabetically arranged and includes the veteran’s name, rank, and unit; names of dependents; date of filing and application; certificate numbers; act filed under; and state from which application was made. Also available at:<br>
  
=== '''Mexican War (1846-1848)'''  ===
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:*{{RecordSearch|1979390|United States, Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926}} (FamilySearch) Free digital copy. ([[United States, Index to Mexican War Pension Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Learn more.]])<br>
  
An index to compiled service records is on Family History Library {{FHL|108749|title-id|disp=films 1205336-57}}. The service records have not been filmed and are available at the National Archives.  
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*Robarts, William Hugh. ''Mexican War Veterans&nbsp;: A Complete Roster of the Regular and Volunteer Troops in the War Between the United States and Mexico, from 1846-1848…'' Washington, D.C.&nbsp;: Brentano’s, 1887. {{FHL|1854496|item|disp=FHL book 973 M2rwh}} Digital version available at [http://archive.org/details/mexicanwarvetera00roba Internet Archive].<br>
  
=== '''Civil War (1861-1865)''' ===
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An index to compiled service records is on {{FHL|108749|item|disp=FHL films 1205336-57}}. The service records have not been filmed and are available at the National Archives.
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Click on these links to learn more about the [[Mexican War, 1846 to 1848|Mexican War]] and about [[US Mexican War Pension Records|Mexican War pension records]].
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== Civil War (1861-1865)  ==
  
 
[[Image:{{Battle New Orleans}}]] See [[Louisiana in the Civil War|Louisiana in the Civil War]] for information about Louisiana Civil War records, web sites, etc. with links to articles about the Louisiana regiments involved in the Civil War. The regimental pages often include lists of the companies with links to the counties where the companies started. Men in the companies often lived in the counties where the companies were raised. Knowing a county can help when researching more about the soldiers and their families.  
 
[[Image:{{Battle New Orleans}}]] See [[Louisiana in the Civil War|Louisiana in the Civil War]] for information about Louisiana Civil War records, web sites, etc. with links to articles about the Louisiana regiments involved in the Civil War. The regimental pages often include lists of the companies with links to the counties where the companies started. Men in the companies often lived in the counties where the companies were raised. Knowing a county can help when researching more about the soldiers and their families.  
  
The [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors&nbsp;System] allows name searching for soldiers. The result set gives the regiments for the soldiers. Then you can check the Wiki regiment pages to determine counties. Often knowing the counties that had men in a regiment will help you determine if a soldier was your ancestor. <br> <br>  
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The [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors&nbsp;System] allows name searching for soldiers. The result set gives the regiments for the soldiers. Then you can check the Wiki regiment pages to determine counties. Often knowing the counties that had men in a regiment will help you determine if a soldier was your ancestor. <br><br>  
  
=== '''Spanish-American War (1898)''' ===
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*{{RecordSearch|1932372|Louisiana, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865}} Free Index; Images linked to Fold 3($)
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*{{RecordSearch|1932399|Louisiana, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865}} Free Index; Images linked to Fold 3($)
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*{{RecordSearch|1838535|Louisiana, Confederate Pensions,1898-1950}}Browseable images organized by surname.
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*[http://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/index.php?name=Civil War Photograph Album, 1862-1900 Civil War Photograph Album, 1861-1865]
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*U.S. Southern Claims Commission Master Index, 1871-1880 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1216 Index only $]
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'''Wiki articlse describing online collections are found at:'''<br>
  
An index to service records of Louisiana soldiers in the War with Spain is on Family History Library {{FHL|313086|title-id|disp=film 880013}}. The service records are at the National Archives.
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*[[Louisiana, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Louisiana, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Louisiana, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Louisiana, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
=== '''World War I (1917-1918)''' ===
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== Spanish-American War (1898)  ==
  
World War I draft registration cards for men ages 18 to 45 may list address, birth date, birthplace, race, nationality, citizenship, and next of kin. Not all registrants served in the war. For registration cards for Louisiana, see:
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The Spanish-American War was largely fought in Cuba and the Philippines. Spanish-American War records might exist in the state from which the soldier served or in a state where the veteran later resided.  
  
United States Selective Service System, Louisiana. ''World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918''. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M1509. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1987-1988. (On Family History Library {{FHL|378717|title-id|disp=films beginning with 1653576}})
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'''Indexes'''  
  
To find an individual's draft card, it helps to know his name and residence at the time of registration. The cards are arranged alphabetically by county, within the county by draft board, and then alphabetically by surname within each draft board. Most counties had only one board; large cities had several. A map showing the boundaries of individual draft boards is available for most large cities. Finding an ancestor's street address in a city directory will help you in using the draft board map. There is an alphabetical list of cities that are on the map. For a copy of this map see:
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*{{RecordSearch|1919699|United States, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934}} (NARA T288). (FamilySearch) Free digital copy. The index covers veterans of the Civil War, '''Spanish‑American War,''' Philippine Insurrection, Boxer Rebellion (1900 to 1901), and the regular Army, Navy, and Marine forces. ([[United States, General Index to Pension Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Learn more.]])
  
United States Selective Service System. ''List of World War One Draft Board Maps''. Washington, DC: National Archives. (Family History Library {{FHL|641275|title-id|disp=film 1498803}}.)  
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*{{RecordSearch|1919583|United States, Index to Service Records, War with Spain, 1898}} (FamilySearch) Free digital copy. ([[United States, Index to Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers in the War with Spain (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Learn more.]])
  
[[Louisiana, First Registration Draft Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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An index to service records of Louisiana soldiers in the War with Spain is on {{FHL|313086|item|disp=FHL film 880013}}. The service records are at the National Archives.
  
=== Forts<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1232478896388_223" />  ===
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Click on the link to learn more about the [[Spanish-American War, 1898|Spanish American War]].
  
'''Civil War Forts:''' Banks, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Beauregard Beauregard], [http://www.youngsanders.org/youngsandersusscolkinsman.html Berwick], [http://www.youngsanders.org/youngsandersusscolkinsman.html Bisland], [http://www.stoppingpoints.com/louisiana/St.-Mary/Fort+Brashear.html Brashear], Buchanan, [http://www.civilwaralbum.com/louisiana/alexandria4.htm Buhlow], [http://www.louisianacivilwar.com/2010/05/fort-burton-yep-its-real.html Burton], [http://www.youngsanders.org/youngsandersusscolkinsman.html Chene], [http://www.fortderussy.org/ De Russey], Morganzq, Plaquemine, [http://www.civilwaralbum.com/louisiana/alexandria4.htm Randolph], Shreveport
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== World War I (1917-1918)  ==
  
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World War I was a global war fought on multiple continents with several nations involved. Over four million men and women served from the United States.
  
Baton Rouge Barracks -- Textual records of this fort, 1822-1879, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).  
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*United States Selective Service System, Louisiana. ''World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918''. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M1509. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1987-1988. {{FHL|378717|item|disp=FHL film 1653576 (first of 70 films)}}). Also available at:<br>
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Barracks Jackson Barracks ]-- Textual records of this fort, 1850-1920, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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*{{RecordSearch|1968530|United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
[http://americancivilwar.com/statepic/la/la001.html Fort Jackson and St. Philip ]-- Textual records of this fort, 1862-1872, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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*{{RecordSearch|2489920|Louisiana World War I Service Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
[http://www.toledo-bend.com/attractions/index.asp?request=jesup Fort Jesup],
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See [[United States World War I Draft Records|WWI Draft Records]] for more information.  
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Pike Fort Pike ]1816-1871
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*[http://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/cdm4/index_p15140coll18.php?CISOROOT=/p15140coll18 World War I Collection Hermann Moyse Sr. World War I Collection] Contains letters written by Hermann Moyse, Sr. (1891-1985), when he was a soldier in World War 1.
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Livingston,_Louisiana Fort Livingston ]-- 1814-1893
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*{{RecordSearch|2513098|United States, YMCA World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Macomb Fort Mcomb ]1827-67
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== World War II (1941-1945)  ==
  
Post of New Orleans -- Textual records of this post, 1824-1887, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).  
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On April 27, 1942, the Selective Service conducted the fourth of six draft registrations related to WWII. The "World War II Selective Service Draft Cards: Fourth Registration, 1942" is often referred to as the “Old Man’s Registration” or the “Old Man’s Draft" because it included men with a date of birth from April 28, 1877 to February 16, 1897. Since there is overlap in the WWI and WWII Selective Service registration, men born in the years 1877 to 1900 may have registered twice and have both WWII and WWI draft records.  
  
[http://www.caneriverheritage.org/main_file.php/fortstjean.php/ Fort St. Jean Baptiste] -- 1715-1819
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*{{RecordSearch|1916286|Louisiana, First Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1940-1945}} -Free. Browseable images only. Includes men born 1897-1928.  
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*{{RecordSearch|1921443|Louisiana, Second Registration Draft Cards, compiled 1948-1959}} -Free. Browseable images only. Includes men born 1922-1940.
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*{{RecordSearch|1339071|United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (Image Browse)}} (FamilySearch) - free
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*{{RecordSearch|1861144|United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942}} (images with partial index) (FamilySearch) - free
  
Fort Saint Pierre
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:Also available at:
  
'''Additional Records:'''
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 Ancestry] ($)
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*[http://www.fold3.com/title_765/wwii_old_mans_draft_registration_cards Fold3] ($).
  
The Adjutant General's Office (Building 53, Jackson Barracks Military Library, New Orleans, LA 70146-0330, Telephone: 504-278-8241) has records of state military units from the late 1700s to the present and twentieth century service files, but not federal records.  
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[[World War II United States Military Records, 1941 to 1945|World War II United States Military Records]] provides additional information.  
  
== '''Websites''' ==
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== Korean War (1950–1953) ==
  
*[http://www.archives.gov/ http://www.archives.gov/]  
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The Korean War was a conflict between North Korea (and its communist allies) and South Korea (with support of the United Nations, primarily the United States). See the [[United States Korean War 1950 to 1953|Korean War ]] wiki article for information on records and their availability.  
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== Vietnam War (1964–1972) ==
  
Online collections containing these records are located in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list FamilySearch.org.]
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The Vietnam War was a conflict between North Vietnam (and its communist allies) and South Vietnam (with support of its anti-communist allies, including the United States). See the [[United States Vietnam War 1964 to 1972|Vietnam War]] wiki article for information on records and their availability.  
  
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The U.S. Military Records Wiki article provides more information on federal military records and search strategies. Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives.

Online Resources

The US Military Records Wiki article provides more information on Federal military records and search strategies.

Forts

Civil War Forts: Banks, Beauregard, Berwick, Bisland, Brashear, Buchanan, Buhlow, Burton, Chene, De Russey, Morganzq, Plaquemine, Randolph, Shreveport

Adaes, Presidio De Nuestra Senora Del Pilar De Los-- 1721-1772

Baton Rouge Barracks -- Textual records of this fort, 1822-1879, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920, under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).

Jackson Barracks -- Textual records of this fort, 1850-1920, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920, under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).

Fort Jackson and St. Philip -- Textual records of this fort, 1862-1872, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920, under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).

Fort Jesup,

Fort Pike 1816-1871

Fort Livingston -- 1814-1893

Fort Macomb 1827-67

Post of New Orleans -- Textual records of this post, 1824-1887, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920, under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).

Fort St. Jean Baptiste -- 1715-1819

Fort Saint Pierre

Additional Records:

The Adjutant General's Office (Building 53, Jackson Barracks Military Library, New Orleans, LA 70146-0330, Telephone: 504-278-8241) has records of state military units from the late 1700s to the present and twentieth century service files, but not federal records.

Colonial Wars (1787-1794)

  • 1787-1794 Spanish military records for Florida and Louisiana are on Family History Library FHL film 1156353.

Published sources include:

  • Natchitoches Colonials: Censuses, Military Rolls and Tax Lists, 1722-1803, with two Revolutionary War service lists FHL book 976.365 X2m

Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

The 1835 Pension Roll

On June 5, 1834, the U.S. Senate required the Secretary of War to submit a statement showing the names of pensioners who were on the pension rolls or had previously been on the pension rolls. For more information on the 1835 Pension Roll see Revolutionary War Pension Records. The 1835 Pension Roll of Louisiana, which includes Revolutionary War pensioners and heirs of War of 1812 casualties, is available online:

War of 1812 (1812-1815)

The War of 1812 between Britain and the United States confirmed the separate existence of the United States and the future Canada.

See the Wiki article, Louisiana in the War of 1812, for information concerning military records, histories, links to relevant web sites, etc. for Louisiana.

There are helpful nationwide records for soldiers of the War of 1812. For more information, see United States in the War of 1812.

Indian Wars (1780s-1890s)

Second Seminole War (Florida War) (1836-1843)

  • "Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the Florida War in Organizations From the State of Louisiana" (NARA M239) (FHL film 0880843) (Worldcat) - Louisiana soldiers who served in the Florida War during the year 1836. [1]
  • "Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1837-38 in Organizations From the State of Louisiana" (NARA M241) (FHL film 0880844) (Worldcat) - Louisiana soldiers who served in Florida in a campaign referred to by the records as the War of 1837-38. [2]

Mexican War (1846-1848)

The Mexican War was caused by the annexation of Texas by the United States in 1845. Most volunteer regiments were from southern states. Records of Mexican War veterans might exist in a state where the veteran later resided.

  • Mexican War Index to Pension Files, 1887–1926. (NARA T317). FHL films 0537000–13 Alphabetically arranged and includes the veteran’s name, rank, and unit; names of dependents; date of filing and application; certificate numbers; act filed under; and state from which application was made. Also available at:
  • Robarts, William Hugh. Mexican War Veterans : A Complete Roster of the Regular and Volunteer Troops in the War Between the United States and Mexico, from 1846-1848… Washington, D.C. : Brentano’s, 1887. FHL book 973 M2rwh Digital version available at Internet Archive.

An index to compiled service records is on FHL films 1205336-57. The service records have not been filmed and are available at the National Archives.

Click on these links to learn more about the Mexican War and about Mexican War pension records.

Civil War (1861-1865)

Battle of New Orleans, April 24, 1862
See Louisiana in the Civil War for information about Louisiana Civil War records, web sites, etc. with links to articles about the Louisiana regiments involved in the Civil War. The regimental pages often include lists of the companies with links to the counties where the companies started. Men in the companies often lived in the counties where the companies were raised. Knowing a county can help when researching more about the soldiers and their families.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System allows name searching for soldiers. The result set gives the regiments for the soldiers. Then you can check the Wiki regiment pages to determine counties. Often knowing the counties that had men in a regiment will help you determine if a soldier was your ancestor.

Wiki articlse describing online collections are found at:

Spanish-American War (1898)

The Spanish-American War was largely fought in Cuba and the Philippines. Spanish-American War records might exist in the state from which the soldier served or in a state where the veteran later resided.

Indexes

An index to service records of Louisiana soldiers in the War with Spain is on FHL film 880013. The service records are at the National Archives.

Click on the link to learn more about the Spanish American War.

World War I (1917-1918)

World War I was a global war fought on multiple continents with several nations involved. Over four million men and women served from the United States.

  • United States Selective Service System, Louisiana. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M1509. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1987-1988. FHL film 1653576 (first of 70 films)). Also available at:

See WWI Draft Records for more information.

World War II (1941-1945)

On April 27, 1942, the Selective Service conducted the fourth of six draft registrations related to WWII. The "World War II Selective Service Draft Cards: Fourth Registration, 1942" is often referred to as the “Old Man’s Registration” or the “Old Man’s Draft" because it included men with a date of birth from April 28, 1877 to February 16, 1897. Since there is overlap in the WWI and WWII Selective Service registration, men born in the years 1877 to 1900 may have registered twice and have both WWII and WWI draft records.

Also available at:

World War II United States Military Records provides additional information.

Korean War (1950–1953)

The Korean War was a conflict between North Korea (and its communist allies) and South Korea (with support of the United Nations, primarily the United States). See the Korean War wiki article for information on records and their availability.

Vietnam War (1964–1972)

The Vietnam War was a conflict between North Vietnam (and its communist allies) and South Vietnam (with support of its anti-communist allies, including the United States). See the Vietnam War wiki article for information on records and their availability.

Websites

References

  1. United States. National Archives Microfilm Publications. Pamphlet Describing M239: Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the Florida War in Organizations From the State of Louisiana. Washington, National Archives And Record Service, 1958.
  2. United States. National Archives Microfilm Publications. Pamphlet Describing M241: Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1837-38 in Organizations From the State of Louisiana. Washington, National Archives And Record Service, 1958.