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''[[United States of America|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri Military Records|Missouri Military Records]]''
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[[Image:General Order No 11.jpg|thumb|right|330x220px|General Order No 11.jpg]]  
  
Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. [[United States Military Records|United States Military Records]] provides more information on the federal military records and search strategies.
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri_Military_Records|Military Records]]''
  
== Forts  ==
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=== Introduction  ===
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Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. [[United States Military Records]] provides more information on the federal military records and search strategies.
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=== Forts  ===
  
 
'''Civil War Forts:'''  
 
'''Civil War Forts:'''  
  
[http://www.civilwarnews.com/archive/articles/CapeGir.htm Cape Girardeau ]- Acutally contained 4 forts (A, B, C and D),  
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*[http://www.civilwarnews.com/archive/articles/CapeGir.htm Cape Girardeau ]- Acutally contained 4 forts (A, B, C and D),  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Hovey_(Fort_Curtis) Curtis], aka Hovey,
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*[http://www.missouricivilwar.net/fort-davidson/index.htm Davidson],
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*[http://www.rollanet.org/areainfo/nwhist.html Dette],
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*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/hamer/messages/431.html Hamer],
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Insley Insley],
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*[http://www.new-madrid.mo.us/index.aspx?NID=131 New Madrid],
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*[http://crowcreeklongriders.blogspot.com/2008/07/2008-ride-recap.html Thompson],
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*[http://mocivilwar150.com/attraction/156 Wyman]
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Hovey_(Fort_Curtis) Curtis], aka Hovey,
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'''Other Forts:'''
  
[http://www.missouricivilwar.net/fort-davidson/index.htm Davidson],  
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/mo/county/stlouis/bellefontaine/fort.htm Fort Bellefontaine ]-- 1805- 1826   First United States fort west of Mississippi river.
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Carondelet Fort Carondolet]
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*Fort Celeste -- 1789-
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Orleans Fort Orleans]-- 1723-1728/9
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*[http://lewisandclarktrail.com/section1/mocities/kansascity/fortosage/index.htm Fort Osage] --1808-1827; originally named Fort Clark
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Barracks_Military_Post Jefferson Barracks ]-- St. Louis Public Library owns the portion of the NARA microfilm set, ''Returns From U.S. Military Posts, 1800-1916'', that includes Jefferson Barracks. Textual records of this fort, 1827-1909, 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).
  
[http://www.rollanet.org/areainfo/nwhist.html Dette],
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For Missouri the following sources are also very helpful. Most are available at:  
  
[http://genforum.genealogy.com/hamer/messages/431.html Hamer],  
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'''Office of the Adjutant General'''<br>1717 Industrial Drive<br>Jefferson City, MO 65101 <br>
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Insley Insley],
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Copies of many of the records are also available at the Family History Library and the St. Louis Public Library.  
  
[http://www.new-madrid.mo.us/index.aspx?NID=131 New Madrid],
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=== Revolutionary War (1775-1783)  ===
  
[http://crowcreeklongriders.blogspot.com/2008/07/2008-ride-recap.html Thompson],  
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An alphabetical list of soldiers, their birth dates, death dates, and military service is Alice Kinyoun Houts, ''Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Missouri'' ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2625615 Worldcat])and {{FHL|148117|item|disp=FHL book 977.8 M2ha}} St. Louis Public Library owns NARA's microfilm set, ''General Index to Compiled Service Records of Revolutionary War Soldiers''.
  
[http://mocivilwar150.com/attraction/156 Wyman]
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'''The 1835 Pension Roll'''
  
'''Other Forts:'''
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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 for Missouri is available online:  
  
[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/mo/county/stlouis/bellefontaine/fort.htm Fort Bellefontaine ]-- 1805- 1826&nbsp;&nbsp; First United States fort west of Mississippi river.  
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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=48124 The Pension Roll of 1835, Vol. IV] (Ancestry) ($)
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Carondelet Fort Carondolet]
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=== War of 1812 (1812-1815)  ===
  
Fort Celeste -- 1789-
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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, [[Missouri Territory in the War of 1812|Missouri in the War of 1812]], for information concerning military records, histories, links to relevant web sites, etc. for Missouri Territory.<br>
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Orleans Fort Orleans]-- 1723-1728/9
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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]]''.''
  
[http://lewisandclarktrail.com/section1/mocities/kansascity/fortosage/index.htm Fort Osage] --1808-1827; originally named Fort Clark
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=== Mexican War (1846-1848)  ===
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Barracks_Military_Post Jefferson Barracks ]-- St. Louis Public Library owns the portion of the NARA microfilm set, ''Returns From U.S. Military Posts, 1800-1916'', that includes Jefferson Barracks. Textual records of this fort, 1827-1909, 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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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>
  
For [[Missouri]] the following sources are also very helpful. Most are available at:  
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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>
  
'''Office of the Adjutant General'''<br>1717 Industrial Drive<br>Jefferson City, MO 65101 <br>
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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>
  
Copies of many of the records are also available at the Family History Library and the St. Louis Public Library.  
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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>
  
== Revolutionary War (1775-1783)  ==
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The [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/soldiers Missouri Soldier's Database: War of 1812 - WWI] is a database from the Missouri State Archives that provides information from service cards created by the Missouri Adjutant General's Office. The service cards include more than 576,00 Missouri soldiers who served in conflicts from the War of 1812 to World War I. The Missouri State Archives has a [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/soldiers/abstract.asp brief description] of Missouri troops in the War with Mexico.
  
An alphabetical list of soldiers, their birth dates, death dates, and military service is Alice Kinyoun Houts, ''Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Missouri'' ([Kansas City, Missouri: Houts, 1966]; Family History Library
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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]]. <br>
  
{{FHL|148117|title-id|disp=book 977.8 M2ha}}).
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=== Civil War (1861-1865)  ===
  
St. Louis Public Library owns NARA's microfilm set, ''General Index to Compiled Service Records of Revolutionary War Soldiers''.  
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[[Image:{{Battle of Wilson's Creek}}]]<br>See [[Missouri in the Civil War|Missouri in the Civil War]] for information about Missouri Civil War records, web sites, etc. with links to articles about the Missouri regiments involved in the Civil War.  
  
== War of 1812 (1812-1815)  ==
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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.
  
St. Louis Public Library owns NARA's microfilm set, ''Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812''.  
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The [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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.  
  
Bounty land in Arkansas, Illinois, and Missouri was issued to soldiers who served in the War of 1812. Copies of the bounty land warrants are on 14 films at the Family History Library. The names of Missouri patentees are indexed on Family History Library film {{FHL|290307|title-id|disp=983163}}. The records provide the name of the soldier and his rank, unit, date of warrant, and the date the land was located.
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''FamilySearch Historical Records Online Databases:''
  
The St. Louis Public Library website provides a bibliography, [http://previous.slpl.org/libsrc/ldclaim.htm Bounty and Public Land Claims, 1788-1855: a Selected Bibliography of Items in the Collection of St. Louis Public Library].
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932374 Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldier]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1865475 Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers' Home Admission Applications]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932408 Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers]
  
[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/soldiers Soldiers’ Records: War of 1812 to World War I] is available on the website of the Missouri State Archives. This database provides information from the service cards of more than 576,00 Missouri soldiers who served in conflicts from the War of 1812 to World War I.
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'''Wiki articles describing these online records are found at:'''
  
== Civil War (1861-1865) ==
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*[[Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers' Home Admission Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers' Home Admission Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
Missouri soldiers served in both the Union and the Confederate armies. Indexes to the service records are available at the Family History Library. The federal service and pension records are available at the National Archives in their [http://www.archives.gov/locations/archival-research.html research rooms] or by mail.
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=== Indian Wars (1780s-1890s)  ===
  
=== Confederate ===
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The [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/soldiers Missouri Soldier's Database: War of 1812 - WWI] is a database from the Missouri State Archives that provides information from service cards created by the Missouri Adjutant General's Office. The service cards include more than 576,00 Missouri soldiers who served in conflicts from the War of 1812 to World War I. The Missouri State Archives gives a [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/soldiers/abstract.asp brief description] of each of the wars. The database includes the following conflicts:
  
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:*Black Hawk War, 1832
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:*Heatherly War, 1836
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:*Seminole War, 1837
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:*Osage War, 1837
  
'''Compiled Service Records''' - The [http://go.footnote.com/civilwar_records Compiled Service Records] ($) (Footnote.com) of Confederate soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Missouri are available online. In the future, these records will be [http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2007/nr07-41.html made available at no charge] through the National Archives web site. The service records are also available at no charge at [http://www.archives.gov/locations/archival-research.html National Archives research rooms]. The compiled service records consist of an envelope containing card abstracts taken from muster rolls, returns, pay vouchers, and other records. Service records may provide rank, unit, date of enlistment, length of service, age, place of birth, and date of death. For more information see [[Confederate Service Records|Confederate Service Records]].
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=== Spanish-American War (1898)<br>  ===
  
St. Louis Public Library owns a copy of the NARA indexes and compiled military service records for Missouri Union and Confederate soldiers.&nbsp; SLPL also owns NARA's ''Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served With the United States Colored Troops,''&nbsp;and provides lists of [http://previous.slpl.org/libsrc/MOILL1.HTM Missouri men who served in Illinois regiments] and [http://previous.slpl.org/libsrc/momenks.htm Missouri men who served in Kansas regiments] on its website.
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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.  
  
==== Pension Records ====
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'''Indexes'''
  
{{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications}}, both approved and disapproved, are available online and at the Family History Library (beginning with Family History Library film 1021101). They are also available at the [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/civilwar/6.asp Missouri State Archives].
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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.]])
  
=== Union ===
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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.]])
  
==== Service Records ====
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In addition to the federal records, the Missouri Adjutant General's office has muster rolls and an index to volunteers {{FHL|426861|item|disp=FHL films 1021099-100}}. St. Louis Public Library owns the NARA microfilm set, ''General Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War with Spain and the Philippine Insurrection''. SLPL also provides on its website[http://previous.slpl.org/libsrc/spanwar.htm a bibliography of items the Library owns about the Spanish-American War], including rosters, general histories, and regimental and battle histories.
  
'''Compiled Service Records''' - The [http://go.footnote.com/civilwar_records Compiled Service Records] ($) (Footnote.com) of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Missouri are available online. In the future, these records will be [http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2007/nr07-41.html made available at no charge] through the National Archives web site. The service records are also available at no charge at [http://www.archives.gov/locations/archival-research.html National Archives research rooms]. The compiled service records consist of an envelope containing card abstracts taken from muster rolls, returns, pay vouchers, and other records. Service records may provide rank, unit, date of enlistment, length of service, age, place of birth, and date of death. For more information see [[Union Service Records|Union Service Records]].
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[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/mo/county/stlouis/spanisham/1898.htm Missourians of the Spanish American War]  
  
St. Louis Public Library owns a copy of the NARA indexes and compiled military service records for Missouri Union and Confederate soldiers.&nbsp; SLPL also owns NARA's ''Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served With the United States Colored Troops,''&nbsp;and provides lists of [http://previous.slpl.org/libsrc/MOILL1.HTM Missouri men who served in Illinois regiments] and [http://previous.slpl.org/libsrc/momenks.htm Missouri men who served in Kansas regiments] on its website.
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The [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/soldiers Missouri Soldier's Database: War of 1812 - WWI] is a database from the Missouri State Archives that provides information from service cards created by the Missouri Adjutant General's Office. The service cards include more than 576,00 Missouri soldiers who served in conflicts from the War of 1812 to World War I. The Missouri State Archives has a [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/soldiers/abstract.asp brief description] of Missouri troops in the Spanish-American War.  
  
==== Pension Records ====
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Click on the link to learn more about the [[Spanish-American War, 1898|Spanish American War]].
  
'''Civil War Pension Index Cards''' - An {{RecordSearch|1471019|Index to Pension Applications}} of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on FamilySearch. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. The majority of the records are of Civil War veterans, but the collection also includes records for veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Indian Wars, and World War I. For more information see [[Union Pension Records|Union Pension Records]].
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=== World War I (1917-1918)  ===
  
== African-American Service Records ==
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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.
  
St. Louis&nbsp;County Library has placed on the internet&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/jkh/usctmo/usctmosoldiers.htm An Index to Descriptive Recruitment Lists of Volunteers for the United States Colored Troops for the State of Missouri, 1863–1865] (NARA Microfilm Publication M1894 – 6 rolls)This index has 5,500+ entries and can be browsed either by recruits’ names or by slave owners’ names. The index provides the following information:<br>• Recruit’s last name<br>• Recruit’s first name<br>• Age<br>• Birth State<br>• County of Birth<br>• Slave Owner<br>• County of Residence<br>• State of Residence<br>• Roll<br>• Frame
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*United States. Selective Service System. ''Missouri, 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 films beginning with {{FHL|746991|item|disp=FHL film 1683089}} St. Louis Public Library owns the portion of this microfilm set that contains records for men from St. Louis City and County. also available at:
  
The U.S. Congress allowed slave owners whose slaves were serving in the Military Service to request compensation for that slave.&nbsp; The claim was based on the slave's military service.&nbsp; Therefore&nbsp;The Index to [http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/jkh/slaveclaims/index-links.htm Slave Compensation Claims found in the Compiled Service Records of U.S. Colored Troops], also provides information on the soldier.&nbsp; These records were placed in the soldier's military file.
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:*{{RecordSearch|1968530|United States, World War One Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} (FamilySearch) - free
  
'''Provost Marshal Papers'''<br>The Missouri State Archives includes in their collection a group of papers called the Provost Marshal Papers. These are records from the Union Army War Department. Many of the records pertain to Confederate citizens and sympathizers. Some of them specifically deal with the confiscation and destruction of property in Missouri by Confederate forces in 1864. These records span 1861-1866 and an index to the Missouri portion of the records is available [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/provost/ online.]
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[[United States World War I Draft Records|United States World War I Draft Records]] provides additional information.  
  
Copies of the records can be obtained by contacting the Missouri State Archives. St. Louis Public Library owns the portion of the NARA microfilm set, Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865, that includes prisoners at Alton and Camp Douglas in Illinois, and Myrtle and Gratiot Street Prisons in St. Louis.&nbsp;
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*The Missouri Adjutant General's office has service files and bonus application papers. The latter often contain family information.
  
The Provost Marshal papers are also available on FHL films&nbsp;1449483-1449494,&nbsp;1527305-1527404, and 1534697-1534778.
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*The [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/soldiers Missouri Soldier's Database: War of 1812 - WWI] is a database from the Missouri State Archives that provides information from service cards created by the Missouri Adjutant General's Office. The service cards include more than 576,00 Missouri soldiers who served in conflicts from the War of 1812 to World War I. The Missouri State Archives has a [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/soldiers/abstract.asp brief description] of Missouri troops in World War I.
  
== Spanish-American War (1898)  ==
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=== World War II (1941-1945===
  
In addition to the federal records, the Missouri Adjutant General's office has muster rolls and an index to volunteers (Family History Library {{FHL|426861|title-id|disp=films 1021099-100}}).&nbsp; St. Louis Public Library owns the NARA microfilm set, ''General Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War with Spain and the Philippine Insurrection''.&nbsp;SLPL also provides on its website&nbsp;[http://previous.slpl.org/libsrc/spanwar.htm a bibliography of items&nbsp;the&nbsp;Library&nbsp;owns about the Spanish-American War], including rosters, general histories, and regimental and battle histories.
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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.usgennet.org/usa/mo/county/stlouis/spanisham/1898.htm http://www.usgennet.org/usa/mo/county/stlouis/spanisham/1898.htm]
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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
  
== World War I (1917-1918)  ==
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:Also available at:<br>
  
The Missouri Adjutant General's office has service files and bonus application papers. The latter often contain family information.  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 Ancestry] ($)
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*[http://www.fold3.com/title_765/wwii_old_mans_draft_registration_cards Fold3] ($).
  
World War I draft registration cards for men age 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 Missouri see:
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[[World War II United States Military Records, 1941 to 1945|World War II United States Military Records]] provides additional information.  
  
*United States. Selective Service System. ''Missouri, 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 films beginning with {{FHL|1683089|film|disp=1683089}}—.)
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=== Korean War (1950–1953)  ===
*St. Louis Public Library owns the portion of the above-named microfilm set that contains records for men from St. Louis City and County.
 
  
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.  
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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.  
  
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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=== Vietnam War (1964–1972)  ===
  
*''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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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.  
  
== Additional Records  ==
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=== Additional Records  ===
  
[http://previous.slpl.org/libsrc/cvwara.htm Divided State: Missouri Military Organizations in the Civil War] is an index on the St. Louis Public Library website&nbsp;of books and periodical articles about Missouri military organizations, Union and Confederate.&nbsp;There is also an article on the website about [http://previous.slpl.org/libsrc/mocivilwar.htm Missouri Union Militia Organizations].Further information about Missouri Civil War soldiers, regiments, and battles can be discovered in The Civil War In Missouri: a Selected, Annotated Bibliography (available on the website of St. Louis Public Library).&nbsp;
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[http://previous.slpl.org/libsrc/cvwara.htm Divided State: Missouri Military Organizations in the Civil War] is an index on the St. Louis Public Library website&nbsp;of books and periodical articles about Missouri military organizations, Union and Confederate.&nbsp;There is also an article on the website about [http://previous.slpl.org/libsrc/mocivilwar.htm Missouri Union Militia Organizations].Further information about Missouri Civil War soldiers, regiments, and battles can be discovered in The Civil War In Missouri: a Selected, Annotated Bibliography (available on the website of St. Louis Public Library).  
  
The book "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, V.III" by Frederick H. Dyer,&nbsp;lists on pages 1301-1343 many of the Union units, both federal and local milita, which served in the Civil War. With some units, lists of soldiers and brief unit histories are given.&nbsp;This book&nbsp;is available on&nbsp;&nbsp;FHL US/CAN Fiche {{FHL|771246|title-id|disp=6082513.}}&nbsp;&nbsp;Portions are also&nbsp;available [p://home.usmo.com/~momollus/MOVOLFED.HTM#HG. online].
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The book "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, V.III" by Frederick H. Dyer,&nbsp;lists on pages 1301-1343 many of the Union units, both federal and local milita, which served in the Civil War. With some units, lists of soldiers and brief unit histories are given. This book is available on {{FHL|771246|item|disp=FHL fiche 6082513.}} Portions are also available [http://home.usmo.com/~momollus/MOVOLFED.HTM#HG. online].  
  
The [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/civilwar/6.asp Missouri State Archives] has state records of volunteers and state militia (Family History Library {{FHL|425623|title-id|disp=films 1021080}}-98), including descriptive muster rolls and enlistment and discharge rolls.  
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The [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/civilwar/6.asp Missouri State Archives] has state records of volunteers and state militia {{FHL|425623|item|disp=FHL films 1021080–98}}, including descriptive muster rolls and enlistment and discharge rolls.  
  
A special 1890 census of Union veterans is at the National Archives and on Family History Library {{FHL|230777|title-id|disp=films 338186-93}}. A published index to this census is available.
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A special 1890 census of Union veterans is at the National Archives and on {{FHL|230777|item|disp=FHL films 338186-93}}. A published index to this census is available.  
  
 
The Family History Library has 214 microfilms of records in various collections created by the Missouri Adjutant General's office for service in the War of 1812, Black Hawk War, Seminole War, Mormon War, Heatherly War, Iowa War, Mexican War, and Civil War. The records include burial information, state militia rolls, and county enrollments.  
 
The Family History Library has 214 microfilms of records in various collections created by the Missouri Adjutant General's office for service in the War of 1812, Black Hawk War, Seminole War, Mormon War, Heatherly War, Iowa War, Mexican War, and Civil War. The records include burial information, state militia rolls, and county enrollments.  
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
 
*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/mdh/browse.asp?id=13 Missouri Digital Heritage]  
 
*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/mdh/browse.asp?id=13 Missouri Digital Heritage]  
*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/military.asp Missouri State Archives]
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*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/military.asp Missouri State Archives]  
*[http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/libsrc/milindex.htm St. Louis Public Library]
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*[http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/libsrc/milindex.htm St. Louis Public Library]  
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/military/revolutionary/ Access Genealogy]  
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/military/revolutionary/ Access Genealogy]  
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*[http://missouri-genealogy.com/Missouri-Military-Records.htm Missouri Military Records] (Missouri Genealogy)
  
== References  ==
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{{Missouri|Missouri}} {{State Military Records}}
 
 
''[[Missouri]] Research Outline.'' (Salt Lake City: Corporation of the President,
 
 
 
:NOTE: All of the information from the original research outline has been imported into this Wiki site and is being updated as time permits.
 
 
 
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[[Missouri Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers' Home Admission Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
  
 
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Introduction

Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. United States Military Records provides more information on the federal military records and search strategies.

Forts

Civil War Forts:

Other Forts:

For Missouri the following sources are also very helpful. Most are available at:

Office of the Adjutant General
1717 Industrial Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Copies of many of the records are also available at the Family History Library and the St. Louis Public Library.

Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

An alphabetical list of soldiers, their birth dates, death dates, and military service is Alice Kinyoun Houts, Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Missouri (Worldcat)and FHL book 977.8 M2ha St. Louis Public Library owns NARA's microfilm set, General Index to Compiled Service Records of Revolutionary War Soldiers.

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 for Missouri 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, Missouri in the War of 1812, for information concerning military records, histories, links to relevant web sites, etc. for Missouri Territory.

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

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.

The Missouri Soldier's Database: War of 1812 - WWI is a database from the Missouri State Archives that provides information from service cards created by the Missouri Adjutant General's Office. The service cards include more than 576,00 Missouri soldiers who served in conflicts from the War of 1812 to World War I. The Missouri State Archives has a brief description of Missouri troops in the War with Mexico.

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

Civil War (1861-1865)

Battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri, 10 August 1861

See Missouri in the Civil War for information about Missouri Civil War records, web sites, etc. with links to articles about the Missouri 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.

FamilySearch Historical Records Online Databases:

Wiki articles describing these online records are found at:

Indian Wars (1780s-1890s)

The Missouri Soldier's Database: War of 1812 - WWI is a database from the Missouri State Archives that provides information from service cards created by the Missouri Adjutant General's Office. The service cards include more than 576,00 Missouri soldiers who served in conflicts from the War of 1812 to World War I. The Missouri State Archives gives a brief description of each of the wars. The database includes the following conflicts:

  • Black Hawk War, 1832
  • Heatherly War, 1836
  • Seminole War, 1837
  • Osage War, 1837

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

In addition to the federal records, the Missouri Adjutant General's office has muster rolls and an index to volunteers FHL films 1021099-100. St. Louis Public Library owns the NARA microfilm set, General Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War with Spain and the Philippine Insurrection. SLPL also provides on its websitea bibliography of items the Library owns about the Spanish-American War, including rosters, general histories, and regimental and battle histories.

Missourians of the Spanish American War

The Missouri Soldier's Database: War of 1812 - WWI is a database from the Missouri State Archives that provides information from service cards created by the Missouri Adjutant General's Office. The service cards include more than 576,00 Missouri soldiers who served in conflicts from the War of 1812 to World War I. The Missouri State Archives has a brief description of Missouri troops in the Spanish-American War.

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. Missouri, 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 films beginning with FHL film 1683089 St. Louis Public Library owns the portion of this microfilm set that contains records for men from St. Louis City and County. also available at:

United States World War I Draft Records provides additional information.

  • The Missouri Adjutant General's office has service files and bonus application papers. The latter often contain family information.
  • The Missouri Soldier's Database: War of 1812 - WWI is a database from the Missouri State Archives that provides information from service cards created by the Missouri Adjutant General's Office. The service cards include more than 576,00 Missouri soldiers who served in conflicts from the War of 1812 to World War I. The Missouri State Archives has a brief description of Missouri troops in World War I.

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.

Additional Records

Divided State: Missouri Military Organizations in the Civil War is an index on the St. Louis Public Library website of books and periodical articles about Missouri military organizations, Union and Confederate. There is also an article on the website about Missouri Union Militia Organizations.Further information about Missouri Civil War soldiers, regiments, and battles can be discovered in The Civil War In Missouri: a Selected, Annotated Bibliography (available on the website of St. Louis Public Library).

The book "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, V.III" by Frederick H. Dyer, lists on pages 1301-1343 many of the Union units, both federal and local milita, which served in the Civil War. With some units, lists of soldiers and brief unit histories are given. This book is available on FHL fiche 6082513. Portions are also available online.

The Missouri State Archives has state records of volunteers and state militia FHL films 1021080–98, including descriptive muster rolls and enlistment and discharge rolls.

A special 1890 census of Union veterans is at the National Archives and on FHL films 338186-93. A published index to this census is available.

The Family History Library has 214 microfilms of records in various collections created by the Missouri Adjutant General's office for service in the War of 1812, Black Hawk War, Seminole War, Mormon War, Heatherly War, Iowa War, Mexican War, and Civil War. The records include burial information, state militia rolls, and county enrollments.

Web Sites