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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[US Military Types of Military Records|Types of Military Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[US Military Unit Histories|Unit Histories]]''
  
 
== Unit Histories  ==
 
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=== Official Unit Histories ===
 
=== Official Unit Histories ===
  
==== Air Force    ====
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==== Air Force ====
  
 
For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:  
 
For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:  
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[http://www.afhra.af.mil/ U.S. Air Force Historical Research Agency] <br>600 Chenault Circle <br>Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6424 <br><br>Telephone: (334) 953-2395  
 
[http://www.afhra.af.mil/ U.S. Air Force Historical Research Agency] <br>600 Chenault Circle <br>Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6424 <br><br>Telephone: (334) 953-2395  
  
==== Army &nbsp;  ====
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==== Army ====
  
 
For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:  
 
For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:  
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[http://www.history.army.mil/index.html U.S. Army Center of Military History]<br>103 3rd Avenue<br>Fort Lesley J. McNair, DC 20319-5058<br><br>Telephone: (202) 685-4042  
 
[http://www.history.army.mil/index.html U.S. Army Center of Military History]<br>103 3rd Avenue<br>Fort Lesley J. McNair, DC 20319-5058<br><br>Telephone: (202) 685-4042  
  
==== Navy ====
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==== Navy ====
  
 
For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:  
 
For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:  
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[http://www.history.navy.mil/index.html U.S. Naval History &amp; Heritage Command]<br>Washington Navy Yard, Bldg 57 (3rd Floor)<br>Washington, DC 20374<br><br>Telephone: (202) 433-3224  
 
[http://www.history.navy.mil/index.html U.S. Naval History &amp; Heritage Command]<br>Washington Navy Yard, Bldg 57 (3rd Floor)<br>Washington, DC 20374<br><br>Telephone: (202) 433-3224  
  
==== Marine Corps ====
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==== Marine Corps ====
  
 
For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:  
 
For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:  
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[http://www.tecom.usmc.mil/HD/ U.S. Marine Corps History Division]<br>3078 Upshur Avenue<br>Quantico, Virginia 22134<br><br>Telephone: (703) 432-4877  
 
[http://www.tecom.usmc.mil/HD/ U.S. Marine Corps History Division]<br>3078 Upshur Avenue<br>Quantico, Virginia 22134<br><br>Telephone: (703) 432-4877  
  
==== Coast Guard ====
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==== Coast Guard ====
  
 
For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:  
 
For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:  
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*Controvich, John T., comp. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9973782&referer=brief_results ''United States Army Unit Histories: A Reference and Bibliography'']. Manhattan, Kansas: Military Affairs/Aerospace Historian, Eisenhower Hall, Kansas State University, 1983. (FHL book 973 M23cj.) Also includes brief lineages, campaign participation credits, order of battles, and commanding generals.  
 
*Controvich, John T., comp. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9973782&referer=brief_results ''United States Army Unit Histories: A Reference and Bibliography'']. Manhattan, Kansas: Military Affairs/Aerospace Historian, Eisenhower Hall, Kansas State University, 1983. (FHL book 973 M23cj.) Also includes brief lineages, campaign participation credits, order of battles, and commanding generals.  
 
*Pappas, George S., et al., comp. ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5725984&referer=brief_results United States Army Unit Histories. 2 vols. Rev. ed]''. Carlisle Barracks, Pa.: U.S. Army Military History Institute, 1971–78. (FHL book 973 B4ua no. 4.) Bibliography of unit histories from 1914 to 1971 for regular Army, National Guard, and Reserve organizations. Regular Army histories of units active prior to 1914 are also included. Entries give title, author, publication information, number of pages, and are arranged by military unit.
 
*Pappas, George S., et al., comp. ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5725984&referer=brief_results United States Army Unit Histories. 2 vols. Rev. ed]''. Carlisle Barracks, Pa.: U.S. Army Military History Institute, 1971–78. (FHL book 973 B4ua no. 4.) Bibliography of unit histories from 1914 to 1971 for regular Army, National Guard, and Reserve organizations. Regular Army histories of units active prior to 1914 are also included. Entries give title, author, publication information, number of pages, and are arranged by military unit.
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=== Unit Histories by Conflict ===
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*[[Revolutionary War Unit Histories|Revolutionary War, 1775 to 1783]]
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|Civil War, 1861 to 1865]]
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*[[United States World War I Unit Histories|World War I, 1917 to 1918]]
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*[[United States World War II Unit Histories|World War II, 1941 to 1945]]
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*[[United States Korean War 1950 to 1953#Unit Histories|Korean War 1950 to 1953]]
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*Vietnam War 1964 to 1972
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=== Related records ===
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*[[United States Colonial Wars, 1607 to 1763#Histories|Colonial Wars of North America (Encyclopedia)]]
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Unit Histories

Histories of military units may contain biographies of officers, rosters of soldiers in the unit, and clues to where the soldiers were living when they enlisted. They may also provide dates of death of veterans or their place of residence after their service. It is best to look in the Author/Title search of the Family History Library Catalog on microfiche under the name of the author.

Official Unit Histories

Air Force

For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:

U.S. Air Force Historical Research Agency
600 Chenault Circle
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6424

Telephone: (334) 953-2395

Army

For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:

U.S. Army Center of Military History
103 3rd Avenue
Fort Lesley J. McNair, DC 20319-5058

Telephone: (202) 685-4042

Navy

For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:

U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command
Washington Navy Yard, Bldg 57 (3rd Floor)
Washington, DC 20374

Telephone: (202) 433-3224

Marine Corps

For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:

U.S. Marine Corps History Division
3078 Upshur Avenue
Quantico, Virginia 22134

Telephone: (703) 432-4877

Coast Guard

For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:

U.S. Coast Guard Historian’s Office
Commandant (CG-09224)
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
2100 Second Street SW
Washington, D.C. 20593

Other Resources

Civil War unit histories are described in detail on the Civil War Union and Confederate Wiki pages. The following sources are helpful for finding histories of regiments and divisions that participated in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, or the Vietnam War:

  • Controvich, John T., comp. United States Army Unit Histories: A Reference and Bibliography. Manhattan, Kansas: Military Affairs/Aerospace Historian, Eisenhower Hall, Kansas State University, 1983. (FHL book 973 M23cj.) Also includes brief lineages, campaign participation credits, order of battles, and commanding generals.
  • Pappas, George S., et al., comp. United States Army Unit Histories. 2 vols. Rev. ed. Carlisle Barracks, Pa.: U.S. Army Military History Institute, 1971–78. (FHL book 973 B4ua no. 4.) Bibliography of unit histories from 1914 to 1971 for regular Army, National Guard, and Reserve organizations. Regular Army histories of units active prior to 1914 are also included. Entries give title, author, publication information, number of pages, and are arranged by military unit.

Unit Histories by Conflict


Related records