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U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records provides more links for nationwide military record collections.

Forts [https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=Massachusetts_Military_Records&veaction=edit&section=2″>edit|modify source]

Colonial Wars (1620– 1763) [https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=Massachusetts_Military_Records&veaction=edit&section=3″>modify|edit source]

Numerous records of colonial wars have been published. The Household History Library has copies of the majority of them, consisting of:

Minute Man Statue, Lexington, Massachusetts Doreski, Carole. Massachusetts Officers and Soldiers in the Seventeenth Century Conflicts. Boston, Massachusetts: The Society of Colonial Wars in Massachusetts and the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1982.FHL book 974.4 M24d

  • Bodge, George M. Soldiers in King Philip’s War. Baltimore, Maryland.: Genealogical Publishing Business, 1991. FHL book 974 M2b A concise history of the Indian Wars of New England from 1620 to 1677. Includes lists of soldiers, stories of fights, copies of ancient files associating with the King Philip’s War, 1620– 1677.
  • MacKay, Robert E. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the French and Indian Wars, 1744– 1755. Boston, Massachusetts: Society of Colonial Wars, 1978. FHL book 974.4 M2mc Offers extensive information about the years of chaos amongst the French, Indians, and Colonists. It consists of information about forming the militia force to fight the unrest.
  • Societies:

    • “Register of the Massachusetts Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1893-1917” (Google Books) (Worldcat) – lists ladies who are members of the society and a description of the ancestors military or political service.

    Death of General Warren at the Fight of Bunker Hill Revolutionary War(1775-1783)[ edit|modify source] A guy born in between 1730 and 1765 who lived in Massachusetts is most likely listed in some type of military

    record. If he supported the rebellion, he may be discussed in records as a rebel, patriot, or Whig. Those who opposed the rebellion were Loyalists or Tories. For in-depth records of the Revolutionary War, see: 1775-1783 -Massachusetts, Revolutionary War, Index Cards to Muster Rolls, 1775-1783 atFamilySearch

    • — index and images Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War. 17 Volumes. Boston, Massachusetts: Wright and Potter Printing, 1896-1908. FHL book 974.4 M23m; films 238343-59 and FHL fiche 6046890 Lists soldier’s name, commander’s name, county of enlistment, service dates, unit, age, and stature. White, Virgil D. Genealogical Abstracts of the Revolutionary War Pension Files. Four Volumes. Waynesboro, Tennessee: National Historic Publishing, 1990. FHL book 973 M28g Consists of names, dates, places, fights combated, and some individual and household details. Chosen Records from Revolutionary War Pension & Bounty-Land-Warrant Application Files. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1969. FHL films 840256-406 Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application Files. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1969. FHL films 970001-2670 80,000 complete pension files alphabetical by surname. Index to Revolutionary War Service Records.
    • Four Volumes. Waynesboro, Tennessee: National Historical Publishing, 1995. FHL book 973 M22wv Revealsthe name, rank, and unit of over 390,000 patriots. Transcripts of: United States. Adjutant General’s Office. General Index to Assembled

  • Armed Force Service Records of Revolutionary Ward Soldiers. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1942. FHL films 882841-98 The service records and pension apply for Revolutionary War patriots are offered at the Household History Library. For more info, see United States Armed force Records.
  • You can likewise utilize NATF Form 80 to acquire copies of theexact same records from the National Archives for a charge. 1805-1845-Massachusetts Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications 1805-1845 at FamilySearch– images The 1813 Pension List: The 1818 Pensioners of the United States: The 1820 Pension List: The 1835 Pension Roll
  • On June 5, 1834, the U.S. Senate needed the Secretary of War to send a declaration showing the names of pensioners who were on the pension rolls or had actually previously been on the pension rolls. To find out more on the 1835 Pension Roll see Revolutionary War Pension Records. The 1835 Pension Roll of Massachusetts, that includes Revolutionary War soldiers and successors of War of 1812 casualties, is available online. Revolutionary War Supporters ‘” Honor Roll of Massachusetts Patriots Heretofore Unknown: Being a List
  • of Males and female Who Lent Money to the Federal Government During the Years 1777-1779″by Bell Merrill Draper(Boston, Mass.: Massachusetts Chapters of the Children of the American Transformation, 1899) War of 1812(1812-1815)[ edit|modify source] The War of 1812 between Britain

    and the United States verified

    the different presence of the United States and the

    future Canada.See the Wiki post, Massachusetts inthe War of 1812, for info concerning military records, histories, links to pertinent web sites, and so on for Massachusetts.There are practical nationwide records for soldiers of the War of 1812. To learn more, see United States in the War of 1812. For worldwide elements of the war, see War of 1812. Mexican War(1846-1848) [edit|edit source] The Mexican War was caused by the addition of Texas by the United States in 1845. A lot of volunteer routines were from

    southern states. Records of Mexican War veterans might exist in a state where the veteran later on resided. Mexican War Index to Pension Files, 1887– 1926.(NARA T317). FHL movies 0537000– 13 Alphabetically organized and consists of the veteran’s name, rank, and unit; names of dependents; date of filing and application; certificate numbers; act submitted under; and state from which application was made. Likewise readily available at: Robarts, William Hugh. Mexican War Veterans: A Complete Lineup of the Regular and Volunteer Soldiers 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 Web Archive. Click on these links to read more about the Mexican War and about Mexican War pension records. Civil War( 1861– 1865 )[ edit|modify source] Clara Barton, The Angel of the Battleground, nurse throughout the American Civil War See Massachusetts in the Civil War for information about Massachusetts Civil War records, website, and so on with links to articles about the Massachusetts regiments included in the Civil War. The regimental pages often consist of lists of the companies with links to the counties where the business began. Guy in the companies frequently resided in the counties where the companies were raised. Knowing a county can assist when looking into the families

    • of the soldiers. The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System permits name looking for soldiers. The outcome set offers the programs for the soldiers. Then you can examine the Wiki regiment pages to figure out counties. Typically knowing the counties that had men in a regiment will help you identify if a soldier was your ancestor. Spanish-American War(1898 )[ modify|edit source] The Spanish-American War was mostly battled 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 Harry E. Webber, compensation.” Twelve Months with the Eighth Massachusetts Infantry in the Service of the United States”. Salem, MA. Newcomb and Gauss, Printers, 1908.( Google Books)(Ancestry)-($ )Click the link to read more about the Spanish American War. World War I(1917-1918)[ modify |

    modify source] World War I was an international war combated on multiple continents with a number of nations included.

    Over four million males and females served from the United States. See WWI Draft Records to learn more. The State of Massachusetts, during World War I, operated a details service for the households of those who remained in the numerous branches of the armed forces. These records are: World War II( 1941-1945)[ modify|modify source] On April 27, 1942, the Selective Service performed the 4th of six draft registrations connected to WWII. The “World War II Selective Service Draft Cards: 4th Registration, 1942″is frequently referred to as the “Old Man’s Registration “or the “Old Guy’s Draft “due to the fact that it included males with a date of birth from April 28, 1877 to February 16, 1897.

    Considering that there is overlap in the WWI and WWII Selective Service registration, men born in the years 1877 to 1900 may have signed up twice and have both WWII and WWI draft records. Likewise readily available at: The second world war United States Armed Force Records provides additional details. Korean War (1950– 1953)[ edit|modify source] The Korean War was a conflict between North Korea(and its communist allies)and South Korea(with assistance of the United Nations, mainly the United States). See the Korean War wiki short article for info on records and

    their schedule. The Vietnam War was a conflict between North Vietnam(and its communist allies )and South Vietnam(with support of its anti-communist allies, consisting of the United States).

    See the Vietnam War

    • wiki short article for details on records and their accessibility. Websites [modify|edit source] Military muster rolls and other records are at the Massachusetts State Archives and the Adjutant General’s Workplace. For Massachusetts the following sources are also really valuable: United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry. Enlistments

    , Registrations, Medical Checkups, Detachments, Oaths, Rosters, Election Returns, Discharges, Desertions, Resignations, etc.

    Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988– 1991.(On 38 Family History Library films.)Microfilm of the initial in the National Guard Supply Depot in Natick, Massachusetts, Telephone :(508 )875– 0678.

    The films include detailed records of Massachusetts volunteers, militia and regular army. Records are available for registrations, enlistments, muster rolls, medical records, discharges, casualties, healthcare facility lists, and deaths. The records consist of those of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection in 1899, the 1916 war with Mexico, and World War I. Information is indexed by state, military department, and medical center.