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American Wars and Engagements before 1900

Last Surviving Veterans
obits of Rev. War, Sp. Am, Mexican, Civil War "last" vets

French and Indian War

Between Great Britain and France in North America from 1754 to 1763

Edward Braddock


Revolutionary War

Battle History

The Battle of Bunker Hill:

The Death of Joseph Warren

List of British Officers Killed

Names of African Americans who Served

Roster of Known Guards of George Washington

Bounty Lands

Sandusky Expedition:
The Death of Col. William Crawford

The Society of the Cincinnati


Battle of Blue Licks, KY

Daniel Boone fought in the last battle of the war

Old Military Terms and Definitions
from the American Revolution Era 

List of Preserved Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Sites

Illinois Soldier Burials

Last Revolutionary War Pensionsers
(surviving kin, not soldiers)

Burial Places of RW Soldiers
as reported to Congress in 1918

Veterans' Obituaries

Biographies and obits of Generals

Revolutionary War Pensioners in 1813
Soldiers from VT, RI, NY, SC, NC, TN, OH, GA, KY, MD, NH, MA, CT, NJ, PA, DE, VA

1840 Census of Pensioners


War of 1812 Data

Michigan in the War of 1812

Story from a visit to the Battle of the Niagara (Lundy Lane)

Fort Mims
Timeline of battle
with Creek Indians in 1813

Letter from Dr. Neal Smith after the fall of Fort Mims

Newspaper Articles
Pre-War | At Sea | Battle News
Indian Hostilities  | Spies and Deserters
Miscellaneous News Stories
Muster Roll of the "General Armstrong"


Widows still alive in 1922

List of Preserved Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Sites


The Texas Revolution

The Battle of the Alamo was one of the major events of the Texas Revolution

Newspaper Account of the Fall of the Alamo

 The Men of the Alamo - a poem by James J. Roche, printed in 1888


Mexican War

The U.S. - Mexican War began on April 25, 1846. It ended when the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848. Fighting between Mexican guerrillas and U.S. troops continued for several months afterward, with the last American troops leaving Mexico on August 2, 1848.

Newspaper Items

Veterans still alive in 1922


Indian Wars

Battle of Little Big Horn

Soldier Remembrances

Biographical Data
of the Last Indian Scout, John Daw (Hasteen-tsoh)
Medal of Honor Recipients

Mississippi Veteran Grave Registrations

Blackhawk War (Illinois)
 - Obituary of last survivor


Pirates and related Sea-faring data

Muster Roll of the Brig "General Armstrong"

Newspaper Stories


Civil War Era

Chronological Record
of the Civil War, 1860-1865

1861 Timeline of Events

Civil War Battles
Alphabetical Listing of Towns and Cities where battles were fought beginning with:

A-B / C-D/ E-G / H-KL-M / N-Q / R-S / T-Z

Civil War Casualties
Overall Casualty Totals

Casualty Totals by State

Medal of Honor Recipients
A-C / D-F / G-J / K-M/ N-R / S-T / U-Z

Prisoners of War

Union Prisoners at Richmond, VA in September of 1861

Deceased Prisoners Aug-Nov 1861

Union Soldiers Executed

Andersonville Prison
Diary of Prisoner John Ransom: Pg 1 | 2

Death Lists, by State:
Alabama thru Louisiana
Maine thru New Jersey
New York
North Carolina thru Pennsylvania
Rhode Island thru Wisconsin
U.S. Army
U.S. Navy
Miscellaneous Deaths
Men who were Hung

Locations of Armories and Arsenals in 1868 

1868 "Active" Army List

1868 "Retired" Army List

Organization of the Regular Army as of Jan 1 1868

Confederate Soldiers

Records of Well-Known Confederate Veterans

Veterans Listed in alpha order: A-F | G-O | P-Z

Listed by State
States: Alabama - Indian Territory
States:  Kansas - Mississippi
States:  Missouri - Washington DC


Civil War Era:
Rules on the Appointment and Commission of Cadets

War Department Organization and Offices

Class Lists (post-Civil War Eras)
1956 Class of Cadets

Soldiers who received Military Headstones from the Government
Project is COMPLETE!

List of Union Pensioners on the Rolls as of Jan 1, 1883

Project is COMPLETE!


Veteran Information
(pre WW1)

List of National Cemeteries and their 1903 Post Office Locations

Current List of National Cemeteries with their Contact Information

The last surviving veterans from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Spanish-American War, Mexican War, Civil War, Indian Wars

Obituaries for "Last" Veterans

Data related to the G.A.R.

List of Soldiers' Homes
in 1903

Military Obits from 1899

Death Lists

Military Newspaper Gleanings

The last surviving veterans from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Spanish-American War, Mexican War, Civil War, Indian Wars

Obituaries for "Last" Veterans


Spanish American War

Timeline of Sp.Am. War

 The Official Records of the Oregon Volunteers

Muster Out Rolls of the 49th Infantry -  (on our Iowa website)

Obit of Samuel Mendel
(2nd or 3rd to last Sp-AM. Veteran - located on our Henry Co, IL site)

Obit of Jasper Garrison
(4th or 5th to last Sp-Am Veteran)

Click here for more "last" veteran info


World War I

Timeline of World War 1

9 Last Remaining Veterans

Soldiers of the Great War
These are WW1 casualties, listed by state.



World War II

Index to Topics

Pearl Harbor - Intro and Pictures

Navajo Code Talkers

USS Arizona Marines - KIA 7 December 1941   (these are Marines only)

USS Arizona Marines who survived the attack

All Casualties from the USS Arizona ("Official" list)

Medal of Honor Recipients
- Pictures and Bios

Enlistment and Casualty Lists
Many of our county sites have this data on them, so visit there.

Wisconsin World War II Army Enlistments 1938-1946


Korean War

Visit the various state and county websites - many of them have lists of casualties

Illinois Casualties


Vietnam War

Visit the various state and county websites - many of them have lists of casualties

Illinois Casualties

Chicago Casualties


Our Genealogy Trails Veterans


Military "How to" research websites ... [These are off-site links]

NARA - Overview on the availability of Military Medical and Health Records

NARA: The place to actually make the Request for Military Service Records: CLICK HERE

Day is done.
Gone the sun.
From the lakes.
From the hills.
From the sky.
All is well.
Safely rest.
God is nigh.
1st stanza of "Taps" composed by Brig. Gen. Daniel Butterfield, commander of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, V Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, during the American Civil War

Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell...
(author: Hugh Wyles?)


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