NOTE: 75% of World War II records were lost in a fire in St. Louis
American Battle Monuments Commission – Guardian of America’s overseas commemorative cemeteries and memorials – honors the service, achievements and sacrific of U.S. Armed Forces
Civil War Battle Names – naming the war; many battles have 2 different names, one Federal and one Confederate
American Civil War Homepage Outlined resources, states, Civil War Army/Navy – great links
Civil War Links – Library of Congress Civil War related materials
Civil War Prisoners – Civil War Prisons, search for prisoners
Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System Regiments, prisons, cemeteries, battles, medals of honor, monuments. The CWSS is a database containing information about the men who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Other information are histories of Union and Confederate regiments, links to descriptions of significant battles, and selected lists of prisoner-of-war records and cemetery records, which will be amended over time.
Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War – additional sites on this list are courtesy of genealogist/librarian/researcher Lori B. Bessler 608-264-6519 at the Wisconsin Historical Society Lori.Bessler@wisconsinhistory.org
Fold3 – is a subscription site we do not use, but it has excellent military records and worthwhile if you have a military ancestor, many pension/service record images are aslo available; note: cost over $100/record as of August 2013
Hard Scrabble Farm – Living History Research Site; site for military war re-enactors. Includes information on interpreting the information on dogtags.
Michigan Civil War files & Spanish-Am War, Woman’s Relief Corps, other military records; links
Michigan in the Civil War Regimental histories and personal narratives online, deaths; photos of MI Gettysburg monuments
Military Indexes Listing of wars from Revolutionary War to Vietnam War
National Archives – full text books out of copyright, obtain pension & service records; when requesting, ask for ALL of the records to obtain a complete file; note: cost over $100 as of Sept., 2013. Search enlistment records; you may search by war, name, serial number, dogtag number, etc.
Online Civil War Indexes, Records and Rosters General & specific guides; lists by state; both free & $$ sites
Online Searchable Military Databases – USA Military; Revolutionary War; Black Hawk War; Vietnam; great links; I have not checked all these; some useful!
Resources for Military Families Includes 3.6 million records from Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Britain and United States. This comprehensive collection of armed forces and conflict records provide a great resource. You can search specifically in one country or search across the entire international collections under advanced search.
Seeking Michigan – Civil War manuscripts, service records, photos, Michigan Civil War volunteer registries and battle flags
The2Buds – military postcards