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Genealogy: Military Records

Genealogy Introduction—Military Research at the National Archives: Pension Records


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Descriptions of Resources in the National Archives

Military History

This guide describes resources available for searching in military records, with an emphasis on Delaware materials.

These types of military records are the most useful for genealogists:

  • service records (militia, volunteer, or regular forces)
  • pension records and boundary land warrant records
  • Draft, conscription, or Selective Service records

Starting Places | Pre-Federal | Civil War | Pensions | Prisons and Prisoners

Starting Places

Pre-Federal to Pre-Civil War

Civil War

Pensions: Pre-Federal Up to Civil War

Pension application files index: Andrew Feaster, War of 1812


Note: the application form includes the date of death of the soldier and the wife’s maiden name.


Indexes and/or digitized images for service records and pensions may be available in:


Ancestry Library Edition and

Subject Librarian

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Rebecca Knight
Associate librarian
Reference and Instructional Services Department
Morris Library, Room 117H

Subjects: U.S. Government Information,
Delaware, census, family studies, RefWorks, APA style, and genealogy.

B.A., History. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1973.
M.S., Library Science. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1981.