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Military/Veteran Records

What Are They?

What CAN They Tell You?

  • News clippings

  • Letters/papers

  • Meeting minutes

  • Cemetery/burial records

  • Diaries

  • Microfilm

  • Enlistment/appointment

  • Duty stations/assignments

  • Training/qualifications/performance

  • Awards and medals

  • Separation/discharge/retirement

  • Pension information

  • Reunion/ceremony information

Online Resources

Where Are Obits & Other Records Located?

Most towns or counties in the area will have a Military file folder with varying amounts of information. The complete listing can be found on the local history master list. These files are mostly news clippings typically pertaining to individuals and their service.

We have book resources covering military involvements including The American Revolution, War of 1812, The Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II. These are often helpful for finding rosters, Veteran's Home information, and burial information. 

There is Civil War pension information available in file folders alphabetically. Pension records can tell you a soldier's name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. 

We also have some information in boxes about the G.A.R. Post in Elmore. The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army (United States Army), Union Navy (U.S. Navy), Marines and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service who served in the American Civil War.

Roster information in also available on microfilm that can be viewed on one of the 2 readers in the history room.