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Thursday, February 21, 2008

RESEARCHING ARKANSAS SOLDIERS, PT. I

Are you researching an Arkansas soldier? Yes? Then you need to know two things:

1. The Arkansas History Commission has lots and lots of Arkansas soldier records.
2. They're not going to do your research for you.

From their website:

ARKANSAS HISTORY COMMISSION
1 Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you conduct research for the public? No. The Arkansas History Commission is intended as a place for individuals to engage in research. Our staff does not undertake research requests. Please use forms only to order copies of specific military records for which you can provide complete citation.

MILITARY RECORDS ON MICROFILM

MILITARY RECORDS, GENERAL:

Registers of enlistments in U. S. Army, 1798-1884
Records, HQ, Army of the S. W. Frontier, 1835-1853
Organization index to pension files of veterans who served between 1861 & 1900, Arkansas
Index to compiled service records of U. S. volunteer soldiers, 1784-1811
Returns of U. S. military posts and bases in Arkansas, 1800-1916
General correspondence of Record & Pension Office, 1889-1920
Index to U. S. pensions, 1815-1860: "Old War"
General index to U. S. military pensions, 1861-1934

REVOLUTIONARY WAR:

Index to compiled service records, all states
Index to compiled military service records of Revolutionary War naval personnel, A-Y
Index to compiled service records, North Carolina

WAR OF 1812:

Index to compiled service records, all states
Index and muster rolls, Tennessee
Military bounty land warrants, 1815-1858, Arkansas, Missouri, & Illinois
Index to compiled service records, Louisiana & North Carolina
Index to War of 1812 pension application files

INDIAN WARS:

Index to service records (1815-1858), all states
Index to compiled service records of volunteer soldiers who served during Cherokee disturbance & removal in organizations from North Carolina
Index to compiled service records of volunteer soldiers who served during Creek war from Alabama
Index to compiled service records of volunteer soldiers from Louisiana in war of 1837-1838 (2nd Seminole War)
Index to compiled service records of volunteer soldiers who served during Cherokee removal in organizations from Alabama
Index to compiled service records of volunteer soldiers who served during Florida war in organizations from Alabama
Index to compiled service records of volunteer soldiers from Louisiana in Florida war

MEXICAN WAR:

Index to soldiers, all states
Index to Arkansas servicemen, A-Y (Herndon's)
Compiled service records, Texas

SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR:

Index to Arkansas service records (Herndon's)
Index to compiled service records of volunteer soldiers from Louisiana in war with Spain

WORLD WAR I:

World War I draft registration records, Arkansas
World War I discharge records, Arkansas
World War I nurses, Arkansas
World War I Navy discharge records, Arkansas
World War I Marine discharge records, Arkansas

NOTE: We'll list their Civil War records tomorrow!

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