Will conduct search of one individual’s volunteer Compiled Military Service Record (CMSR) at National Archives for the following wars:
- Continental Line soldiers in the Revolutionary War;
- Volunteer soldiers from State units during the early Indian Wars;
- War of 1812;
- Mexican War;
- Civil War (Confederate and Union);
- Spanish American War and;
- The Philippine Insurrection.
CMSR files are typically carded records, abstracted from the multi-name original wartime documents, with some original single-name contemporaneous documents included when available. There is no guarantee or minimum expectation of what may be in a CMSR file. It could be as brief as one document relating to an individual soldier or voluminous as hundreds of documents specific to one person consolidated in a single jacket-envelope.
This is for a volunteer Unit search only. If your ancestor served in the Regular Army, Navy or Marines, you must select the “Pre-WWI Regular Compiled Military Service Record Search” option.
Will provide both electronic and hard copy with full citation.