Index to Volunteer Soldiers in Indian Wars and Disturbances 1815-1858 (First Edition)

Transcribed by

Virgil D. White

This index to the military service records for the volunteer soldiers who served in the Indian Wars from 1815 to 1858 will certainly prove useful to those searching for an elusive or lost ancestor. The census records for this time frame are often not complete. There were many people who lived in remote areas and were not enumerated by the census takers and some of the census records are illegible or have been destroyed or misplaced.

The military service records should never be overlooked as they can open up new areas for research and this can prove extremely useful for this time frame due to the Itremendous migration of people into the former Indian lands (often still claimed by the various tribes) and frequent

movement of the population within these areas. This index lists the name of the soldier, his rank, his unit and the name of the war or disturbance as well as the general dates served as shown in National Archives Microcopy M629. There are cross-references for records under more than one spelling or for service in more than one unit as well as for each tour of duty or conflict served in. There are entries for the "Friendly Indians" who served as volunteers for the United States. The surnames are in BOLD CAPITALIZED PRINT.

Service records give varying kinds of information such as; date and place of entering military service, date and place of discharge, leave and furlough papers which often contain the reason for the leave or furlough (death or illness of a family member, family hardships, etc.), the date of death of the soldier may be given if it occurred while in the military service and various other correspondence relating to a particular volunteer.

Some of the wars mentioned in these records were; Cherokee, Creek, Seminole 1817 to 1858, Florida, Black Hawk, Winnebago of 1827, Texas Wars of 1854-5, Kansas War of 1856, Southwest Wars of 1849 to 1851, Northeast Wars of 1838-9, Southeast Wars of 1837-8, Washington Terr. Wars of 1850-1, Utah Expedition of 1857-8 and others.

Vol I A-K (ISBN0-945099-25-8), Vol II L-Z (ISBN 0-945099-26-6), Two Volume Set (ISBN 0-945099-24-X), LCC #93-086772

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Index to Pension Applications for Indian Wars Service between 1817 and 1898 (Revised Edition)

Transcribed by

Virgil D. White

 This index is actually a revised version of an earlier work by White based on applications for pensions based on military service in the Indian Wars and campaigns. This index will contain much more service data as well as many more cross-references to claims that were filed based on service in other wars or disturbances.

The data in the entries will vary considerably. The entries will contain all or part of the following; name of veteran or soldier and any aliases used, name of widow and name of a former husband or name of a subsequent husband or husbands may be given, some claims give names of minors or helpless children and some may give name of a parent or sibling, some will contain data for a son who served in the military and whose mother or father may have filed for pension based on the son's military service, both applications and certificate numbers are given when applicable, date and state or country from which claim or claims were filed, Bounty Land Warrant numbers as shown in the card file, name of war or disturbance and the dates served and the name or number of the unit or units and in the case of US Navy service the name of ship or ships, the rank of the soldier or sailor, a large percentage of the entries will give the date and place of death of the soldier or veteran and some give the date of death for the widow, the cross-references to other application and certificate numbers are as shown in the card file and may be for service as early as the War of 1812 and as late as World War I.

ISBN 0-945099-33-9, LCC #97-066104

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Index To Volunteer Soldiers 1784-1811 (Second Printing)

Transcribed by

Virgil D. White

This index lists the name of the soldier, his rank, his unit and the general dates served. There are cross-references for records under more than one spelling or for service in more than one unit. This index contains approximately 22,000 entries. This index could be extremely helpful in locating a lost of elusive ancestor because of the tremendous migration of the population during this time frame. Service records may give date and place of entering military service, date and place of discharge and reason for discharge, furlough papers which may contain the reason the furlough was given and various other correspondence relating to a particular soldier. Some of the earlier files may contain a personal or physical description of the soldier.

ISBN 0-945099-03-7, LCC #87-063407

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