This page last updated - 01 January 2007

 

Q. How were units organized in the Civil War?

Q. How do I obtain military records?

Q. How can I obtain a military headstone for a grave?

Q. How can I get a link to my website added to your pages?

Q. I don't see my relative listed on your pages, do you have any information on him?

Q. I can't find information about the regiment my relative was in on your pages, could you tell me something about his troop?

Q. Do you know where I can find more information on the Internet about the War of 1812, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War?

 

Q. How do I obtain military records?

 

The National Archives in Washington, D.C. has military records for the Revolutionary War, Mexican War, War of 1812, and the Civil War. You can visit there to obtain records or you can request the records by mail. You must send a specific form (NATF Form 80) requesting the information. They have available Pension Records, Military Records, and Bounty Warrants. You may obtain the request form at many libraries, by mail from the National Archives, or request the form by e-mail. The following link will take you to their website. Keep in mind when requesting records that you do not have to send any money with your request. They will do their search for free. If they find someone fitting the description you give on the form, they will inform you what the cost of coping those records will be and you can then request the copies and send payment or decline the offer. You are not guaranteed that the person's records you order will be the same person you are seeking. The more information you can provide them for their search, the better your chances are for a perfect match. Be sure to read the form carefully and follow the instructions.

Visit the National Archives web site for more information on records in their care and to request a NATF Form 80.

Visit the National Archives and Records Administration - Regional Records Services to print or request NARA Standard Form 180 to request military records. These records pertain mainly to military service since during World War I and later.

Geoff Walden provides an excellent explanation on military records and how to obtain them. Please click HERE to read.

Contact the KY Department for Libraries and Archives and request a records order form for military records filed with the state for Kentuckians who fought for the Confederacy. Explore their website for information on other records they have available and how to obtain copies.

Revolutionary War pension records can also be obtained by contacting these researchers. Follow this link for more details.

Visit the others pages on this site for links to Pension Projects and county websites with Military records available online. These projects and websites will be happy to accept your contributions and post any records you have available to share with others. You are welcome to view and use the records others have already contributed.

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Q. How can I get a military headstone for a grave?

 

Visit this Veterans & Benefits website for information.

Burial and Memorial Benefits

Please read in total the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affair's policy for providing military grave markers before requesting any markers. 

"Do not complete this application if the veteran's grave is already marked with a private monument even though the veteran's military data is not shown.  Applicant must certify the grave is unmarked and a Government headstone or marker is preferred to a privately purchased headstone or marker.  This restriction applies to companion markers.  Companion
markers identify two or more descendents buried, or to be buried, in the same or adjoining graves.  A grave is considered marked if a monument displays the descendant's name and dates of birth and/or death, even though the veteran's military data is not shown.  Applicant may be anyone having knowledge of the deceased.  Headstones or markers furnished remain the property of the United States Government and may not be used for any purpose other than to honor the memory of the decedent for whom the headstone or marker is issued.  A Government provided headstone or marker may not be used as a footstone or to
supplement a private monument, or be affixed to an existing inscribed monument.   I certify the headstone or marker will be installed on the veteran's unmarked grave at no expense to the government and all statements made are true and correct to the best of my knowledge."  - Application for standard Government Headstone or Marker 40-1330 Veterans' Affairs.

Please consider the above before signing any forms allowing a tombstone
to be ordered in your name. There has been recent abuses of this policy which resulted in more than one marker being placed on graves and even the wrong military information being supplied. 

Q. How can I get a link to my website added to your pages?

 

Glad you asked!! Just e-mail me and give me your web address. I will visit your site and post a link on the appropriate page...and I will be more than happy to do so. If you move your site, don't forget to let me know. A courtesy link back the the Kentucky Military Pages is always nice!

If you visit a military site that you think others would enjoy, please drop me a line and give me the Internet address so I might add the link to my pages..

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Q. I don't see my relative listed on your pages, do you have any information on him?
 

 I am sorry, but I do not have information on individuals. In the rare case I do get sent information to post....you see it!

This website is primarily a Kentucky Military Search site with links posted to websites I have found or that have been reported to me. It is my 'humble' attempt to gather together as complete a listing as possible of websites with a military interest to Kentucky folks. Hopefully I can 'point' to an Internet site which may contain the information you are searching for. If you don't see or find a good link now, come back often; I am always searching and posting new websites.

If your search involves someone in the Civil War and concerns Kentucky.....don't forget to post a query on the Kentucky Civil War Query page! This is a great place to search and easy to use. If you have a problem posting, let me know so I can be of assistance.

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Q. I can't find information about the regiment my relative was in on your pages, could you tell me something about his troop?

 

I post all the information I find on the Internet to the website. It would be very unusual for me to have anything not-yet-posted. I periodically search for any and all links for particular topics of interest to the site and gather new links. I encourage all of my visitors to report their favorite links back to me for posting so others can find them and enjoy them also. The website functions as a 'reference' book for information found on the Internet.

I have found this site to be very helpful in locating the history of particular  troops.  The Civil War Archives

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Q. Do you know where I can find more information on the Internet about the War of 1812, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War?

 

Once again, I post any links I find that I think would be of interest to visitors to the site as quickly as I can. Check all the pages, there are links for lots of good information posted on all the pages.

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Please contact the Webmaster to suggest additional links, report corrections or failed links:  Janette Dees Burke