District of Columbia Military Records

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This entry was originally written by Johni Cerny in Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

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Military records for soldiers who served from the District of Columbia are included with other NARA microfilm publications (see page 11). See also:

  • District of Columbia, World War I Selective Service System Draft Cards, 1917–18. Available at the National Archives and FHL.
  • Pierce, Alycon Trubey. Selected Final Pension Payment Vouchers, 1818–1864, District of Columbia. Leesburg, Va.: Willow Bend and Family Line Publications, 1998.
  • Todd, Frederick P. “Militia and Volunteers of the District of Columbia, 1783–1820,” Records of the Columbia Historical Society, 1948, 50:387-88, Washington, D.C.: published by the society.
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