Nevada Military Records

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''This entry was originally written by [[Nell Sachse Woodard]] and [[Dwight A. Radford]] for [[Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources]].''
''This entry was originally written by [[Nell Sachse Woodard]] and [[Dwight A. Radford]] for [[Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources]].''
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Revision as of 18:06, 17 June 2010

This entry was originally written by Nell Sachse Woodard and Dwight A. Radford for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

This article is part of
the Nevada Family History Research series.
History of Nevada
Nevada Vital Records
Census Records for Nevada
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Nevada Military Records
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Ethnic Groups of Nevada
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Map of Nevada


In 1861 the Union was able to raise a volunteer regiment of infantry that served with California troops. In 1862 headquarters were established at Fort Churchill for the military district of Utah and Nevada, and in 1863 six companies of cavalry and a like number of infantry outfits were raised. These Union soldiers did not serve outside their own region. The militia was under the jurisdiction of the legislature. The National Archives has indexes of the army volunteers for the state; these are also available through the FHL and www.ancestry.com.

Although the Nevada State Library and Archives has service records for World War I through 1972 and copies of discharge papers, access is restricted to the person of record or immediate family. The FHL has microfilm of the WWI Draft Registration Cards, while Ancestry.com has indexed the cards online for the entire state.

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