Source Information

Alabama Department of Archives and History
Ancestry.com. Alabama, National Guard Index Cards, 1897-1924 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data: Alabama Department of Archives and History. Index cards on Alabama National Guard soldiers, 1891–1923. Montgomery, Alabama: Alabama Department of Archives and History.

About Alabama, National Guard Index Cards, 1897-1924

This database contains index cards with extracted information on Alabama National Guard troops who served during the years 1891–1923.

What You May Find in the Records

Alabama Department of Archives and History extracted the details about soldiers in the Alabama National Guard contained on these index cards. The information was extracted from muster rolls, oaths of office, petitions, special orders, reports, rosters, pay rolls, and other sources. Soldiers’ service came during the years 1891–1923.

Cards vary in the details they list, but they may include the following

  • soldier’s name
  • date of muster-in
  • occupation / specialty
  • unit
  • date of enlistment, appointment, discharge, or retirement
  • age
  • rank
  • physical description
  • source for information on the card

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