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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Massachusetts|Massachusetts]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Massachusetts_Military_Records|Military Records]]''
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[[United States Military Records|United States Military Records]] provides more information on federal military records and search strategies.
=== Forts ===
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Independence_(Massachusetts) Fort Adams] 1798-
*Fort Charters
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Independence_(Massachusetts) Fort Independence] 1798-1879
*Fort Roselie,
*Fort Tombeckbe
=== Colonial Wars (1620–1763) ===
*"Register of the Massachusetts Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1893-1917" ([http://books.google.com/books?id=yCcwAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA3#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books]) ([http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Register+of+the+Massachusetts+Society+of+the+Colonial+Dames+of+America Worldcat]) - lists women who are members of the society and a description of the ancestors military or political service.
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=== Revolutionary War (1775-1783) ===
=== War of 1812 (1812-1815) ===
The War of 1812 between Britain and the United States confirmed the separate existence of the United States and the future Canada.<br>
See the Wiki article, [[Massachusetts in the War of 1812|Massachusetts in the War of 1812]], for information concerning military records, histories, links to relevant web sites, etc. for Massachusetts.<br>
There are helpful nationwide records for soldiers of the War of 1812. For more information, see [[United States in the War of 1812|United States in the War of 1812]]''. ''For international aspects of the war, see&nbsp;[[War of 1812, 1812 to 1815|War of 1812]].
=== Mexican War (1846-1848) ===
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=== Civil War (1861–1865) ===
[[Image:{{Clara_Barton.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Clara Barton, The Angel of the Battlefield, nurse during the American Civil War}}]] See [[Massachusetts in the Civil War|Massachusetts in the Civil War]] for information about Massachusetts Civil War records, web sites, etc. with links to articles about the Massachusetts regiments involved in the Civil War. The regimental pages often include lists of the companies with links to the counties where the companies started. Men in the companies often lived in the counties where the companies were raised. Knowing a county can help when researching the families of the soldiers.
The [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] allows name searching for soldiers. The result set gives the regiments for the soldiers. Then you can check the Wiki regiment pages to determine counties. Often knowing the counties that had men in a regiment will help you determine if a&nbsp;soldier was your ancestor.
=== Spanish-American War (1898) ===
*Harry E. Webber, comp. "Twelve Months with the Eighth Massachusetts Infantry in the Service of the United States". Salem, MA. Newcomb and Gauss, Printers, 1908. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=cG8tAAAAYAAJ Google Books]) ([http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5070 Ancestry])-($)
*[http://www.mymassachusettsgenealogy.com/ma_records/military.htm My Massachusetts Genealogy]
*[http://www.massachusettsgenealogy.net/military.htm Massachusetts Military Records]<br>
*[http://www.massachusetts-genealogy.com/Massachusetts-Military-Records.cfm Massachusetts Genealogy--Military Records]
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