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=== Forts ===
*"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) ===
=== 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.
World War I was a global war fought on multiple continents with several nations involved. Over four million men and women served from the United States.
*United States. Selective Service System. ''Massachusetts, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918''. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1987–1988. {{FHL|746980|item|disp=FHL film 1684875 (first of 162 films)}} Also available at:<br> 
*{{RecordSearch|1968530|United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*{{RecordSearch|2513098|United States, YMCA World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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