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=== Online Resources ===
The US [[U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records Wiki article ]] provides more information on Federal links for nationwide military records and search strategiesrecord collections.
*'''1775-1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2068326|United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1775-1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*{{RecordSearch|2068326|United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3100 Massachusetts Military Company History, Vol. 4], index
*{{RecordSearch|1881492|Massachusetts Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications 1805-1845}}, images only.
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5070 Massachusetts Spanish American War Records] ($)
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482 U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards for Massachusetts, 1917-1918] ($)
*'''1917-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|2968245|United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards for Massachusetts, 1942] ($)
*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Korea/MA/ Massachusetts Resident's Casualties in the Korean War], index
*[http://distantcousin.com/Military/Vietnam/MA/ Massachusetts Residents' Casualties in the Vietnam War], index
*[http://www.vietvet.org/statewall/mass/ma.htm The Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Massachusetts]
*[https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/united-states-massachusetts-index-of-casualties-world-war-ii United States, Massachusetts: Index Of Casualties, World War II] at Findmypast ($) - index
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=== Forts ===
A man born between 1730 and 1765 who lived in Massachusetts is probably listed in some form of military record. If he supported the rebellion, he may be mentioned in records as a rebel, patriot, or Whig. Those who opposed the rebellion were Loyalists or Tories. For detailed records of the [[Revolutionary War, 1775 to 1783|Revolutionary War]], see:
*'''1775-1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2548057|Massachusetts, Revolutionary War, Index Cards to Muster Rolls, 1775-1783}}, Indexat [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*''Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War''. 17 Volumes. Boston, Massachusetts: Wright and Potter Printing, 1896-1908. {{FHL|213956|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 M23m}}; {{FHL|213956|item|disp=films 238343-59}} and {{FHL|213956|item|disp=FHL fiche 6046890}} Lists soldier's name, commander's name, county of enlistment, service dates, unit, age, and stature.
*White, Virgil D. ''Genealogical Abstracts of the Revolutionary War Pension Files''. Four Volumes. Waynesboro, Tennessee: National Historical Publishing, 1990. {{FHL|476517|disp=FHL book 973 M28g}} Includes names, dates, places, battles fought, and some personal and family information.
*''Index to Revolutionary War Service Records''. Four Volumes. Waynesboro, Tennessee: National Historical Publishing, 1995. {{FHL|745712|item|disp=FHL book 973 M22wv}} Shows the name, rank, and unit of over 390,000 patriots.
*Transcripts of: United States. Adjutant General's Office. ''General Index to Compiled Military Service Records of Revolutionary Ward Soldiers''. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1942. {{FHL|484382|item|disp=FHL films 882841-98}} The service records and pension files for Revolutionary War patriots are available at the Family History Library. For more information, see [[United States Military Records|United States Military Records]]. You can also use NATF Form 80 to obtain copies of the same records from the National Archives for a fee.
*'''1805 - 1845''' - {{RecordSearch|1881492|Massachusetts Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications 1805-1845}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
'''The 1813 Pension List: '''
*''Mexican War Index to Pension Files, 1887–1926''. (NARA T317). {{FHL|0537000|item|disp=FHL films 0537000–13}} Alphabetically arranged and includes the veteran’s name, rank, and unit; names of dependents; date of filing and application; certificate numbers; act filed under; and state from which application was made. Also available at:<br>
:*{{RecordSearch|1979390|United States, Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926}} (FamilySearch) Free digital copy. ([[United States, Index to Mexican War Pension Files (- FamilySearch Historical Records)|Learn moreHow to use this collection.]])<br>
*Robarts, William Hugh. ''Mexican War Veterans&nbsp;: A Complete Roster of the Regular and Volunteer Troops in the War Between the United States and Mexico, from 1846-1848…'' Washington, D.C.&nbsp;: Brentano’s, 1887. {{FHL|1854496|item|disp=FHL book 973 M2rwh}} Digital version available at [http://archive.org/details/mexicanwarvetera00roba Internet Archive].<br>
'''Indexes'''
*{{RecordSearch|1919699|United States, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934}} (NARA T288). (FamilySearch) Free digital copy. The index covers veterans of the Civil War, '''Spanish‑American War,''' Philippine Insurrection, Boxer Rebellion (1900 to 1901), and the regular Army, Navy, and Marine forces. ([[United States, General Index to Pension Files (- FamilySearch Historical Records)|Learn moreHow to use this collection.]])
*{{RecordSearch|1919583|United States, Index to Service Records, War with Spain, 1898}} (FamilySearch) Free digital copy. ([[United States, Index to Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers in the War with Spain (- FamilySearch Historical Records)|Learn moreHow to use this collection.]])
*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])-($)
=== World War I (1917-1918) ===
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.  *[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/663337?availability=Family%20History%20Library Eden Putnam, comp. and ed. "Report of the Commission on Massachusetts' Part in the World War.'' 2 volumes. Boston: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1931. FHL 974.4 M2pe] *[https://archive.org/details/goldstarrecordof01mass Report of the Commission on Massachusetts' Part in the World War, volume I]*[https://archive.org/details/goldstarrecordof02mass Report of the Commission on Massachusetts' Part in the World War, volume II: the Gold Star Record]
*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)}}
*{{RecordSearch|1968530|United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images*{{RecordSearch|2513098|United States, YMCA World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images *{{RecordSearch|2996059|United States, World War I American Expeditionary Forces Deaths, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*[https://archive.org/details/reportofspecialc00mass/page/n1 ''Report of the special commission appointed to identify the graves of the men and women of Massachusetts who gave their country in France and in other foreign countries during the World War.'']*[https://archive.org/details/furtherreportofs00mass/page/n21 ''Further report of the special commission appointed to identify the graves of the men and women in Massachusetts who gave their lives for their country in France and elsewhere during the world war. March, 1922'']
See [[United States World War I Draft Records|WWI Draft Records]] for more information.
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