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== Unit Histories ==
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== Unit Histories ==
  
 
Histories of military units may contain biographies of officers, rosters of soldiers in the unit, and clues to where the soldiers were living when they enlisted. They may also provide dates of death of veterans or their place of residence after their service. It is best to look in the Author/Title search of the FamilySearch Catalog on microfiche under the name of the author.  
 
Histories of military units may contain biographies of officers, rosters of soldiers in the unit, and clues to where the soldiers were living when they enlisted. They may also provide dates of death of veterans or their place of residence after their service. It is best to look in the Author/Title search of the FamilySearch Catalog on microfiche under the name of the author.  
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*[https://archive.org/stream/regimentalhistor02unit#page/n1/mode/2up Regimental History of the United States Regular Army, 1866-1918.]
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/regimentalhistor02unit#page/n1/mode/2up Regimental History of the United States Regular Army, 1866-1918.]
 
*[https://archive.org/details/circularshowingd00unitrich Circular Showing the Distribution of Troops of the Line of the United States Army January 1, 1866 to June 30, 1909.]   
 
*[https://archive.org/details/circularshowingd00unitrich Circular Showing the Distribution of Troops of the Line of the United States Army January 1, 1866 to June 30, 1909.]   
 
  
  

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Unit Histories[edit | edit source]

Histories of military units may contain biographies of officers, rosters of soldiers in the unit, and clues to where the soldiers were living when they enlisted. They may also provide dates of death of veterans or their place of residence after their service. It is best to look in the Author/Title search of the FamilySearch Catalog on microfiche under the name of the author.

Official Unit Histories[edit | edit source]

Air Force

For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:

U.S. Air Force Historical Research Agency
600 Chenault Circle
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6424

Telephone: (334) 953-2395

Army

For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:

U.S. Army Center of Military History
103 3rd Avenue
Fort Lesley J. McNair, DC 20319-5058

Telephone: (202) 685-4042

Navy

For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:

U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command
Washington Navy Yard, Bldg 57 (3rd Floor)
Washington, DC 20374

Telephone: (202) 433-3224

Marine Corps

For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:

U.S. Marine Corps History Division
3078 Upshur Avenue
Quantico, Virginia 22134

Telephone: (703) 432-4877

Coast Guard

For information regarding official military unit histories, contact:

U.S. Coast Guard Historian’s Office
Commandant (CG-09224)
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
2100 Second Street SW
Washington, D.C. 20593

Unit Histories by Conflict[edit | edit source]

Other Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil War unit histories are described in detail on the Civil War Union and Confederate Wiki pages. The following sources are helpful for finding histories of regiments and divisions that participated in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, or the Vietnam War:


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