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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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[http://www.history.army.mil/index.html U.S. Army Center of Military History]<br>103 3rd Avenue<br>Fort Lesley J. McNair, DC 20319-5058<br><br>Telephone: (202) 685-4042  
 
[http://www.history.army.mil/index.html U.S. Army Center of Military History]<br>103 3rd Avenue<br>Fort Lesley J. McNair, DC 20319-5058<br><br>Telephone: (202) 685-4042  
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'''Army Lineage Series'''
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/624572 Jon K. Mahon and Romana Danysh. ''Infantry Part 1 Regular Army.'' Washington,D.C.: Center of Military History,United States Army, 1984. FHL 973 M2ma]
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*Janice E. Mackenney. ''Field Artillery:Regular Army and Army Reserve.'' Washington,D.C.: Center of Military History,U.S. Army, 1992
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* Mary Lee Stubbs,Stanley Russell Connor. ''Armor-Cavalry.'' Washington,D.C.: Center of Military History,United States Army, 1969
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* Wayne M. Dzwonchyk. ''Aviation'' Washington,D.C.: Center of Military History,United States Army, 1986
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''' National Archives - Organization Authorty Records'''
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/10477156 1st Infantry Regiment. 1815-9/18/1947]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/10483501 3rd Infantry Regiment. 1808-1815]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/10483683 7th Infantry Regiment. 1808-1815]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/10489443 9th Infantry Regiment, 1847-1848]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/10503965 11th Infantry Regiment. 1847-1848]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/10501479  11th Infantry Regiment. 1st Battalion. 1861-1866]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/10488725 23rd Infantry Regiment. 9/22/1917-9/18/1947]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/10465008 24th Infantry Regiment. ca. 1916-ca. 1941]
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*[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/10490319 65th Infantry Regiment. 9/8/1920-12/9/1946] 
  
 
'''Navy'''
 
'''Navy'''
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Civil War unit histories are described in detail on the Civil War [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865#Union_Unit_Histories|Union]] and [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865#Confederate_Unit_Histories|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:  
 
Civil War unit histories are described in detail on the Civil War [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865#Union_Unit_Histories|Union]] and [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865#Confederate_Unit_Histories|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:  
  
*Controvich, John T., comp. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9973782&referer=brief_results ''United States Army Unit Histories: A Reference and Bibliography'']. Manhattan, Kansas: Military Affairs/Aerospace Historian, Eisenhower Hall, Kansas State University, 1983. (FHL book 973 M23cj.) Also includes brief lineages, campaign participation credits, order of battles, and commanding generals.  
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*Controvich, John T., comp.''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/213080 ''United States Army Unit Histories: a reference and bibliography]''. Manhattan, Kansas: Military Affairs/Aerospace Historian, Eisenhower Hall, Kansas State University, 1983. (FHL book 973 M23cj.) Also includes brief lineages, campaign participation credits, order of battles, and commanding generals.  
*Pappas, George S., et al., comp. ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5725984&referer=brief_results United States Army Unit Histories. 2 vols. Rev. ed]''. Carlisle Barracks, Pa.: U.S. Army Military History Institute, 1971–78. (FHL book 973 B4ua no. 4.) Bibliography of unit histories from 1914 to 1971 for regular Army, National Guard, and Reserve organizations. Regular Army histories of units active prior to 1914 are also included. Entries give title, author, publication information, number of pages, and are arranged by military unit.
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*Pappas, George S., et al., comp. ''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/258473 United States Army Unit Histories 2 vols.]''. Carlisle Barracks, Pa.: U.S. Army Military History Institute, 1971–78. (FHL book 973 B4ua no. 4.) Bibliography of unit histories from 1914 to 1971 for regular Army, National Guard, and Reserve organizations. Regular Army histories of units active prior to 1914 are also included. Entries give title, author, publication information, number of pages, and are arranged by military unit.
*[https://archive.org/stream/regimentalhistor02unit#page/n1/mode/2up Regimental History of the United States Regular Army, 1866-1918.]  
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*[https://archive.org/stream/regimentalhistor02unit#page/n1/mode/2up Regimental History of the United States Regular Army, 1866-1918.]
 
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*[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

Army Lineage Series

National Archives - Organization Authorty Records

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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