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Military Pension File

Military Pension Packet File

Compiled Service Records

Service records are mostly card abstracts of muster rolls, returns, pay vouchers, and other records but many service records have a slip called “Enclosures”. This card indexes the possible additional records that may be contained in your ancestor’s service record. If the soldier went on furlough, became sick or injured, changed rank, died during their service, there may be a record about it.

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Record of Events / Military Morning Reports

Record of Events are records that details a company’s activities and allows you to trace your veteran's movements and daily unit activities throughout their service time in the war.