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31 December 2011

More Than Just the Big Wars

Do not forget that your ancestor might have had military service outside the major conflicts. He could have easily been a volunteer soldier before the Civil War, after the War of 1812, etc. Don't assume that military records only revolve around the major conflicts.

1 comment:

  1. I discovered in the BLM records that an ancestor received land for his service in the Mexican War. I had totally neglected to consider this possibility.