Do you have ancestors’ from New Jersey who served during the Revolutionary War, Civil War and WW1? Explore this collection of military records. These records may confirm the information on their service and payments they received during the Civil War. Claims of damages from the Revolutionary War and a profile photograph and service history from WW1.
Each record includes a transcript and original image were available. The amount of information in a record can vary, you may be able to find a combination of the following about your ancestor:
Regiment or service
Cause of death
The United States, New Jersey, Military Records Index Includes the following record collections:
Revolutionary War Damage Claims, 1776-1782 includes records of New Jersey citizens who filed damage claims. The claims describe losses incurred during the Revolutionary War at the hands of British forces, the Continental Army, New Jersey militia, and the militias of neighbouring states.
Civil War Service Records 1861-1865 Includes the names of New Jersey men who served during the United States Civil War.
Civil War Payment Vouchers, 1861-1865 Includes payment vouchers for military expenditures and wartime purchases made by the State of New Jersey from 1861 through 1866. Personal and corporate name entries are included in this collection of records. The documents cover discharge certificates for soldiers' final pay, affidavits of family members for pay due to deceased soldiers, and quarterly returns from counties and cities for subsistence allowances paid to the soldiers' families and dependants during their service. The collection also includes payment vouchers for services and goods such as carting services, recruiting services, printing, communications, guns, flags, uniforms, fodder, and munitions.
World War I Deaths, Descriptive Cards, Photographs and Correspondence This index covers the New Jersey men who were killed in action or otherwise died while in United States service during World War I, 1917-1918. In late 1919, the U.S. War Department issued, to the adjutant generals of each state, sample cards for the recording of service information for deceased soldiers and sailors. The information cards provide the following data: name; service number; race; residence; place and date of enlistment; place and date of birth; organizations served in and dates of assignment/transfer; date killed or otherwise died (if not killed in action, cause of death); wounds or injuries received; and the name and address of the person notified of the death.
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