There are lineage society organizations such as Sons of the Confederacy or Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) which honor and celebrate the lives of military ancestors. Often records are available that provide physical descriptions, birthplaces, family data, and historical information. Pension files may be available which provide testimonies from the soldier, his wife, and associates who knew him personally.
3a. Foreign military records are available for many different countries.
Heirlines can help you find your ancestors who served in the Civil War, the American Revolution, and other historical conflicts. We can often determine what battles an ancestor participated in, and place him on the field of battle. Heirlines can search these for clues about ancestors and their service, medals, and other awards.
Submitted by Mary E. Petty, B.A.
Vice President, Heirlines.com
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