From Library Journal
Judith P. Reid, Library of Congress
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the earliest days of the United States, millions of American citizens have served their country in a military capacity. Most families have one or more members who have served in America's armed forces. For this reason, genealogists and military historians wisely look to military records for information needed to enhance their research. Enlistment forms, muster rolls, pension applications - records created as a result of individuals' military service are extremely valuable because they often contain detailed personal information. U. S. Military Records describes the records that are available and where they can be found. Gathered in the volume is source information for the National Archives and its adjuncts; historical institutions and archives of the armed forces; the Department of Veterans Affairs (Veterans Administration); state archives, libraries, and historical organizations; and such patriotic organizations as the Daughters of the American Revolution. Extensive bibliographic listings of published sources for the United States in general and published sources for each state are also included. -- Midwest Book Review