Collections tagged Military

Boehm/Casement Papers

Boehm/Casement Papers

The Boehm/Casement Papers consist largely of letters from Roger Casement to Captain Hans Boehm, during Casement's stay in Germany in 1915, as well as some associated material (photographs, medals) relating to his first contact with the German authorities in November and December 1914 and the...

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WWII Letters

WWII Letters

Letters written by WWII servicemen to Stanford president Donald Tresidder and professor Thomas Barclay.

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Indiana World War I Service Record Cards

Indiana World War I Service Record Cards

Hi virtual volunteers! While this project is completed you can help transcribe other projects for the Indiana State Archives: Indiana Volunteer Militia Enrollment Lists of 1862 Indiana Draft Enrollment Lists of 1862 Help the Indiana Archives commemorate the centennial of World...

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Waples Diary

Waples Diary

The diary, written in a reporter style notebook, contains entries written by 'Tubby' Waples while serving on board HMAS KALGOORLIE during the Pacific campaign of World War Two. Waples writes of the general activities that occurred during the trip talking about the weather, the duties he...

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Chief Gunner Logbook

Chief Gunner Logbook

The Chief Gunner’s journal provides, on one side of the diary, a rough journal by Edward Argent detailing the voyage to China of the PROTECTOR to serve with the Admiralty during the Boxer Rebellion. He writes of the events that occur during the voyage which involve travelling from Adelaide...

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JH Gill

JH Gill

These papers contain the memoirs of J.H Gill, a Lieutenant-Commander of the Royal Australian Navy. He writes of his time in the Navy, from when he joined the South Australian Naval Reserve in July 1898 until 1943 when he finally retired and became a ferry-boat master, still enjoying life on the...

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William Henry Harrison letters, 1811-1824.

William Henry Harrison letters, 1811-1824.

This collection consists of letters written to Colonel James Taylor and Major (later General) Thomas Bodley by General William Henry Harrison. The first letter, written to Taylor on Dec. 28, 1811, discusses the arrival of hospital stores at a military post. The other letters, written between...

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Sergeant Herbert

Sergeant Herbert

Second World War Diary (covering 16 December 1942 to January 1943) written by Sergeant Herbert, from Townsville. The diary was accompanied by a Pocket vocabulary of Malay Pidgin English and Japanese phrases; Photographs of troops, aircraft and natives, taken in New Guinea at that time.

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British Army: Description and Succession Books (Regimental)

British Army: Description and Succession Books (Regimental)

These books give details of British Army soldiers and officers, They include details of enlistment, and appointments (promotions) and discharged or deceased The National Archives (UK) will use basic information to enhance their catalogue. The forms vary in content. The image quality may be...

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Northeast Ohio and the Civil War: Primary Source Manuscripts at Cleveland Public Library

Northeast Ohio and the Civil War: Primary Source Manuscripts at Cleveland Public Library

This collection contains a diary, a set of letters, and a manuscript document from the Special Collections at Cleveland Public Library. The first item is the Diary for 1865, George B. Carle, Company K, 90th Ohio Regiment. The diary, part a larger collection, consists holograph entries in a...

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Anthony W. Wilkinson Letter Collection

Anthony W. Wilkinson Letter Collection

The Anthony W. Wilkinson Letter Collection is composed of approximately 700 letters and postcards which were written by Edith Hartzell Grandy, a former army medic, between the 1860s and 1960s. These letters have been assessed by Gilb Museum staff as invaluable for their inclusion of the...

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United States Colored Troops Muster and Descriptive Roll for Kentucky the 7th, 8th and 9th Districts

United States Colored Troops Muster and Descriptive Roll for Kentucky the 7th, 8th and 9th Districts

This ledger contains information on the African American troops from part of the 7th district, and all of the 8th, and 9th Congressional Districts of Kentucky, who were mustered into the U.S. Army during the Civil War in 1864-65. The 7th district includes: Woodford, Franklin, Mercer, Boyle, and...

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British Army: Description and Succession Books (NCOs and Ranks)

British Army: Description and Succession Books (NCOs and Ranks)

These are records of Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) and other ranks. They include physical descriptions, attestation dates, genealogical information, and length service records. They are hand written, and the pages may be in a poor state

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Civil War letters at Middlebury College

Civil War letters at Middlebury College

These letters reflect the majority of letters written during the mid 19th century, allowing disparate family members to catch up with one another during the years of the American Civil War. A number of letters in this collection are written from the front lines of the Civil War, explaining the...

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Letters from World War II : J.H. Massey

Letters from World War II : J.H. Massey

This collection contains digital scans from 163 handwritten letters written by J.H. Massey during his time in the English Army (Cheshire Regiment) during World War II. Most of the letters were written and sent from Palestine, and discuss naval life, the Cheshire Regiment, England, World War II,...

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U.S. Civil War letters and journals at Rice University

U.S. Civil War letters and journals at Rice University

If you would like to help with transcription for this project, please select one of the works below and then click the "Help" tab for instructions.

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Registers of Certificates of Service, Masters and Mates, Foreign Trade pt 2

Registers of Certificates of Service, Masters and Mates, Foreign Trade pt 2

This is part 2, covering BT 124/7 - 23 (Up to bt-124-23-2) Registers of Certificates of Service of masters and mates aboard foreign-going British merchant ships kept by the General Registry and Record Office of Seamen (RGSS) and its successor. These volumes register certificates which...

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Indiana Volunteer Militia Enrollment Lists of 1862

Indiana Volunteer Militia Enrollment Lists of 1862

Near the start of the Civil War in the summer of 1862, the Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton directed all northern states to fill a draft call for 300,000 men. In Indiana, two separate lists were created, one for men who had already enlisted in the volunteer forces and another listing all white...

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The Correspondence of Baron de Vioménil (Highlights)

The Correspondence of Baron de Vioménil (Highlights)

The Correspondence of Baron de Vioménil Project is part of a grant funded effort at the Washington Library to transcribe and translate the manuscript papers of Vioménil, a French officer who served during the American War for Independence. This aspect of the project is set to private...

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The Correspondence of Baron de Vioménil (Public)

The Correspondence of Baron de Vioménil (Public)

The Correspondence of Baron de Vioménil Project is part of a grant funded effort at the Washington Library to transcribe and translate the manuscript papers of Vioménil, a French officer who served during the American War for Independence. Learn more about Vioménil's life here The...

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Texas Adjutant General's Department Ranger military rolls 1876 - 1897

Texas Adjutant General's Department Ranger military rolls 1876 - 1897

These records include muster rolls, muster-in rolls, muster/payrolls, and payrolls for various Ranger organizations of the State of Texas, maintained by the Texas Adjutant General's Department. They date 1846-1861, 1874-1910, 1913-1914, and undated. The information contained on the rolls varies...

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Colonial Secretary's Inwards Correspondence (S5253)

Colonial Secretary's Inwards Correspondence (S5253)

This is the main series of letters received by the Colonial Secretary's Office, and was started following separation from New South Wales in December 1859. The Colonial Secretary’s correspondence contains fascinating stories from the people living and working in the new state of Queensland, in...

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Charles Family Civil War Era Letters

Charles Family Civil War Era Letters

A collection of letters written by J. O. Charles to his wife, Martha Charles, which discuss his thoughts and concerns regarding camplife during the Civil War, 1861-1865. Charles served in the S.C. 16th Infantry (Greenville Regiment).

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Sandy Spring Veteran Collection

Sandy Spring Veteran Collection

This collection contains letters and personal materials from known veterans in Sandy Spring history, as well as some military materials. Materials date from 1862 to 1947 and cover the Civil War, World War I, and World War II.

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Claude Fraser Diary

Claude Fraser Diary

This diary was kept by 18 year old Claude Fraser from Queensland, who volunteered for deployment with the Graves Registration Unit in 1919. The men were tasked with locating, exhuming, identifying and reburying of Australian war dead on the battlefields of France in 1919.

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Works of Alfred T. Mahan

Works of Alfred T. Mahan

Help the NWC Archives transcribe the works of Alfred T. Mahan, considered to be the theortical founder of the 20th century Navy, held in their collections. Mahan had a significant impact on the U.S. Naval War College and naval strategy globally. His theories on the importance of sea power...

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Military Papers

Military Papers

Collection Status: Open for Transcription Transcription Difficulty Rating: Easy About the Collection A selection of documents from World War I and World War II eras. How to Help Transcribe Documents The transcription conventions, or “rules,” are located at the bottom of...

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World War II Letters

World War II Letters

Collection Status: Open for Transcription Transcription Difficulty Rating: Intermediate About the Collection This collection includes a sample of World War II letters from the Military Collection of the State Archives of North Carolina. To help with context, like names of...

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Diary of a Marine Corps aviator during his first tour in Vietnam

Diary of a Marine Corps aviator during his first tour in Vietnam

Peter Davis grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts in a well-to-do family. Pete went to college at Dartmouth in New Hampshire but was rather more fond of the Outdoor Club than his studies. Feeling listless, he dropped out of college and joined the Marine Corps as an aviator. This diary was...

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Troop Rosters (1747-1893)

Troop Rosters (1747-1893)

Collection Status: Open for transcription Transcription Difficulty Rating: Intermediate About the Collection This collection is comprised of Troop Returns from the State Archives of North Carolina Military Collection. Troop Returns (1747-1893) include lists, returns,...

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Alan and Nancy Hooper WW2 correspondence, 1940

Alan and Nancy Hooper WW2 correspondence, 1940

Alan Hooper served in New Guinea during the Second World War with 1 Papuan Infantry Battalion (1 PIB) and Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit (ANGAU). These narratives lead us through his wartime experiences in New Guinea, and the life of his fiancé Nancy at home in Brisbane. Hooper...

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Alan and Nancy Hooper WW2 correspondence, 1941

Alan and Nancy Hooper WW2 correspondence, 1941

Alan Hooper served in New Guinea during the Second World War with 1 Papuan Infantry Battalion (1 PIB) and Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit (ANGAU). These narratives lead us through his wartime experiences in New Guinea, and the life of his fiancé Nancy at home in Brisbane. Hooper...

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World War I Questionnaires

World War I Questionnaires

The World War I questionnaire project was part of an effort to gather and preserve the history of Tennessee's involvement in what was then known as the Great War. On January 24, 1919 the state legislature resolved that a committee of 25 be appointed, to be known as the Tennessee State...

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Indiana Draft Enrollment Lists of 1862

Indiana Draft Enrollment Lists of 1862

Near the start of the Civil War in the summer of 1862, the Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton directed all northern states to fill a draft call for 300,000 men. In Indiana, two separate lists were created, one for men who had already enlisted in the volunteer forces and another listing all white...

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Nettie McNaughton Jones Family World War One Letters

Nettie McNaughton Jones Family World War One Letters

Letters 1915-1918 mainly sent to Nettie and other family members from her brother Pte. John Oliver McNaughton, cousin Sgt. John Alexander (Jack) McNaughton and her friend, Pte. David Henry Radcliffe. Review the finding aid for Nettie McNaughton-Jones fonds for more information...

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World War I Collection

World War I Collection

Collection of World War I documents, letters, and photos.

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Kentucky USCT Pension files

Kentucky USCT Pension files

1,633 Black Catholics are buried in unmarked graves in St. Louis Cemetery in Louisville, KY. Many of the men served in the Union army during the Civil War (the US Colored Troops), as Buffalo Soldiers, and in World War I. This project collects military records, especially pension files, that...

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World War II: War Dead Questionnaires

World War II: War Dead Questionnaires

This collection consists of Questionnaires completed by the next-of-kin of Virginians killed in military service during World War II. The three-page questionnaire records personal and military data including birth date and place, date of birth of children, education, date and place of...

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World War II Separation Notices: U.S. Marine Corps

World War II Separation Notices: U.S. Marine Corps

The World War II Separation Notices Collection documents demographics, civilian life, and military service history for more than 250,000 men and women from across the state. After leaving the U.S. military, individuals received official documentation noting separation from their branch of...

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World War II Separation Notices: Army I

World War II Separation Notices: Army I

The World War II Separation Notices Collection documents demographics, civilian life, and military service history for more than 250,000 men and women from across the state. After leaving the U.S. military, individuals received official documentation noting separation from their branch of...

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