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Research Military Records

General Eisenhower in the field during WWII.

The Kansas Historical Society holds a wealth of information about military engagements and those who participated in them. The society’s library, manuscripts, and State Archives holdings contain documents and publications that describe Kansas soldiers and Kansas conflicts.

Search the combined index to individual soldiers' records in the State Archives (not presently a comprehensive index, but names are continually being added).

General Information about Kansas Historical Society Military Records

Specific Wars and Conflicts

Kansas Territorial Conflict
Civil War
Plains Indian Campaigns
Spanish-American War/Philippine Insurrection
World War I
World War II
Korean Conflict
Vietnam Conflict

Allen Trachsel, a World War I sailor from Goodland, Kansas

Veterans’ Records and Organizations

Military Bounty Land Records
Biographical Sources
Censuses Showing Military Service
Kansas G.A.R. Necrology Index
Kansas Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Posts
GAR Manuscript Resources
GAR Bibliography
World War I Bibliography
World War II Bibliography
Veterans’ Records in the National Archives

Soldiers’ Home Records

National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Western Branch (Leavenworth, Kans.) (now the Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center, VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System)

Ancestry.com searchable database of patients, 1895 (all National Home branches)

The original National Home records are part of the records of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in the National Archives.

Members of the Third Wisconsin Cavalry at Fort Scott during the Civil War.

Other Topics Relating to Military Genealogy

Records of the U.S. Adjutant General’s Office in the National Archives
Overview of Fort Harker
Fort Harker Timeline
Kansas Forts Network
Kansas National Guard
Kansas Military Timeline

Printed Guides

African Americans in Kansas and the West: Soldiers and the Military
Kansas Bibliographies
GAR Bibliography