Research - Military Records
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
Veterans’ Records and Organizations
Military Bounty Land Records
Censuses Showing Military Service
Kansas G.A.R. Necrology Index
Kansas Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Posts
GAR Manuscript Resources
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.