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Someone helping Virginia Crilley with the TAYLOR COUNTY Confederate History gave this information which probably would apply to every GA COUNTY..

"When the Taylor County militia was re-organized in late ‘63 early ‘64, eligible men and boys were duly recorded (by name, age in years and months, and listing whether they owned a rifle or shotgun, its condition, and whether they owned a horse and tack).

These rosters are organized by GMD (Ga. Militia District), just like the 1860 Census, so are easily searched. They are on microfilm at the Ga. Dept. of Archives and History (microfilm series 245, reel is either #9 or #10 [alphabetical by county]). You may wish to obtain them from GDAH (prob. costs $10-15, max), and copy onto the Web page.

Typically, a complete county roster comprises no more than 5-10 pages.

Anyone wishing the Compiled Military Service Record of a Georgia soldier can obtain it from the GDAH, simply by giving the soldier’s name—they’ll find it in their Index, then look up (alpha by regt.) on microfilm, and copy the records. It’s a 10-minute process, and they do it all the time. They can do it for anyone who served in Rucker’s Company ["Taylor Infantry"] of the 5th State Guard."


This regiment was made up of companies from Franklin, Wilkes, Elbert, Talliferro, Hancock, Lincoln, and Hart Cos.

Revolution In Georgia

Confederate Flag Histories and pictures


Center of Military History

Rosters and Military Sources

Civil War WWW Information Archive

Georgia Division - Sons of the Confederate Veterans

United Daughters of the Confederacy

Georgia Units in the Civil War

Georgia's Union Soldiers

Military History Collections of the New York Library

U S Civil War Center - Over 1800 indexed Civil War related links


The following is excerpted from John Rigdon's "Research on the Internet" course.


The U.S. has been engaged in many wars, but the most widely known and representative home pages for research are listed below. Additionally many of the immigrants to the U.S. came as a result of wars or famines (or both) in their own country, so I suggest checking a history of the country of your ancestors to see what was happening there at the time your ancestors immigrated. For instance, many of the early pilgrims came to the U.S. during and after the Fifty Years War, Germans and other Europeans, following the Franco Prussian War, Jewish and other ethnic groups around WWI and WWII, Koreans and Vietnamese following their respective wars, etc.

War Records on the net are rather spotty now, but here are some representative, recommended sites.

American Revolution -

War of 1812 -

American Civil War -

Mexican American War -



Korea -

Vietnam -

Here are two addresses to write for records of relatives who have served in the armed forces.


Federal Buildings
1520 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Director Records Management & Archives Service

Secretary of States’s Office
P.O.Box 778
1001 Industrial Drive
Jefferson City, Mo 65102

Most veterans at the time of discharge are advised to file their DD Form 214, Discharge form in the county courthouse where they reside, this is usually a free service and the certified copies provided are as good as the original for the purposes of processing federally guaranteed loans, VA loans and Disability claims, etc.

Many counties file them with Birth, Marriage, Divorce and Death records.

This document lists the periods of service, place of enlistment or commissioning, date of birth, SSAN if one exists, place of discharge, last known address at time of discharge, medals awarded.

Many states have a veterans affairs office as well that may assist you in obtaining military records.

The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), a branch of the National Archives and Records Service is the official government repository for personnel records of former members of the U.S. military and former civilian employees. The facility housing military records is located at 9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, MO. 63132.

The key to reconstructing military data is to get enough specific information from the veteran to allow the Center personnel to search the available alternate sources. The information normally required is:

1. Full name used during service

2. Branch of service

3. Approximate dates of service

4. Service number

5. Place of discharge

6. Last unit of assignment

7. Place of entry into service

Searching for Military Metals?

BATTLE sites - Williamsburg

The Korean War Project database of KIA, MIA, WIA. Also a searchable off-line database for Vietnam's KIA, MIA, WIA.


Emanuel County Daughters of the American Revolution Chapters

ON-LINE Military Records

Emanuel Co. Muster Rolls

Co. F - Cobb's Legion Calvary (men from several counties, including Emanuel)

Confederate Order for The Battle of the Wilderness

File submitted by James E. Boyd

General Sherman in Johnson and Emanuel Counties

File submitted by Ashley Pollette

Silas Corbin Pension Application - War of 1812

Regimental Histories

CSA Biographies

Georgia Units in the Civil War Vinson Institute/University of Georgia

The Blue and Gray Trail   North Georgia's Part in the Civil War

32nd GA Infantry

The Civil War On-Line 

GA GenWeb Archives

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