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 Revolutionary War

Names and Burial places of the three known Revolutionary War soldiers


War of 1812

Veterans Data
Massacre at Fort Dearborn


Black Hawk War

Black Hawk War Veterans Who Enrolled at Chicago


Spanish American War

Spanish-American War Veterans with a Chicago residence. Surnames starting with:

[A-B] [C-E] [F-I] [J-L] [M-N] [O-R] [S-T] [U-Z]


Civil War

Civil War Volunteer Enlistment Affidavits for August 1862 - 24 foreign-born volunteers are listed. Includes physical description of the soldier as well as place of birth.

1883 Census of Pensioners on the Roll:  A-L | M-Z

Pension Data of William V. Perry


Mexican War

Illinois Mexican War Veterans who Enlisted at Chicago


 

Cook County Residents of the Soldiers & Sailors Home in Quincy, IL:

Surnames A-C

Surnames D-H

Surnames I-O

Surnames P-Z

 


World War 1

Newspaper Stories Concerning WW1 Soldiers - includes notices of woundings and return from duty and other miscellaneous stories (not obits)

British King Does Honor to Chicago Boys
- Newspaper account of Medal Ceremony with King George. Honored soldiers named, along with the action that won them distinction

Obituaries of WW1 Armed Forces Personnel
who died while in service to their country.

List of Mothers and Widows of American Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines Entitled to Make a Pilgrimage to War Cemeteries in Europe (1930)

WWI Draft Cards

 


 

Burial Places of Soldiers through WW1
(From the 1929 "Roll of Honor" Government Publication)
SURNAMES

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

Y
Z


World War 2

World War II Casualty List - Cook County Residents
(Final tally distributed by the government after the war)

Surnames:
[
A-B-C]
[D-E-F-G]
[H-I-J-K]
[
L-M-N-O-P-Q]

[R-S-T-U]
[
V-W-Y-Z]

List of World War II Army & Navy Casualties and Wounded - as Reported by the Office of War Information as they occurred and which were printed in the newspaper shortly after the deaths. These lists often include the name of the soldier's mother or wife or other surviving family member.
Currently online here is the
May 26, 1945 Army & Navy lists and the Feb 4, 1945 Army Casualty list.

Newspaper Items for WW2 Soldiers


Korean War

Korean War Casualties


 

Vietnam War

Vietnam War Casualties from Chicago




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