Connecticut Military Records

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This entry was originally written by Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., CG, in Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

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Connecticut's military records, starting with the Pequot War, have been published and are widely available. In addition to the sources available at the National Archives (see pages 11-12) and archival sources at the Connecticut State Library, the following can be consulted:

  • Shepard, James. Connecticut Soldiers in the Pequot War of 1637. Meridan, Conn.: Journal Publishing Co., 1913.
  • Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society. Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French and Indian War, 1755'1762. Vol. 9 and 10. Hartford: Connecticut Historical Society, 1903'05.
  • Connecticut Adjutant-General. Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the War of the Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican War. Hartford: Connecticut General Assembly, 1889. Transcripts of original papers with a cross-index to all records. Connecticut provided large numbers in the ranks of patriots and the largest number of African-American soldiers from all the colonies (see Ethnic Groups of Connecticut).

Many Connecticut men were Loyalists as well, although a comprehensive listing of them is not available. Many sought refuge in Canada. See Angus Baxter, In Search of Your Canadian Roots (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1989) for a discussion of United Empire Loyalists.

  • Connecticut Adjutant-General. Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of Rebellion. Hartford: Case, Lockwood, and Brainard Co., 1889.
  • Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army, Navy and Marine Corps of the United States in the Spanish-American War. Hartford: Case, Lockwood, and Brainard Co., 1919.
  • Service Records: Connecticut Men and Women in the Armed Forces of the United States During World War I 1917'1920. Hartford: Office of the Adjutant General, [1941?].

The Connecticut Historical Society has a large collection of military documents and manuscripts. The Connecticut State Library maintains a card file on veteran's deaths with place of burial. has two Revolutionary War indexes called Connecticut Men in the Revolutionary War and Connecticut Revolutionary War Military Lists, 1775-83. In addition, there is a military index of Connecticut Soldiers, French and Indian War, 1755-62.

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