United States, Burial Registers for Military Posts, Camps, and Stations,1768-1921 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a name index and images of burial registers for military posts, camps, and stations, 1768-1921.
“The collection consists of an index and images of burial registers for military posts, camps, and stations,1768-1921. This collection corresponds with NARA publication M2014, one roll consisting of two volumes of burials, most occurring between 1860 and 1890. The records are from Record Group 92, Records of the Quartermaster General, and are arranged by place of burial then date of death. See the descriptive pamphlet Burial Registers for Military Posts, Camps, and Stations 1768-1921 for a list of the posts, camps, and stations.”
“The registers are arranged by the name of the military post, and thereunder usually in rough chronological order by date of burial. The burial registers primarily include soldiers of the Regular Army and Union Army (volunteers). Many civilians, usually wives or children of military personnel, are also listed, as well as some Confederate Army soldiers.”
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What Can I Learn from Military Burial Records?
These burial records may include:
- Rank, company, regiment
- Date of death
- Location of grave (section and number)
- Remarks. The remarks column may indicate the cause of death, a civilian’s relationship to a soldier or removal to another cemetery. The abbreviation “HS” means “headstone.” Notations such as “2903 of 1873” refer to the number and year of correspondence received by the Quartermaster General that provided the information
- Type of grave marker, such as headboard, cross, broken stone, or marble slab
- Name of the contractor who supplied the headstone is sometimes indicated