This is a list of West Virginia Military Records online and may include rosters of people who served or were eligible to serve, service records for those who served in a military force, bounty land offered to those who served, pension records or veteran benefits, and more.

 

From West Virginia military records you may learn a person’s

  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Age, gender, and race
  • Physical description of person
  • Marital status
  • Names of dependants
  • Address
  • Parents’ names and birth places
  • Name of nearest relative
  • Draft registration place
  • Dates of military service
  • Conflict or war
  • Soldier’s serial number, rank, assigned organization
  • Date of casualty/category of casualty
  • Date of death

 

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West Virginia Military Records online at the Federal and State level

US – Military Records – United States Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914, index & images, at FS

US – Military Records – United States Old War Pension Index, 1815-1926, index & images, at FS

US – Military Records – United States Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps, 1798-1937, index & images, at FS

US – Military Records – United States Naval Enlistment Rendezvous, 1855-1891, index & images, at FS

US – Military Records – United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949, index & images, at FS

US – Military Records – United States Casualties of Army Personnel, Dependents and Civilian Employees, 1961-1981, index, at FS

US – Revolutionary War, 1775-1783 – United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872, index & images, at FS

US – Revolutionary War, 1775-1783 – United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783, index & images, at FS

US – Mexican War, 1846-1848 – United States Mexican War Index and Service Records, 1846-1848, index & images, at FS

US – Civil War, 1861-1865 – United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917, index & links to images, at FS

US – Civil War, 1861-1865 – United States Civil War Confederate Applications for Pardons, 1865-1867, index & links to images, at FS

US – Civil War, 1861-1865 – United States Civil War Confederate Papers of Citizens or Businesses, 1861-1865, index & links to images, at FS

US – Civil War, 1861-1865 – United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865, index, at FS

US – Civil War, 1861-1865 – United States Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files, 1861-1934, index & links to images, at FS

US – Civil War, 1861-1865 – United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903, index & images, at FS

US – Civil War, 1861-1865 – United States Register of Confederates and Civilians Who Died in the North,1861-1865, index & images, at FS

US – World War I, 1914-1918 – United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, index & images, at FS

US – World War I, 1914-1918 – United States, World War I American Expeditionary Forces Deaths, 1917-1919, index & links to images, at FS

US – World War II, 1939-1945 – United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, index, at FS

US – World War II, 1939-1945 – United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, index & imagesv

US – World War II, 1939-1945 – United States Japanese Americans Relocated During World War II, 1942-1946, index, at FS

US – Korean War – United States Korean War Dead and Army Wounded, 1950-1953, index, at FS

US – Veterans – United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940, index & links to images, at FS

West Virginia – Military records of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, 1775-1920, images only, at FS

West Virginia – Militia commission papers, Governor’s Office, 1784-1856, images only, at FS

West Virginia – Miscellaneous historical records, 1772-1900, images only, at FS

West Virginia – Records of the Superintendent of Education for the District of Columbia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872, images only, at FS

West Virginia – Report of the Adjutant General of West Virginia, 1897-98, images only, at FS

West Virginia – War of 1812 pensioners in West Virginia on government rolls, January 1, 1883, images only, at FS

West Virginia – Militia commission papers, Governor’s Office, 1784-1856, images only, at FS

West Virginia – Revolutionary War, 1775-1783 – Glimpses of West Virginia history, images only, at FS

West Virginia – Revolutionary War, 1775-1783 – West Virginians in the Revolution, images only, at FS

West Virginia – Revolutionary War, 1775-1783 – Sons of the Revolution in the state West Virginia, images only, at FS

West Virginia – Revolutionary War, 1775-1783 – The Battle of Point Pleasant, images only, at FS

West Virginia – Revolutionary War, 1775-1783 – Glimpses of West Virginia history, images only, at FS

West Virginia – Revolutionary War, 1775-1783 – History of the Battle of Point Pleasant, images only, at FS

West Virginia – Revolutionary War, 1775-1783 – Yearbook, Society of Sons of the Revolution in the state of West Virginia, images only, at FS

West Virginia – Civil War, 1861-1865 – West Virginia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865, index & links to images, at FS

West Virginia – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Aqueduct bridge duty register, THL 1352, 1863-1864, images only, at FS

West Virginia – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Beacon lights of West Virginia history, images only, at FS

West Virginia – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of West Virginia, images only, at FS

West Virginia – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of West Virginia, images only, at FS

West Virginia – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Index to the Fifth West Virginia Cavalry (formerly Second Virginia Infantry) and of Battery G, First West Va. Light Artillery, Civil War, images only, at FS

West Virginia – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Muster rolls for West Virginia, 1861-1864, images only, at FS

West Virginia – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Recollections, 1844-1909, images only, at FS

West Virginia – Civil War, 1861-1865 – The Thurmonds: a study in the genealogy and history of Philip Thurmond of Amherst County, Virginia and his descendants, images only, at FS

West Virginia – Civil War, 1861-1865 – West Virginia Civil War service records of Union soldiers, 1861-1865, images only, at FS

West Virginia – Civil War, 1861-1865 – West Virginia Civil War service records of Union soldiers, 1861-1865, images only, at FS

Ohio – World War I, 1914-1918 – Ohio, World War I Statement of Service Cards, 1914-1919, index & links to images, at FS

Ohio – World War I, 1914-1918 – Ohio, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1914-1918, index & links to images, at FS

West Virginia – World War I, 1914-1918 – West Virginia, World War I American Expeditionary Forces, deaths, 1917-1919, images only, at FS

West Virginia – World War I, 1914-1918 – West Virginia, World War I Selective Service System draft registration cards, 1917-1918, images only, at FS

West Virginia – World War I, 1914-1918 – Organization and the execution of the Selective service act in the state of West Virginia, images only, at FS

West Virginia – World War II, 1939-1945 – West Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945, index & images, at FS

Wyoming – World War II, 1939-1945 – Wyoming, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945, index & images, at FS

West Virginia – World War II, 1939-1945 – West Virginia Selective Service System registration cards (World War II) : fourth registration ; NARA, M1937, images only, at FS

West Virginia – World War II, 1939-1945 – West Virginia, World War II draft registration cards, 1940-1945, images only, at FS

West Virginia – World War II, 1939-1945 – West Virginia, World War II draft registration cards, 1940-1945, images only, at FS

 

 

 

West Virginia Military Records online at the County level

Berkeley County – Military Records – Minutes, 1772-1926, at FS

Berkeley County – Military Records – Minutes, 1864-1871, at FS

Berkeley County – Military Records – Miscellaneous Historical Records, 1772-1900, at FS

Berkeley County – Military Records – Official Militia Roster, Berkeley County, West Virginia (tax List) 1782, at FS

Berkeley County – Military Records – Record of Soldiers Discharges, 1918, at FS

Berkeley County – Military Records – Roster of Captain William Darke’s Company, 8th Continental Line of Virginia, at FS

Boone County – Military Records – Discharge Book : 1917-1968, at FS

Boone County – Military Records – WPA Civil War Abstracts Con’t, at FS

Braxton County – Military Records – Discharge Records : 1918-1980, at FS

Cabell County – Military Records – Discharge Records, 1918-1930, at FS

Calhoun County – Military Records – Discharges, 1918-1945, at FS

Calhoun County – Military Records – Miscellaneous Records, 1856-1992, at FS

Clay County – Military Records – Civil War Burial Records, at FS

Clay County – Military Records – Discharge Index (Clay County, West Virginia) : 1918-1989, at FS

Clay County – Military Records – Discharge Records, 1918-1919, at FS

Clay County – Military Records – Miscellaneous Records, 1859-1989, at FS

Fayette County – Military Records – Discharge Records, 1917-1945, at FS

Fayette County – Military Records – Loose Papers, Ca. 1787-1875 (1901), at FS

Fayette County – Military Records – Record of Service of Officers and Enlisted Men in the War of 1917, at FS

Gilmer County – Military Records – Discharges, V. 1: 1930-1944, 1917-1919, at FS

Grant County – Military Records – Discharges, 1917-1919, at FS

Greenbrier County – Military Records – Index to Discharges, at FS

Greenbrier County – Military Records – Record of Service of Officers and Enlisted Men in the War of 1917, at FS

Hampshire County – Military Records – Record of Service of Officers and Enlisted Men in the War of 1917, at FS

Hampshire County – Military Records – Roster of Captain Abel Westfall’s Company, 8th Continental Line of Virginia, at FS

Hampshire County – Military Records – Roster of Registrants and Non-registrants, Hampshire County, World War II, at FS

Hampshire County – Military Records – Veterans Information Card File, 1774-1919, at FS

Hancock County – Military Records – Index to Discharges, 1866-1992, at FS

Hancock County – Military Records – Officers and Enlisted Men, 1917-1918, at FS

Hancock County – Military Records – Soldiers Record, 1918, at FS

Hardy County – Military Records – Service Records, 1917-1921, at FS

Harrison County – Military Records – Harrison County, West Virginia, Veterans Historical Project, 1776-1935, at FS

Harrison County – Military Records – Miscellaneous Records, 1801-1928, at FS

Harrison County – Military Records – Officers and Enlisted Men, 1917-1921, at FS

Harrison County – Military Records – West Virginia County Records, 1772-1859, at FS

Jackson County – Military Records – Military Records, 1918-1992, at FS

Jackson County – Military Records – Revolutionary Pensioners : [Elijah Runion], at FS

Jackson County – Military Records – Roster of Jackson County, West Virginia, Civil War Soldiers, at FS

Jefferson County – Military Records – Discharges, 1917, at FS

Jefferson County – Military Records – Official Militia Roster, Berkeley County, West Virginia (tax List) 1782, at FS

Jefferson County – Military History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – A History of Jefferson County, West Virginia, at FS

Kanawha County – Military Records – Discharge Record, 1919-1966, at FS

Lewis County – Military History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Lewis County in the Civil War, 1861-1865, at FS

Lewis County – Military Records – Lewis Countians in World War II : Presenting the Pictures of 800 Young Men and Women Serving in the United States Armed Forces, at FS

Lewis County – Military Records – Lewis County in the Civil War, 1861-1865, at FS

Logan County – Military Records – Discharge Records, 1917-1989, at FS

Marion County – Military Records – Discharge Records, 1917-1921, at FS

Marshall County – Military Records – Personal Record of Veterans. 1917-1918, at FS

Marshall County – Military Records – Soldiers Discharge Record, 1919-1952, at FS

Mason County – Military Records – Discharge Records, 1919-1987, at FS

Mason County – Military Records – Minute Book, 1817-1844, at FS

Mason County – Military History – History of the Battle of Point Pleasant : Fought Between White Men and Indians at the Mouth of the Great Kanawha River (now Point Pleasant, West Virginia), Monday, October 10th, 1774, the Chief Event of the Lord Dunmore’s War, at FS

Mason County – Military History – The Battle of Point Pleasant, a Battle of the Revolution, October 10th, 1774 : Biographical Sketches of the Men Who Participated, at FS

McDowell County – Military Records – Discharges, 1917-1919, at FS

Mercer County – Military Records – A History of Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory, at FS

Mercer County – Military Records – A History of Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory, at FS

Mercer County – Military Records – Discharges, 1914-1944, at FS

Mineral County – Military Records – Record of Service of Officers and Enlisted Men in the War of 1917, at FS

Mingo County – Military Records – Discharge Records, 1919-1945, at FS

Monongalia County – Military Records – Memorial, Men and Women in Service, World War II, Monongalia County, West Virginia, at FS

Monongalia County – Military History – World War, 1939-1945 – Memorial, Men and Women in Service, World War II, Monongalia County, West Virginia, at FS

Monongalia County – Military Records – Court Records, 1774-1875, at FS

Monongalia County – Military Records – Discharges, 1917-1921, at FS

Monroe County – Military Records – Discharges, 1917, at FS

Monroe County – Military Records – Military Records, 1797-1865, at FS

Monroe County – Military Records – Order Books, 1789-1931 ; Indexes, 1789-1989, at FS

Monroe County – Military Records – The Thurmonds : a Study in the Genealogy and History of Philip Thurmond of Amherst County, Virginia and His Descendants, at FS

Morgan County – Military Records – Official Militia Roster, Berkeley County, West Virginia (tax List) 1782, at FS

Nicholas County – Military Records – Discharges, 1917-1919, at FS

Ohio County – Military Records – Enlistment and Discharge of Soldiers and Sailors, 1917-1945, at FS

Ohio County – Military Records – Index to Discharge, 1917-1992, at FS

Ohio County – Military Records – Oaths of Fidelity—–Ohio County Records : [Virginia Loyal to the Old Dominion], at FS

Pendleton County – Military Records – Loose Papers : 1789-1859, at FS

Pendleton County – Military Records – Officers & Enlisted Men, 1917-1921, at FS

Pendleton County – Military History – A History of Pendleton County, West Virginia, at FS

Pendleton County – Military History – A History of Pendleton County, West Virginia, at FS

Pleasants County – Military Records – Record, Soldier’s Discharge, World War 1, 1918-1928, at FS

Pleasants County – Military Records – Unacknowledged Papers, 1891-1959, at FS

Pocahontas County – Military Records – Military Records, 1916-1921, at FS

Pocahontas County – Military Records – Records, 1822-1919, at FS

Preston County – Military Records – Discharge Records, 1914-1921, at FS

Preston County – Military Records – Upshur County History, at FS

Raleigh County – Military Records – Discharges, 1917-1943, at FS

Randolph County – Military Records – Discharge, 1917-1918, at FS

Randolph County – Military Records – Record Book : 1844-1866, at FS

Ritchie County – Military Records – Discharge Records, World War 1, 1918-1975, at FS

Ritchie County – Military Records – Officers and Enlisted Men, 1917-1920, at FS

Ritchie County – Military Records – Record of Board of Military Census and Enrollment, 1917-1943, at FS

Roane County – Military Records – Soldiers Discharge Record, 1918-1919, at FS

Summers County – Military Records – Discharge Records, 1919-1954, at FS

Taylor County – Military Records – Discharge Records : 1919-1946, at FS

Tucker County – Military Records – Discharge Record, 1917-1918, at FS

Tyler County – Military Records – Record of Discharges : 1917-1970, at FS

Wayne County – Military Records – Discharge Records, 1917-1990, at FS

Webster County – Military Records – Discharge Book : 1918-1990, at FS

Wetzel County – Military Records – Discharges, 1917-1951, at FS

Wetzel County – Military Records – Index to Discharges, 1917-1992, at FS

Wirt County – Military Records – Discharges, 1917-1921, at FS

Wood County – Military Records – Government Service Record, Index to Discharges, 1919-1966, at FS

Wood County – Military Records – Soldiers Discharge Book, 1917-1919, at FS

Wood County – Military Records – Wood County, West Virginia Births, Military and Miscellaneous Records (1800-1919) : Copied from Parkersburg Court House Records, at FS

Wood County – Military Records – Wood County, WV 1890 Census : of Union Veterans & Their Widows, at FS

Wood County – Court Records – Wood County, West Virginia Births, Military and Miscellaneous Records (1800-1919) : Copied from Parkersburg Court House Records, at FS

Wood County – Military History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Southern Sympathizers, Wood County Confederate Soldiers : and a Sketch of the Nighthawk Rangers of Wood, Jackson, Wirt and Roane C Ounties in West Virginia : Pages from an Old Manuscript, at FS

Wyoming County – Military Records – Discharge Records, Vol. 1, 1917-1945, at FS

 

 

 

 

West Virginia Military Records online at the City level

Harpers Ferry – Military History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – The Siege and Capture of Harper’s Ferry by the Confederates, September, 1862, at FS

 

 

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