If you have any Military
records or links pertaining to Atchison County, please e-mail me! All files are
"as is" and I cannot guarantee the completeness, accuracy, or timeliness of the
information contained in this database. I regret I cannot assist you in your
personal research or prevent duplication of data. My goal is to provide these
files to aid you in finding and/or correcting your family information.
Revolutionary War - 1775 to
290,000 men participated in the American Revolutionary War. There were 4,435
deaths in service. Last Veteran: Daniel F. Bakeman, died 4/5/1869, age 109.
War of 1812 - 1812 to 1815
287,000 men participated in the War of 1812. There were 6,765 deaths in
service. Last Veteran: Hiram Cronk, died 5/13/05, age 105.
Indian Wars & French and Indian War
106,000 men participated in the Indian Wars. There were 1,000 deaths in
service. Last Veteran: Fredrak Fraske, died 6/18/73, age 101.
Civil War - 1861 to 1865
Union participants were 2,213,000 in the Civil War. There were 364,000 Union
deaths in service. Last Union Veteran: Albert Woolson, died 8/2/56, age 109.
Confederate participants were 1,000,000*. There were 133,821* Confederate
deaths in service. Last Confederate Veteran: Disputed.*
- Civil War Soldiers and Sailors
System. indexes to about 6 million Civil War soldiers. Civil War
Burials Database Project – Civil War Center website (USCWC)
- Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Graves Registration Database - Online Database free to public
which contains the final resting place of Civil War Veterans. The
database is ongoing and updated frequently with new information.
The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records
of the Union and Confederate Armies - 60 volumes - (scanned) Series I:
Contains the formal reports, both Union and Confederate. Series II:
Contains the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns, Union and
Confederate, relating to prisoners of war, and (so far as the military
authorities were concerned) to State or political prisoners.
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of
the Rebellion (1894 - 1922) Series I, vols. 1-27; Series II, vols 1-3
(1894 - 1922).
Mexican War - 1846-1848
115,493 men participated in the Mexican War. There were 1,177 deaths in
US GenWeb Archives Pension Project - provides actual
transcriptions of Pension related materials . Very little information on
Kansas, but check back often for additions.
Descendants of Mexican War Veterans - various information on the war.
Includes documents and battle reports. Site has search engine.
Spanish-American War 1898 to 1902
392,000 participated in the Spanish-American War. There were 11,000 deaths
in service. Last Veteran: Nathan E. Cook, died 9/10/92, age 106
World War I 1917 to 1918
4,743,826 participated in WWI. There were 116,708 deaths in service. There
were 3,350 POW/MIA.
National Registry - The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million
who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who
died, and all who supported the war effort from home.
World War II 1940 to 1947
16,353,659 participated in WWII. There were 407,316 deaths in service. There
were 78,777 POW/MIA.
Korean War 1950 to 1955
5,764,143 participated in Korean War. There were 33,651 deaths in service.
There were 7,190 POWs [4,428 repatriated]; 8177 MIAs
Persian Gulf War Era
1990 to To Be Decided
467,539 participated in the first Persian Gulf War I and there were 268
deaths in service. There were 2 Missing, Presumed Dead and 1 MIA. There were
23 POWs and all were returned.
The Gulf War
KIA/MIA List - This is a Collective effort between Douglas
Havemann - The Creator/Webmaster of The Persian Gulf War Veterans Memorial
and Scott O'Hara - who wrote the page titled: "The Gulf War KIA - MIA
List" . All states are included.
Military & War Information
Report of Hiram Jackson. Strickler, Commissioner to Audit Claims
of Citizens of the Territory of Kansas
Stephen Johnston of Atchison filed claim # 213 for supplies furnished to
the territorial militia under the command of D. M. Johnston in December
1855. Items provided included food and ammunition. Each claimant had to
submit an itemized list and have two witnesses attest to the losses
claimed. Even though many of these claims were approved for payment, no
funds were ever appropriated or distributed.
Statistical Sources: U.S.
Department of Veterans Affairs, July 1998
* Authoritative statistics for Confederate Forces are not available. An
estimated 28,000 Confederate soldiers died in Union prisons. In the VA press
release, the last Confederate veteran is listed as John Salling. But it is
Note: Figures on the number of deaths in service include all of those Killed
in Action, by natural causes, accidents etc.