Atchison County, Kansas History & Genealogy

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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 1784

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.

  • Native Americans Indian Wars This web site is a representative survey of conflicts between Native Americans and Europeans over three centuries.

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   
  • National 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 service.

  • The 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.

Miscellaneous Military & War Information

  •  Remains Returned which include Vietnam Conflict, Mayaguez, Glomar Java Seam, and Bay of Pigs.

  • Report of Hiram Jackson. Strickler, Commissioner to Audit Claims of Citizens of the Territory of Kansas
    Date: 1859
    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 disputed.

Note: Figures on the number of deaths in service include all of those Killed in Action, by natural causes, accidents etc. 


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