Schley County Other Wars

Schley County in the War

Spanish American War

The Spanish American War ended on December 10, 1898 with the signing of the Treaty of Paris between the U.S. and Spain (the war, which began in late April, 1898, was fought in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guam and the Philippines). Patrick McSherry

The Spanish American War Centennial Website

There is so little on-line about the veterans of this war. Here is an exciting new web site which will help you with researching this War.

Major Micah J. Jenkins Camp of the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans.

They are based out of Georgia, North & South Carolina, and also temporarily are extended to include Virginia, and Florida.

Be sure to visit their site!

You'll find a history of the war, the rosters by States. Take a look and you may discover someone you didn't know had served there.

They are working to obtain burial sites for all these veterans. A special page helps you with starting your research!

If you have information about Schley County residents who fought in this war: Contact: Harris Hill


Contributed by Linda Haas Davenport
Prior to the US's entry into WW1 (approx. 1917-1918) every male between the age of 18 and 40 was required to register for the draft. The information found on the card was provided by the individual himself. The card is signed by the draftee. On the back of the card his physical description is noted: Height is broken down by short, medium, tall although some cards give the actual height in feet and inches; Build by slim, medium, stout although some cards list actual weight along with the build; color of eyes and hair; any deformities or injuries are listed (such as one arm missing, blind in one eye, etc); the name and address of the draft board and the date.

When these original cards (from ALL the States) were transferred to the East Pointe NARA branch the LDS spent about 3 years microfilming these cards. There are hundreds and hundreds of boxes and the LDS opened one box at a time and filmed them - in state order. However, within each state the cards were filed by draft board, not by county or by draftee. This makes the searching of the microfilm difficult to say the least.

The good news is that the Friends of the National Archives took each box after it was filmed (and checked) and sorted all of these thousands and thousands of cards into - state and then COUNTY order and then in alphabetical order by surname and put then in new boxes. The Friends deserve all the kudos we can give them for this monstrous task.


The following information is provided by the National Archives and Records Administration, Southeast Region, in response to recent postings on several list serves concerning World War One (WWI) Draft Registration cards maintained at our facility. Unfortunately, the original posting, and subsequent, altered postings provided incorrect information about these holdings and related reference procedures. To better serve the public and the research community, we provide the following information and guidance concerning the WWI Draft Registration cards:

1. The original cards, in excess of 24 million, were received at our facility a number of years ago. Upon their receipt, they were boxed and arranged by NARA employees. The original arrangement was by state, thereunder by county or draft board, and thereunder alphabetically by the registrant's last name. The cause for arrangement by draft board instead of county is due to the size of certain cities. For example, New York City had in excess of 180 boards, Chicago had over 80. As a result, we require a street address when searching for cards in most large cities.

2. The cards were later microfilmed by representatives of the Genealogical Society of Utah in the exact order they were originally arranged; each NARA regional facility has a copy of the microfilm for the states in the region that it serves. Any patron wishing to use microfilm will find the cards arranged exactly as they are in the box. The arrangement of the cards has never been changed.

3. NARA, Southeast Region, has provided a request form for these records for a number of years. The forms can be ordered via e-mail (, telephone (404-763-7383), or in writing (NARA, Southeast Region, 1557 St. Joseph Avenue, East Point, GA 30344).

4. At a minimum, the following information is required from the requestor for NARA staff to conduct a search for draft registration cards:

5. Additional information, if known, which can improve the thoroughness of a search includes:

6. In July, 1997 NARA established an updated fee schedule for services provided to the public. The minimum mail-order fee for photocopies for each WWI Draft card was increased from $6.00 to $10.00, a fee which includes both sides of the card. Patrons need not request that both sides of the card be copied, and patrons need not submit a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with their request.

Walk-in customers can make self-service photocopies of the original records for $0.10 per side. Please contact individual regions for their policies regarding microfilm copies. These fees are copying fees only; there is no charge for searches when a record is not located.

The staff of the NARA, Southeast Region, remains committed to assisting our patrons in anyway possible, including the timely and accurate dissemination of information concerning our holdings and services. The WWI Draft Registration cards represent only one of many significant collections of historical records maintained by the Region that are invaluable for genealogical research. For additional information regarding our holdings and services, visit our home page at

The Library of CongressAmerican Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919 the online collection The Stars and Stripes. The primary mission of The Stars and Stripes was to provide these scattered troops with a sense of unity and an understanding of their part in the overall war effort. All searchable.


  • Whittington, Medal of Honor

    1940 Draft Lottery List

    Casualities WW II
    The NARA ARCHIVES WEB SITE has listing by state and then alphabetical. (Click Here)

    ARMY, NAVY, MARINES, COAST GUARD CASUALTIES are listed separately by NARA and is an alphabetical list of casualties by State but not broken down by County.

    From main ARC index.... select genealogy (left of page), then select Army casualties, select Georgia, select County. From there you can select whichever county you want.

    Direct link to GA Casualty Listing

    We welcome information about your World War II veteran!
    Contact: Harris Hill

    Philippine American War

    The Philippine American War began on February 4, 1899. The 29th U.S. Volunteers were formed in March of 1899, and served in the Philippine American War. The Philippine American War lasted until 1902, though some fighting occurred as late as 1906. It was fought only in the Philippines, and was a much more brutal and bloody conflict than was the Spanish American War.
    "Patrick McSherry"

    Contact: Harris Hill

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