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The military census was taken in 1840 and 1890. The 1840 was published in “A census of pensioners for Revolutionary or military services: with their names, ages, places of residence as returned by the Marshals of the several judicial districts under the Act for taking the Sixth Census”, Washington DC, 1956. This was reprinted by Baltimore: Genealogical Books in Print, 1996.

What is left of the 1890 military census was microfilmed as “Special schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War”. The 1910 census indicates whether an individual was a veteran of the Union Army, Union Navy, Confederate Army or Confederate Navy. In the 1900, 1910, and 1920 census, there is a category devoted to military personnel.



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