Finding Military Records for Veterans Day – Part 2

When it comes to military records in GenealogyBank, we often think of the obituaries and articles that appeared in America’s newspapers over the past three centuries.

A montage of Army Registers from GenealogyBank
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I have written many times about the millions of newspaper articles reporting stories of our military ancestors that have served, from the Colonial wars down to the present.

But wait, there’s more.

Source: GenealogyBank, U.S. Army Register, 1958
Source: GenealogyBank, U.S. Army Register, 1958

GenealogyBank includes the series of Army Registers, Navy Registers, etc., that were published annually from the mid-1800s to modern times.

Each annual Register gives detailed information about the officers who served the nation – with important core facts about their lives: information like their date and place of birth; dates of service; rank advancement; duty stations; and similar information.

I have taken the Official Army Register for 1910 as an example and extracted the basic information for 2,000 of the officers that were serving that year as a Veterans Day tribute to them – and as a reminder to family historians to dig into all of the sources contained in GenealogyBank.

Here is a partial list of those officers – more to come.

Name Date of Birth Birth Place Service Register Page
Bishop, Joel S. 11 February 1850 Wisconsin 15th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 178
Bispham, William N. 22 May 1875 Virginia Medical Department 1910. page 43
Bixby, William H. 27 December 1849 Massachusetts Corps of Engineers 1910. page 75
Black, Hanson B. 5 December 1874 Maryland Signal Corps 1910. page 98
Black, Roger D. 18 January 1883 New York Corps of Engineers 1910. page 84
Black, William M. 8 December 1855 Pennsylvania Corps of Engineers 1910. page 75
Blaine, Robert 24 March 1878 Iowa 10th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 159
Blair, Winn 28 February 1879 Alabama 7th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 144
Blakely, Charles S. 6 November 1880 Pennsylvania 3rd Regiment of Field Artillery 1910. page 191
Blanchard, Robert M. 4 September 1874 Missouri Medical Corps. 1910. page 47
Blauvelt, William F. 11 May 1851 New York Pay Department 1910. page 71
Bliss, Tasker H. 31 December 1853 Pennsylvania General Officer 1910. page 6
Blocksom, Augustus P. 7 November 1854 Ohio 13th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 169
Bloom, Jacob E. 21 April 1851 Ohio Subsistence Department 1910. page 31
Bloombergh, Horace D. 27 October 1877 Pennsylvania Medical Department 1910. page 45
Blunt, Stanhope E. 29 September 1850 Massachusetts Ordnance Department 1910. page 88
Boggs, Frank C. 16 March 1874 New Jersey Corps of Engineers 1910. page 80
Boice, Charles H. 18 October 1864 New York 7th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 142
Bolles, Frank C. 25 September 1872 Illinois Quartermaster’s Department 1910. page 25
Bond, Paul S. 18 April 1879 New York Corps of Engineers 1910. page 82
Boniface, John J. 24 November 1874 New York 2nd Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 119
Booth, Ewing E. 28 February 1870 Missouri 7th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 142
Borden, William B. 15 April 1880 North Carolina Medical Department 1910. page 68
Bosley, John R. 8 November 1876 Maryland Medical Department 1910. page 50
Boughton, Daniel H. 27 August 1858 Minnesota 5th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 132
Bourke, James 24 November 1869 Ireland Medical Corps. 1910. page 47
Bow n, Albert S. 28 July 1879 Iowa Medical Department 1910. page 65
Bowdish, Myron B. 14 July 1872 Pennsylvania 7th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 144
Bowie, Hamilton 26 June 1877 Georgia 9th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 153
Bowley, Albert J. 24 November 1875 California 1st Regiment of Field Artillery 1910. page 182
Bowman, George T. 12 June 1869 New York 15th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 179
Bowman, Madison H. 23 November 1865 Kentucky Medical Department 1910. page 59
Boyd, Carl 3 March 1878 Vermont 3rd Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 126
Boyd, Charles T. 29 October 1870 Iowa 10th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 157
Boyer, Perry L. 18 November 1877 Virginia Medical Department 1910. page 46
Brabson, Joe R. 12 June 1884 Tennessee 3rd Regiment of Field Artillery 1910. page 191
Bradley, Alfred E. 25 November 1864 New York Medical Department 1910. page 37
Brainard, David L. 21 December 1856 New York Subsistence Department 1910. page 29
Brander, William W. 14 July 1867 Virginia Chaplains 1910. page 103
Brant, Gerald C. 29 June 1880 Iowa 9th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 154
Bratton, Thomas S. 10 August 1868 South Carolina Medical Department 1910. page 39
Brechemin, Louis, Jr. 21 February 1877 Pennsylvania Medical Department 1910. page 45
Brechemin, Louis 25 May 1852 Pennsylvania Medical Department 1910. page 35
Brennan, Neil P. 10 November 1873 Massachusetts Chaplains 1910. page 105
Brett, Lloyd M. 22 February 1856 Maine 1st Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 114
Brett, Morgan L. 25 January 1881 Ohio Ordnance Department 1910. page 94
Brewer, Charles M. 19 December 1877 Alabama Chaplains 1910. page 104
Brewer, Edwin P. 16 April 1854 Ohio 7th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 141
Brewer, Isaac W. 3 November 1867 Kansas Medical Department 1910. page 56
Brewster, Alden F. 30 July 1877 Illinois 2nd Regiment of Field Artillery 1910. page 186
Brewster, André W. 9 December 1862 New Jersey Inspector General’s Department 1910. page 16
Briand, Christian 10 May 1863 Denmark 15th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 180
Bricker, Edwin D. 24 November 1875 Pennsylvania Ordnance Department 1910. page 91
Briscoe, N. Butler 1 April 1885 West Virginia 1st Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 117
Bristol, Matt C. 4 July 1873 England 3rd Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 125
Broadhurst, Hugh H. 14 July 1880 North Carolina 15th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 181
Brodie, Alexander O. 13 November 1849 New York Adjutant General’s Department 1910. page 11
Bromwell, Charles S. 1 May 1869 Kentucky Corps of Engineers 1910. page 78
Brooke, George M. 17 May 1875 Virginia 4th Regiment of Field Artillery 1910. page 194
Brooke, Mark 27 August 1876 South Carolina Corps of Engineers 1910. page 83
Brooke, Roger, Jr. 14 June 1878 Maryland Medical Department 1910. page 45
Brooke, William 22 November 1864 Pennsylvania Quartermaster’s Department 1910. page 24
Brooks, William H. 7 May 1868 North Carolina Medical Department 1910. page 44
Brown, Earl I. 13 October 1874 Georgia Corps of Engineers 1910. page 80
Brown, Henry A. 12 May 1864 Ohio Chaplains 1910. page 102
Brown, Henry L. 17 September 1873 Indiana Medical Department 1910. page 51
Brown, Ira C. 19 October 1861 New York Medical Department 1910. page 55
Brown, John K. 13 August 1885 Minnesota 2nd Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 122
Brown, Levi G. 2 August 1879 Mississippi 12th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 168
Brown, Lewis, Jr. 11 February 1876 Rhode Island 7th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 143
Brown, Lytle 22 November 1872 Tennessee Corps of Engineers 1910. page 80
Brown, Orville G. 26 May 1874 Washington, D.C. Medical Department 1910. page 50
Brown, Polk D. 8 September 1875 Tennessee Medical Department 1910. page 60
Brown, William C. 19 December 1854 Minnesota 3rd Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 123
Brown, Wilmont E. 1 June 1873 Ohio Medical Department 1910. page 60
Browne, Rhodric W. 15 October 1872 Massachusetts Medical Department 1910. page 64
Browning, William S. 5 July 1877 New York 1st Regiment of Field Artillery 1910. page 183
Brownlee, Charles Y. 19 August 1867 Louisiana Medical Department 1910. page 44
Bruff, Lawrence L. 14 October 1851 Maryland Ordnance Department 1910. page 88
Brush, Daniel H. 9 May 1848 Illinois General Officer 1910. page 8
Bryan, Ray W. 19 July 1876 Indiana Medical Department 1910. page 52
Bryson, James H. 29 October 1875 Georgia 4th Regiment of Field Artillery 1910. page 194
Buchan, Fred E. 5 October 1873 Kansas 9th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 152
Buchanan, Edmund A. 4 September 1877 Pennsylvania 2nd Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 121
Buck, Carroll D. 8 June 1876 Vermont Medical Department 1910. page 44
Bull, Henry T. 28 May 1880 Pennsylvania 13th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 172
Bundesen, Herman N. 27 April 1882 Prussia Medical Department 1910. page 68
Bundy, Omar 17 June 1861 Indiana Inspector General’s Department 1910. page 15
Bunker, Charles M. 16 October 1869 Connecticut 4th Regiment of Field Artillery 1910. page 194
Burch, Bruce L. 16 February 1881 Alabama 14th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 177
Burgess, Harry 22 February 1872 Mississippi Corps of Engineers 1910. page 80
Burket, John A. 5 July 1882 Iowa Medical Department 1910. page 64
Burleson, Richard C. 29 January 1880 Texas Ordnance Department 1910. page 93
Burnett, Charles 28 October 1877 Tennessee 4th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 129
Burns, James H. 13 September 1885 New York 1st Regiment of Field Artillery 1910. page 184
Burr, Edward 19 May 1859 Missouri Corps of Engineers 1910. page 76
Burr, George W. 3 December 1865 Illinois Ordnance Department 1910. page 89
Burroughs, James M. 1 November 1869 Texas 12th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 166
Burt, William H. 22 February 1876 Massachusetts Pay Department 1910. page 74
Bushnell, George E. 10 September 1853 Massachusetts Medical Department 1910. page 35
Butler, Matthew C., Jr. 1 May 1864 South Carolina 7th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 141
Butler, Rodman 26 November 1872 Virginia 6th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 139
Butner, Henry W. 6 April 1875 North Carolina 2nd Regiment of Field Artillery 1910. page 185
Butt, Archibald W. 25-Sep Georgia Quartermaster’s Department 1910. page 24
Byram, George L. 19 January 1862 Mississippi 6th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 136
Byrne, Charles B. 28 January 1846 Maryland Medical Department 1910. page 34
Cabell, De Rosey C. 7 July 1861 Arkansas 1st Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 114
Cabell, Lawrence D. 22 August 1874 Texas Quartermaster’s Department 1910. page 27
Caldwell, Frank M. 8 November 1866 New York 11th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 165
Caldwell, Ralph C. 27 September 1876 Ohio 7th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 143
Calvert, Edward 10 November 1870 Kentucky 9th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 153
Cameron, Francis H., Jr. 20 October 1872 North Carolina 15th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 179
Cameron, George H. 8 January 1861 Illinois 14th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 173
Camp, Beauford R. 7 March 1875 Virginia 9th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 154
Campbell, George F. 29 December 1868 Scotland Medical Department 1910. page 62
Campbell, Robert M. 28 August 1880 Maryland 12th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 168
Campbell, Tilman 1 February 1874 Arkansas 3rd Regiment of Field Artillery 1910. page 190
Canby, James 24 December 1863 Delaware Pay Department 1910. page 71
Cannon, William C. 28 October 1860 Indiana Quartermaster’s Department 1910. page 23
Caples, William G. 21 August 1878 Missouri Corps of Engineers 1910. page 82
Card, Daniel P. 29 July 1878 New York Medical Department 1910. page 53
Carey, Edward C. 20 April 1871 New Mexico Pay Department 1910. page 73
Carr, Daniel J. 25 November 1860 Connecticut Signal Corps 1910. page 96
Carr, William B. 23 October 1884 Virginia Medical Department 1910. page 66
Carson, John M., jr 26 June 1864 Pennsylvania Quartermaster’s Department 1910. page 21
Carson, Lawrence S. 26 January 1867 South Carolina 8th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 148
Carson, Thomas G. 3 July 1871 Illinois 10th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 156
Carswell, Robert L. 5 August 1876 Georgia Medical Department 1910. page 48
Carter, Edward Champe 7 July 1854 Virginia Medical Department 1910. page 36
Carter, Jesse McI 12 April 1863 Missouri 14th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 173
Carter, William H. 19 November 1851 Tennessee General Officer 1910. page 6
Carter, William V. 30 January 1883 Arizona 6th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 139
Cartmell, Nathaniel M. 15 June 1875 Virginia 10th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 158
Casad, Adam F. 9 February 1878 Indiana Ordnance Department 1910. page 93
Case, David B. 15 May 1855 Pennsylvania Subsistence Department 1910. page 31
Case, Frank L. 10 December 1866 Ohio 4th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 128
Case, Rolland W. 26 May 1882 Michigan Ordnance Department 1910. page 94
Casey, Thomas L. 19 February 1857 New York Corps of Engineers 1910. page 75
Casper, Joseph 17 January 1880 New Jersey Medical Department 1910. page 65
Cass, Lewis W. 3 November 1871 Tennessee 12th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 167
Casteel, Delphey T. E. 17 September 1863 Maryland 6th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 137
Castle, Charles W. 21 August 1872 Minnesota Pay Department 1910. page 73
Castleman, James P. 11 February 1877 Kentucky 10th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 159
Castner, Joseph C. 18 November 1869 New Jersey Quartermaster’s Department 1910. page 24
Cathro, Thomas E. 1 September 1879 Indiana 13th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 172
Cavanaugh, James B. 6 June 1869 Illinois Corps of Engineers 1910. page 79
Cavenaugh, Harry La T. 8 January 1872 Utah 10th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 157
Chaffee, Adna R., jr 23 September 1884 Kansas 15th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 181
Chamberlain, John L. 20 January 1858 New York Inspector General’s Department 1910. page 14
Chamberlain, Weston P. 4 June 1871 Maine Medical Department 1910. page 40
Chamberlin, Harry B. 1 November 1862 Vermont Quartermaster’s Department 1910. page 23
Chandler, Charles de F. 24 December 1878 Ohio Signal Corps 1910. page 97
Chandler, Clark P. 30 March 1886 Minnesota 11th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 164
Chapin, Frank K. 29 January 1884 New York 9th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 154
Chapman, Carleton G. 4 June 1886 Georgia 7th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 145
Chapman, Leslie A. I. 27 July 1873 Wisconsin 2nd Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 119
Chase, Alpha M. 5 April 1873 Illinois Medical Department 1910. page 60
Chase, Chauncey L. 22 March 1874 Illinois Medical Department 1910. page 63
Chase, Edward R. 19 August 1872 Maine Chaplains 1910. page 105
Chase, George F. 29 July 1848 Illinois Inspector General’s Department 1910. page 14
Cheatham, B. Frank 20 May 1867 Tennessee Quartermaster’s Department 1910. page 22
Cheever, Benjamin H. 7 June 1850 Washington, D.C. 3rd Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 123
Cheney, Robert M. 29 September 1884 Georgia 4th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 130
Cheney, Sherwood A. 24 August 1873 Connecticut Corps of Engineers 1910. page 80
Chenoweth, John F. 24 November 1869 Indiana Chaplains 1910. page 104
Chittenden, Hiram M. 25 October 1858 New York Corps of Engineers 1910. page 77
Chitty, William D. 31 May 1871 Missouri 4th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 128
Chouinard, Horace A. 31 December 1872 Wisconsin Chaplains 1910. page 105
Christian, John B. 30 August 1870 Missouri 9th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 151
Christie, Arthur C. 29 December 1879 Pennsylvania Medical Department 1910. page 52
Christy, William C. 25 November 1885 Arizona 5th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 135
Churchill, Marlborough 11 August 1878 Massachusetts 3rd Regiment of Field Artillery 1910. page 190
Church, James R. 11 October 1866 Illinois Medical Department 1910. page 41
Clark, Charles H. 29 April 1851 Massachusetts Ordnance Department 1910. page 88
Clark, Elmer W. 29 March 1869 Pennsylvania Quartermaster’s Department 1910. page 25
Clark, Henry B. 15 April 1874 Wisconsin Quartermaster’s Department 1910. page 26
Clark, John A. 9 May 1873 New Jersey Medical Department 1910. page 48
Clark, William F. 10 March 1865 Indiana Pay Department 1910. page 73
Clarke, Joseph T. 24 October 1862 Washington, D.C. Medical Department 1910. page 38
Clarke, Walter L. 10 March 1863 Illinois Signal Corps 1910. page 96
Clayton, Bertram T. 19 October 1862 Alabama Quartermaster’s Department 1910. page 23
Clayton, George R. 9 July 1871 Iowa Medical Department 1910. page 60
Clayton, Jere B. 19 April 1872 Pennsylvania Medical Department 1910. page 40
Clayton, Powell, Jr. 30 July 1871 Arkansas 11th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 162
Clem, John L. 13 August 1851 Ohio Quartermaster’s Department 1910. page 19
Clemens, Joseph 9 December 1862 England Chaplains 1910. page 103
Clifton, Alfred T. 26 May 1875 Washington, D.C. Signal Corps 1910. page 97
Clopton, William H. 13 December 1878 Missouri 13th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 171
Coburn, Henry C., Jr. 5 August 1879 Washington, D.C. Medical Department 1910. page 53
Cocke, John 8 September 1875 New Jersey 15th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 180
Coffey, Albion M. 6 October 1874 Missouri Medical Department 1910. page 61
Coffin, Jacob M. 10 June 1878 Pennsylvania Medical Department 1910. page 48
Cohen, Hyman M. 25 December 1874 New York Medical Department 1910. page 67
Coiner, Richard T. 26 December 1882 Iowa Corps of Engineers 1910. page 87
Cole, Blase 21 November 1880 New Jersey Medical Department 1910. page 68
Cole, Casper W. 3 May 1871 Maine 9th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 153
Cole, Henry G. 6 May 1869 Georgia Subsistence Department 1910. page 31
Cole, James A. 4 November 1861 New York 6th Regiment of Cavalry 1910. page 136

Here is how I found that annual register. First, on the GenealogyBank home page, select “Government Publications” under the “Collections” tab.

A screenshot of GenealogyBank's home page showing the ability to search on Government Publications
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Then, on the Government Publications search page, type “official army register for 1910” in the keywords box and hit the search button.

A screenshot of GenealogyBank's search page for the Government Publications collection
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This brings up the complete Official Army Register for 1910.

Note: the exact title of the Army Registers varied over the years, but the phrase “army register” is the key.

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