U.S. Army Indian Campaign Service Records Index, 1815-1858

This record collection indexes the compiled service records of men who served in various Indian wars or participated in the quelling of Indian disturbances and hostilities, 1815-1858:

Black Hawk War
Cherokee Disturbances and Removal
Cherokee War
Creek War
Florida War
Sac and Fox War
Seminole War
Utah Expedition, 1857-58
Winnebago Indian Disturbances

Trail of Tears (NLM.gov photo)

You can search for particular individuals, and search results include this info:

Unit Name

The search result also includes a View Record link to an image of the man’s service card. You should take a quick look, as the service card normally also includes the man’s rank in and out of service, as well as the name of the captain of his company.

You can also search using rank, unit, war, or keyword as your criteria, so you could (for example) create lists such as these:

Men holding the rank of cpl [corporal]
Men serving in units from the State of Illinois
Men serving in a particular unit

You can use Ancestry LE at Central Library or any of our branches.

Here’s a list of SLPL reference databases.

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