Requesting Military Records
Military records consist of service records, pension records, and bounty-land records.
Service Records for the years c.1775-1916 are available by submitting NATF Form 86 to:
National Archives and Records Administration,
Attn: NWCTB, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20408-0001.
Military Service Records for c.1917 to the present are available by submitting
form SF 180 to:
National Personnel Records Center,
1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63138
Pension Records include veteran pensions as well as pension applications of widows.
Copies of military pension claims (1775-1916) can be requested by submitting
NATF Form 85 to NARA in Washington D.C.
Soldiers who sought land as a substitute for wages filed Bounty-Land Warrants.
To access bounty land warrant applications (1775-1855) submit form NATF Form 85 to
NARA in Washington D.C.
To request military forms, visit the NARA Website at: