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Georgia, Military Discharge Records, ca.1890 - ca.1966
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Georgia, 
United States
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Location of Georgia
Record Description
Record Type Military Discharge Records
Collection years 1890-1966
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What is in This Collection?

This collection contains military discharge records for various counties in the state of Georgia ranging approximately from 1890 to 1966. More records may be added as they become available. Counties represented in the records are:

  • Baker
  • Baldwin
  • Banks
  • Bartow
  • Berrien
  • Bibb
  • Brooks
  • Bryan
  • Burke
  • Carroll
  • Catoosa
  • Charlton
  • Cherokee
  • Clarke
  • Clay
  • Clayton
  • Clinch
  • Colquitt
  • Columbia
  • Coweta
  • Crawford
  • Dade
  • Dawson
  • DeKalb
  • Dodge
  • Dooly
  • Dougherty
  • Douglas
  • Echols
  • Effingham
  • Elbert
  • Emanuel
  • Fannin
  • Fayette
  • Floyd
  • Forsyth
  • Gilmer
  • Glascock
  • Glynn
  • Gordon
  • Gwinnett
  • Habersham
  • Hall
  • Harris
  • Heard
  • Henry
  • Houston
  • Irwin
  • Jackson
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Laurens
  • Lee
  • Lowndes
  • Lumpkin
  • Macon
  • Madison
  • Marion
  • McDuffie
  • McIntosh
  • Meriwether
  • Miller
  • Mitchell
  • Murray
  • Muscogee
  • Newton
  • Ocone
  • Paulding
  • Pickens
  • Pierce
  • Pike
  • Polk
  • Pulaski
  • Putnam
  • Rabun
  • Richmond
  • Rockdale
  • Schley
  • Screven
  • Spalding
  • Stewart
  • Talbot
  • Taliaferro
  • Tattnall
  • Taylor
  • Telfair
  • Thomas
  • Towns
  • Twiggs
  • Union
  • Upson
  • Walker
  • Walton
  • Ware
  • Warren
  • Washington
  • Wayne
  • White
  • Whitfield

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What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Serial Number
  • Rank
  • Military Unit
  • Birthplace
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Date of Enlistment
  • Place of Enlistment
  • Martial States
  • Date and Place of Discharge

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How Do I Search This Collection?

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  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

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How Do I Analyze the Results?

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What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

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