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WAR OF 1812
REVOLUTIONARY WAR GRAVES
MASSACHUSETTS IN THE REVOLUTION
DAUGHTERS OF THE
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Curator General, 1917
CATHERINE BRITTON BARLOW
SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
WORLD WAR I REGISTRANTS
BURIAL PLACES OF OUR VETERANS
Alphabetized by first name
A - H I - O P - Z
AMERICAN SOLDIERS BURIED IN FOREIGN SOIL
WWI MOTHER'S PILGRIMAGE 1930
VIETNAM WAR CASUALTIES
INDEX TO TO BARLOW MEN WHO SERVED IN THE MILITARY
EDSON BARLOW compiled these service records for our use, a huge THANKS to him and his wife for that, he makes note: This list is compiled from a variety of sources and there are probably duplicates, e.g. John Barlow and J. Barlow. Sometimes I have been able to dig into the regimental histories and find that, say, the nth MS Infantry was combined with the xth MS Infantry to form the yth MS Infantry - then it becomes pretty obvious that the J. Barlow of one is the same guy as the John Barlow of the combination. But where it wasn't so obvious, I kept them separate.
HOW TO ORDER ORIGINAL SERVICE RECORDS
The original service records of Union and Confederate Civil War Soldiers and the pension records of Union veterans are maintained at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, where they are available for research to anyone at least age 16. The records exist in their originally created form or on microfilm. You can request searches of those records by using the NATF forms 85 and 86 (see right). The military service records and pension files are separate series of records and must be requested on separate forms (Form 86 for military service records and Form 85 for pension files). For example, if you need both the service record and the pension file for one particular veteran who fought for the Union, you need to complete two NATF Forms, 86 and 85. Instructions on the NATF Forms 85 and 86 explain the payment procedure for copies.
Obtaining NATF Forms:
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Include the type of "form" (85 or 86) in your message, and be sure to include your postal mailing address and quantity of forms needed.
Textual Reference Branch (NWDT1) National Archives and Records Administration 7th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20408.
See https://eservices.archives.gov/orderonline/ for more information.
You will first have to order the forms, which only takes a few days to receive, but the last time I ordered these papers on one of my relatives, the cost was $11, and it took several months to receive the records back after sending in the forms,so be patient.
FREE HEADSTONES FOR YOUR VETERAN
Government Provides Free Headstones to Any Veteran
NORTH COUNTY TIMES, JANUARY 10, 1999 ASSOCIATED PRESS
A polished new headstone stands by two worn markers in a tiny private cemetery in Tennessee, a tribute to the man whose gravesite it marks and a federal program that tries to ensure that no veteran's grave goes unmarked. John Alford was a Revolutionary War veteran from Virginia who died in Nashville on April 24, 1837. Though he served in the military more than 200 years ago, his family still was eligible for a government headstone through the National Cemetery System, the section of the Department of Veterans Affairs that maintains 115 national cemeteries.
Steven Westerfeld, a spokesman for the system, said a gravestone can be the most significant benefit a veteran receives. "These are people who fought for our country and we owe a great debt of gratitude for that and it behooves us to make sure that they are not forgotten." Westerfeld said.
The VA provided about 270,000 headstones last year. Though most of the markers go to recently deceased veterans, the tombstone and marker project also provides stones to replace those that have been lost, damaged or destroyed.
Jane Alford found John Alford's stone was crumbling when her genealogy research led her to the tiny cemetery on the lawn of a historic home on the outskirts of Nashville. John Alford, her husband's great-great-great-great-greatgrandfather, joined the Army in Virginia and guarded British prisoners of war. While researching his background, Jane Alford learned about the headstone program, which requires documentation of a veteran's service. It takes about a year for a headstone, valued at about $350, to be carved and shipped. Families may choose either granite or marble headstones, or a brass marker. And the headstone or marker may be upright or flat.
To apply for a headstone, contact Memorial Programs Services at (800) 697-6947. The necessary forms can be obtained from many funeral homes, VA offices, etc., or online via the Internet. For veterans information on headstones and markers, go to http://www.cem.va.gov/hm.htm. There you will find the eligibility criteria and how /where to get the forms you need. Also lists a toll-free number for info - 1-800-827-1000.
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Alphabetized by first name
Pensions Filed, all wars
BARLOW IN THE 4TH MAINE INFANTRY
MASSACHUSETTS IN THE CIVIL WAR
KENTUCKY IN THE CIVIL WAR
LOUISIANA IN THE MILITARY
MARYLAND IN THE CIVIL WAR
GENERAL FRANCIS CHANNING BARLOW
BRIG. GEN. JOHN WHITNEY BARLOW
THE SEIGE OF VICKSBURG, and SOME PERSONAL EXPERIENCES CONNECTED THEREWITH
Written by: Mrs. Ida Barlow Trotter of Winona, Mississippi