Headstone Applications, 1925-1963 record example

    Headstone Applications, 1925-1963

    Records: 1,670,758Complete: 100%

    National cemeteries in the U.S. trace their origins back to 1862, when the government began to establish cemeteries to honor Union war dead. Over time, the government expanded burial honors and benefits available to honorably discharged U.S. soldiers. This collection contains application forms for headstones for deceased members and veterans of the U.S. armed services. Applications were made between 1925 and 1963, but they include veterans in conflicts going back to the Revolutionary War.

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    Publication Title
    Headstone Applications, 1925-1963
    Total Records
    1,670,758Complete: 100%
    Content Source
    The National Archives logoThe National Archives
    Publication Number
    M1916, M2113
    Record Group
    Published on Fold3
    26 Feb 2015
    Last Updated
    24 Apr 2015
    Applications for headstones to be provided for deceased U.S. military personnel, 1925-1963.