Headstone Applications, 1925-1963 record example

Headstone Applications, 1925-1963

Records: 1,670,758 · Complete: 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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Source Information

"U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com//title/926/headstone-applications-1925-1963: accessed June 24, 2021)

Publication Title
Headstone Applications, 1925-1963
Total Records
1,670,758 · Complete: 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.