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

Fold3, Headstone Applications, 1925-1963 (/title/926/headstone-applications-1925-1963 :accessed October 28, 2020), database and images,

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