The Washington, Indian War Muster Rolls holds 1,975 records in its relatively small and short-lived collection that spans just over one year. The records and birth certificates in this collection are dated between 1855 and 1856 and were retrieved from the Washington State Digital Archives, where they are currently held on electronic file. Individuals can learn more information about the Washington, Indian War Muster Rolls by visiting the Washington State Digital Archives website.
The Washington, Indian War Muster Rolls index includes vital and military information on individuals who served in the Territorial Militia, which later became known as the National Guard, during this time frame. Some of the facts you might discover in your search include the first and last name of the soldier and an estimated year of birth. The records also include the age of person when he enlisted and the year. Military information is provided as well, such as a rank and the regiment and company where the soldier served. If available, the records will even provide information about whether the soldier used a horse supplied by the state or his own mount during the war.
The Washington, Indian War Muster Rolls are all catalogued alphabetically according to the last and then first name of the soldier. You can also search for individuals based on an approximate year of birth or death. The records each feature a unique reference number as well to make your search as quick and accurate as possible.
The records of the Washington, Indian War Muster Rolls are held by the Washington State Digital Archives. To obtain original copies of the records of this collection, contact the Washington State Digital Archives at:
Washington State Digital Archives
960 Washington Street
Cheney, WA 99004
The Washington State Digital Archives is the most extensive collection of its kind in the country. The facility houses a wealth of state and local records, including military records, birth and death certificates and census information. The files are all held electronically to make searches as easy as possible, even if you must conduct your search from a distance.
The Territorial Militia was established in Washington in 1854 for the purpose of protecting the citizens of the territory and assisting with the national defense when necessary. When Washington became a state, the name of the military group was changed to the National Guard.
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