Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 6195

Department of Administrative Services. Division Archives and Records Service Territorial militia service cards

Dates: i 1850-1880.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

This filmed card file contains a partial listing of individuals who served in the territorial militia, also known as the Nauvoo Legion, from the 1850s into the 1870s. The card catalog apparently was begun as part of an attempt by the Military Records Section to create a comprehensive listing of all militia veterans by abstracting or indexing data from various publications and other series.

Each card provides the individual's name, rank, the name of the captain of the company in which he served, the dates of service, and often the number of his listing on a payroll. Occasionally additional information will be written in: a pension claim number, the volume of the allegation ("alleg.") that he had served in Indian wars (no longer arranged in volumes), place of burial, etc. Reference to "doc. 19" corresponds to a book entitled Indian Depredations in Utah.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by veteran's surname.

Related Records

Territorial militia records from the Department of Administrative Services. Division Archives and Records Service, Series 2210, contains payrolls from which much of this data was abstracted.

Indian War service affidavits from the Commissioner of Indian War Records, Series 2217, contains statements of militia service for many of these same individuals.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

Abstracted by the Military Records Section in the early 1960s and microfilmed in 1966. Archivally processed by A.C. Cone in 1990.

Indexing Terms

  • Military history--Utah--George.
  • Utah--Militia.

Container List

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