Do you have a first name for your G-Grandfather?
Dear Mr. Doyle,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Indexes to the Carded Records of Soldiers Who Served in Volunteer Organizations During the Indian Wars and the series Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the Indian Wars in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762-1917 (Record Group 94) that may include a file for your ancestor if he served as a volunteer. The series Muster Rolls of Volunteer Organizations In Various Indian Wars and Other Incidents Requiring the Employment of Troops, 1794-1858 in Record Group 94 and the series Case Files of Indian Wars Pension Applications, ca. 1817 - ca. 1926 in the Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs (Record Group 15) also may contain some relevant information. Some of these records have been digitized and may be viewed online using the Catalog. For more information about the non-digitized records, please email the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next, we located the series Enlistment Papers, 1798 - October 31, 1912 and Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914 (Microfilm Publication M233) in Record Group 94 that include military service files of the Regular Army. For information about the Enlistment Papers and M233, please contact RDT1.
M233 has been digitized and is available on Fold3 as Army Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914; on Ancestry as U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914; and on FamilySearch as United States Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. Instead, please check for access at your local library as many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for their patrons.
Plus, we located the series Muster Rolls of Regular Army Organizations, 1784-10/31/1912 in Record Group 94 that may include rolls for your great grandfather’s unit. Some records have been digitized and are available using the Catalog. You may contact RDT1 for assistance with these records.
Finally, more information about Military Service in the Florida Seminole Wars, 1817-1858 is located on the NARA website.
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We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!