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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Enlistment Papers, 1798 - October 31, 1912 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94) that include military service files for enlisted soldiers of the Regular Army. We also located Court Martial Case Files, 1894 - 1917 in the Records of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (Army) (Record Group 153) that may have a file for him if his discharge was the result of a court martial. Additionally, we located Special Orders, 1/1904 - 12/1911 and General Orders, Special Orders, Circulars, and Memorandums, 7/1896 - 1/1911 for Fort Totten in the Records of U.S. Army Continental Commands (Record Group 393) that may include an order or other record regarding his discharge. Finally, the Registers of Enlistment should indicate what regiment or other unit he was assigned to. Once you know the unit information, please request a search for his unit’s records. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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