Dear Mr. Golden,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
The application you seek may be filed in one of several series. We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Applications for Headstones in Private Cemeteries, 1909 - 1924 in the Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General (Record Group 92) that may include Revolutionary War headstone applications. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, we located Applications for Headstones, 1/1/1925 - 6/30/1970 in Record Group 92 and Applications for Headstones and Markers, 7/1/1970 - 9/30/1985 in the Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs (Record Group 15) that may include Revolutionary War headstone applications. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL) at email@example.com.
The 1/1/1925 through 6/30/1970 records have been digitized by Ancestry and may be viewed online as U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1970. 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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT1 and RL-SL. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
For the location of headstone applications after September 30, 1985, please contact Kim Tart or Martin L. Hill (Alternate), Records Managers, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Washington, DC 20420. Their email addresses are firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Please request the name of the facility, transfer numbers, and box numbers.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!