1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 4, 2020 2:47 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking records of Sgt Austin G Wells


      I am searching for confirmation that a  member of the family may have been with the 10th Horse Cavalry during the Battle of Carrizal, in particular, Sgt Austin G. Wells, in June 21, 1916. The information I have been able to obtain only deals with the actual battle.  Any information or guidance would be very much appreciated..

        • Re: Seeking records of Sgt Austin G Wells
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Curley,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for enlisted men of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after October 1912 and prior to 1958 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. In many cases where personnel records were destroyed in the 1973 fire, proof of service can be provided from other records such as morning reports, payrolls, and military orders, and a certificate of military service will be issued. Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.


          Copies of most of the monthly rosters from November 1912 to 1943 and morning reports from November 1, 1912 to 1959 are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL). For access to these records, please contact RL-SL via email at stl.archives@nara.gov


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Records of Cavalry Regiments, 1916 - 1937 in the Records of U.S. Regular Army Mobile Units (Record Group 391) that include records of the 10th Cavalry Regiment. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at Archives2reference@nara.gov


          We also located Orders, Clippings and Telegrams, 1869 - 1918; Scrapbooks of Memos Issued, 1913 - 1918; and Register of Officers' Duty, 1909 - 1917 in Record Group 391 that include records of the 10th Cavalry Regiment. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1)

          via email at Archives1reference@nara.gov


          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 RL-SL, RDT2, and RDT1. Also, the National Personnel Records Center is servicing only urgent requests related to homeless veterans, medical emergencies, and funerals which may be faxed to 314-801-0764.  We thank you for your patience and look forward to resuming normal operations when the public health emergency has ended.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!

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