Military Records

The Colorado State Archives services Colorado Volunteer and Colorado National Guard military records which are useful for historical, genealogical and other research needs.

The following records may be searched using the Archives Record Search.

  • Colorado Volunteers Transcript of Record Index (1861-1865)
  • Colorado Civil War Casualties
  • Colorado Volunteers in the Spanish American War
  • Colorado Veterans Grave Registration Index
  • Vietnam War Casualties - June-December 1966 & January-December 1968
  • Denver War Risk Insurance Applicants (1916-1919)
  • WWI Civilian Service Questionnaires - (1917-1922) 

Service Records

The Colorado State Archives has numerous record types under the category of "Service Records". Information that may be found in these records include: name; rank; age; organization; physical description; biographical information; date of enrollment and by whom; length of service; mustering out date, place, by whom, and reason; and discharge data.

  • Index to Rosters (1861-1921)
  • Rosters (1861-1921)
  • Muster Rolls (1861-1915)
  • Service Record Index Cards and Service Records (1861-1946)
  • Clothing Books (1861-1865)

Administrative Records

  • Morning Reports (1861-1865)
  • Administrative Files of the Adjutant General (1862-1950)
  • Annual/Biennial Reports of the Adjutant General (1867-1983)
  • Special and General Orders (1864-1986)
  • Laws and Codes of Regulations (1891-1963)
  • Governor's Guard Record Book (1862-1863)
  • Military Occupation of the Coal Strike Zone of Colorado by the National Guard (1913-1914)
  • Misc. Reports and Publications (various years)
  • Colorado National Guard Newsletters (1915-1950)
  • Civil Defense Publications (1951-1979)
  • Misc. Veterans Rosters (1893-1946)
  • Colorado National Guard Veterans Cemetery Plot Locations (1862-1949)

"Colorado Volunteers in the Civil War" by M.S. Elswick