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Tennessee did not have any designated units during the Revolutionary War, as it was not a state at that time. We recommend that you contact the state from which your Revolutionary War ancestor came to inquire about available rosters and records. We have a published list of Revolutionary War pensioners, with detailed information about their pension applications, from which we can copy entries. E-mail TSLA with the name of the individual, and we will check to see if there is a listing in the index. TSLA tries to respond to e-mail questions within ten working days.

For additional information, please visit our web site for military records on microfilm.

For copies of original service and pension records of Revolutionary War soldiers, contact the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C. The National Archives web site has information about ordering military records : Access to Military Service and Pension Records and Order Forms for Military Service and Family History Records.


ORDERING INFORMATION AND FEES:

  • There is a $5 fee to photocopy all of the listings for one surname from the published list of Revolutionary War pensioners. Up to ten pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $5 fee. The $5 fee is not refundable. Payment in advance by check,  money order or credit card is required. Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Public Services Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 


 

We can check a book which lists each Tennessee soldier's name, rank, regimental commander, company commander, and unit. E-mail TSLA with the name of the individual, and we will check to see if there is a listing in the index. TSLA tries to respond to e-mail questions within ten working days.

We have a published list of War of 1812 pensioners, which lists only the pensioner's name and very brief personal information. E-mail TSLA with the name of the individual, and we will check to see if there is a listing in the index. TSLA tries to respond to e-mail questions within ten working days.

For additional information, please visit our web site for military records on microfilm. Our web site also has the essays A Brief History of Tennessee in the War of 1812 and Regimental Histories of Tennessee Units During the War of 1812.

For copies of original service records, muster rolls, and pension records of War of 1812 soldiers, contact the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C. The National Archives web site has information about ordering military records : Access to Military Service and Pension Records and Order Forms for Military Service and Family History Records.


ORDERING INFORMATION AND FEES:

  • There is a $5 fee to photocopy all of the listings for one surname from the published list of Tennesseans who served in the War of 1812. Up to ten pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $5 fee. The $5 fee is not refundable.  Payment in advance by check, money order or credit card is required. Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Public Services Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 

  • There is a $5 fee to photocopy all of the listings for one surname from the published list of pensioners from the War of 1812. Up to ten pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $5 fee. The $5 fee is not refundable.  Payment in advance by check, money order or credit card is required. Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Public Services Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 

 


 

We have a card file listing Tennesseans who served in each of these actions. The cards generally provide name, rank, date and place of enlistment, commanding officer, and date and place of discharge. We can copy the card(s) for an individual soldier from these files.

We have a published list of Indian Wars pensioners, and also one of Mexican War pensioners. These indexes list only the pensioner's name and very brief personal information. We can copy entries for all the pensioners of a surname.

For additional information, please visit our web site for military records on microfilm.

For copies of original service and pension records of Indian Wars soldiers, contact the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C. The National Archives web site has information about ordering military records : Access to Military Service and Pension Records and Order Forms for Military Service and Family History Records.


ORDERING INFORMATION AND FEES:

  • There is a $5 fee to photocopy the listings for one surname of Tennesseans in the Seminole War, Mexican War, and Cherokee Removal. Up to ten pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $5 fee. If we find more than ten pages of information, we will notify you and ask you to send additional funds for the remaining pages. The fee is not refundable.  Payment in advance by check, money order or credit card is required. Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Public Services Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 


 

We have a published list of Tennesseans who served in Confederate and Union units from Tennessee, in separate lists. The name, rank, and unit of the soldier is given. E-mail TSLA with the name of the individual, and we will check to see if there is a listing in the index. We can photocopy the entries for all the soldiers of a surname. TSLA tries to respond to e-mail questions within ten working days.

TSLA has published sources which provide brief histories of each unit from Tennessee, listing officers, marches and battles, etc. If you can identify the unit, we can photocopy the unit history. Please see the index Tennessee Civil War Unit Histories at TSLA on our web site.

Service records for Confederate and Union soldiers are held by the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C. TSLA has purchased microfilmed copies of these records.

Patrons may also order copies of the compiled service records through the National Archives and Records Administration. The National Archives web site has information about ordering military records : Access to Military Service and Pension Records and Order Forms for Military Service and Family History Records.


ORDERING INFORMATION AND FEES:

  • There is a $5 fee to photocopy all of the listings for one surname from the published list of soldiers who served in Confederate and Union units from Tennessee. Up to ten pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $5 fee. The $5 fee is not refundable.  Payment in advance by check, money order or credit card is required. Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Public Services Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 

  • There is a $5 fee to photocopy a Tennessee unit history listing officers, marches and battles, etc. Up to ten pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $5 fee. The $5 fee is not refundable.  Payment in advance by check, money order or credit card is required. Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Public Services Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 

 

  • There is a $20 fee for a copy of a Tennessee Civil War service record. Up to twenty pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $20 fee. If we find more than twenty pages of information, we will notify you and ask you to send additional funds for the remaining pages. The $20 fee is not refundable. Payment in advance by check,  money order or credit card is required. Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 

 

  • RESIDENTS OF TENNESSEE (with a current Tennessee postal address) will pay a $10 fee for a copy of a Tennessee Civil War service record. Up to twenty pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $10 fee. If we find more than twenty pages of information, we will notify you and ask you to send additional funds for the remaining pages. The $10 fee is not refundable. Payment in advance by check,  money order or credit card is required. Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 


 

The 1890 Union Veterans Census includes individuals who served in Federal units during the Civil War, along with a few Confederate veterans. We have a printed index / abstract of this census for Tennessee. E-mail TSLA with the name of the individual, and we will check to see if there is a listing in the index. TSLA tries to respond to e-mail questions within ten working days.

Once a page number and county has been identified in the census, the entry for the soldier can be copied.


ORDERING INFORMATION AND FEES:

  • There is a $5 fee to photocopy all the listings for one surname from the published abstract of the 1890 Veterans census. Up to ten pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $5 fee. The $5 fee is not refundable.  Payment in advance by check, money order or credit card is required. Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 

  • There is a $20 fee to copy a listing from the 1890 Union Veterans census. Up to twenty pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $20 fee. If we find more than twenty pages of information, we will notify you and ask you to send additional funds for the remaining pages. The $20 fee is not refundable.  Payment in advance by check, money order or credit card is required. Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 

 

  • RESIDENTS OF TENNESSEE (with a current Tennessee postal address) will pay a $10 fee to copy a listing from the 1890 Union Veterans census. Up to twenty pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $10 fee. If we find more than twenty pages of information, we will notify you and ask you to send additional funds for the remaining pages. The $10 fee is not refundable. Payment in advance by check,  money order or credit card is required. Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.   [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 


 

The Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications contain a great deal of information about the soldier's life before, during, and after the war. TSLA has copies of the applications for Confederate soldiers and widows who applied for pensions in Tennessee. Check the Index to Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications on our web site to see if there is a listing for your individual. PLEASE NOTE that the National Archives and Records Administration does not have copies of the Tennessee Confederate pension applications.


ORDERING INFORMATION AND FEES:

  • There is a $20 fee to photocopy a Tennessee Confederate Pension Application.  Up to twenty pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $20 fee. If we find more than twenty pages of information, we will notify you and ask you to send additional funds for the remaining pages.  The $20 fee is not refundable.   Payment in advance by check, money order or credit card is required.  Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.   [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 

  • RESIDENTS OF TENNESSEE (with a current Tennessee postal address) will pay a $10 fee to photocopy a Tennessee Confederate Pension Application.  Up to twenty pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $10 fee. If we find more than twenty pages of information, we will notify you and ask you to send additional funds for the remaining pages.  The $10 fee is not refundable.   Payment in advance by check, money order or credit card is required.  Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 


 

The Tennessee Confederate Soldiers' Home Applications contain information about the soldier's war experiences, and also information about his economic and family situation at the time of application. Check the Index to Tennessee Confederate Soldiers' Home Applications on our web site to see if there is a listing for your individual.


ORDERING INFORMATION AND FEES:

 

  • There is a $20 fee to photocopy a Tennessee Confederate Soldiers' Home Application.  Up to twenty pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $20 fee. If we find more than twenty pages of information, we will notify you and ask you to send additional funds for the remaining pages. The $20 fee is not refundable.   Payment in advance by check,  money order or credit card is required.  The Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 

  • RESIDENTS OF TENNESSEE (with a current Tennessee postal address) will pay a $10 fee to photocopy a Tennessee Confederate Soldiers' Home Application. Up to twenty pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $10 fee. If we find more than twenty pages of information, we will notify you and ask you to send additional funds for the remaining pages. The $10 fee is not refundable. Payment in advance by check,  money order or credit card is required. Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 


 

The effort to record Civil War veterans' experiences, both during the conflict, as well as before and after it, started in 1914. A questionnaire was developed and sent to all known living Tennessee Civil War veterans, asking them to return the questionnaires to Nashville. The responses are rich in detail about pre- and post-war life, as well as military experiences. They include personal and family information; opinions about class and race distinctions; and details of agricultural, business and educational opportunities for the young in nineteenth century Tennessee. Check the Index to Tennessee Civil War Veterans' Questionnaires on our web site to see if there is a listing for your individual.


ORDERING INFORMATION AND FEES:

  • There is a $20 fee to photocopy a Tennessee Civil War Veterans Questionnaire.  Up to twenty pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $20 fee. If we find more than twenty pages of information, we will notify you and ask you to send additional funds for the remaining pages.  The $20 fee is not refundable.   Payment in advance by check, money order or credit card is required.  Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 

  • RESIDENTS OF TENNESSEE (with a current Tennessee postal address) will pay a $10 fee to photocopy a Tennessee Civil War Veterans Questionnaire.  Up to twenty pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $10 fee. If we find more than twenty pages of information, we will notify you and ask you to send additional funds for the remaining pages.  The $10 fee is not refundable.   Payment in advance by check, money order or credit card is required.  Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 


 

A typed abstract listing Tennesseans who served in this war is available. The abstract provides name, residence, rank, date and place of enlistment, unit, and date, place of discharge and remarks. We can photocopy the entries pertaining to a surname. Check the Index to Service Abstracts of Soldiers in Tennessee Volunteer Units in the Spanish American War on our web site to see if there is a listing for your individual.


ORDERING INFORMATION AND FEES:

  • There is a $5 fee to photocopy the service abstract for a soldier (or all soldiers of one surname) who served in the Spanish American War. Up to ten pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $5 fee. The $5 fee is not refundable.  Payment in advance by check,  money order or credit card is required. Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Public Services Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 


 

A microfilmed abstract listing Tennesseans who served in this war is available. It is arranged by county, so the county of residence must be known in order to conduct a search. The abstract provides the name, residence, rank, date and place of enlistment, unit, and date, place of discharge and remarks. Check the Index to Tennessee World War I Veterans on our web site to see if there is a listing for your individual.

The Gold Star records provide personal and service-related information about World War I soldiers who died in service. We can copy an individual soldier's Gold Star record. Check the Index to Tennessee Gold Star Records on our web site to see if there is a listing for your individual.

Draft registration forms filled out by Tennessee men at the time of World War I are available.  The forms list the following information: name, address, date of birth, age, race, citizenship, present occupation, employer's name, place of employment, and the name & address of the nearest relative.  These files can be searched and a copy mailed.  Provide the name and county of residence when requesting a search.

The World War I questionnaire project was part of an effort to gather and preserve the history of Tennessee's involvement in what was then known as the Great War. The questionnaires give information on military service, as well as the home life of the soldier. We can copy an individual soldier's questionnaire. Check the Index to Tennessee World War I Questionnaires on our web site to see if there is a listing for your individual.


ORDERING INFORMATION AND FEES:

  • There is a $20 fee to photocopy a World War I service abstract from the microfilm. The $20 fee is not refundable.  Up to twenty pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $20 fee. If we find more than twenty pages of information, we will notify you and ask you to send additional funds for the remaining pages. Payment in advance by check,  money order or credit card is required. Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Public Services Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 

  • RESIDENTS OF TENNESSEE (with a current Tennessee postal address) will pay a $10 fee to photocopy a World War I service abstract from the microfilm. Up to twenty pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $10 fee. If we find more than twenty pages of information, we will notify you and ask you to send additional funds for the remaining pages. The $10 fee is not refundable.  Payment in advance by check,  money order or credit card is required. Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Public Services Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 

 

  • There is a $20 fee to photocopy a World War I Gold Star Record.  Up to twenty pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $20 fee. If we find more than twenty pages of information, we will notify you and ask you to send additional funds for the remaining pages.  The $20 fee is not refundable.   Payment in advance by check,  money order or credit card is required.  The Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312. [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 

  • RESIDENTS OF TENNESSEE (with a current Tennessee postal address) will pay a $10 fee to photocopy a World War I Gold Star Record. Up to twenty pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $10 fee. If we find more than twenty pages of information, we will notify you and ask you to send additional funds for the remaining pages.  The $10 fee is not refundable. Payment in advance by check,  money order or credit card is required. Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 

 

  • There is a $20 fee to photocopy a World War I draft registration form.  Up to twenty pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $20 fee. If we find more than twentypages of information, we will notify you and ask you to send additional funds for the remaining pages.  The $20 fee is not refundable.   Payment in advance by check,  money order or credit card is required.  Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 

  • RESIDENTS OF TENNESSEE (with a current Tennessee postal address) will pay a $10 fee to photocopy a World War I draft registration form. Up to twenty pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $10 fee. If we find more than twenty pages of information, we will notify you and ask you to send additional funds for the remaining pages.  The $10 fee is not refundable. Payment in advance by check,  money order or credit card is required. Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 

  • There is a $20 fee to photocopy a World War I questionnaire.  Up to twenty pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $20 fee. If we find more than twenty pages of information, we will notify you and ask you to send additional funds for the remaining pages.  The $20 fee is not refundable.   Payment in advance by check,  money order or credit card is required.  The Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 

  • RESIDENTS OF TENNESSEE (with a current Tennessee postal address) will pay a $10 fee to photocopy a World War I questionnaire. Up to twenty pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $10 fee. If we find more than twenty pages of information, we will notify you and ask you to send additional funds for the remaining pages.  The $10 fee is not refundable. Payment in advance by check,  money order or credit card is required. Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 

 


 

A published list, a card file, and individual volume indexes combine to index militia commissions 1796-1861. We can check these records for an individual and supply copies of his entry. Militia commissions contain no personal information. They give name, county, date of commission and rank.


ORDERING INFORMATION AND FEES:

  • There is a $20 fee to photocopy a Tennessee Militia Commission record.  Up to twenty pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $20 fee. If we find more than twenty pages of information, we will notify you and ask you to send additional funds for the remaining pages.  The $20 fee is not refundable.   Payment in advance by check,  money order or credit card is required.  The Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 

  • RESIDENTS OF TENNESSEE (with a current Tennessee postal address) will pay a $10 fee to photocopy a Tennessee Militia Commission record. Up to twenty pages of photocopies can be mailed for the $10 fee. If we find more than twenty pages of information, we will notify you and ask you to send additional funds for the remaining pages.  The $10 fee is not refundable. Payment in advance by check,  money order or credit card is required. Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312.  [GO TO FORM SS-2236 -- Military Records Search Request]
  • Please note that we ask that you submit each search request on a separate form. There may be a waiting period of up to 3-4 weeks before you receive a reply.
  • TSLA can, for an additional $5.00 fee, certify a document in our collection.
  • Some printed indexes and microfilmed records are available for delivery via e-mail through TSLA E-Docs.

 

 

Some printed indexes and microfilmed records may be available for delivery through our e-mail service.  Requests to be delivered by e-mail, however, must be submitted in the same manner as our Services by Mail requests:  payment in advance by check, money order or credit card is required.  Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department,  403  Seventh Avenue North,  Nashville TN  37243-0312.  If you request electronic delivery of a document, you must check the e-mail box under "Delivery Instructions". If no boxes are marked, or if more than one box is marked, the record will be photocopied and sent via US Mail.

  • Records available through this service are scanned and saved as a .pdf file.  Documents can only be saved as .pdfs.  Patrons can download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the files.
  • Records sent via e-mail service cannot be certified. 
  • TSLA will e-mail the record to one e-mail address. 
  • If the file size exceeds 10 pages or 15 megabytes, the .pdf file will be placed on a CD and mailed. 
  • If it is not feasible to scan the record you are requesting, a print copy will be mailed to you.
  • Due to space limitations, digital copies of records will be maintained on TSLA’s server for 30 days.  After 30 days, the digital copies of the records will be deleted from the server.  Once the digital copies of the records have been deleted, they will not be available for e-mail delivery unless another request, along with the required fee, is submitted. 

Digital copies of records will be sent from the e-mail address reference.tsla@tn.gov

 

 

There are situations where a court, insurance company, Social Security Office, nursing home, or genealogical society may require an individual to submit a certified copy of a document. When TSLA certifies a document, the photocopy is marked with a stamp avowing that it is a true and exact copy of a document held at TSLA. The document is signed and dated by a designated TSLA staff member, and an embossed seal is placed over the signature and date.

  • If needed, TSLA can certify a copy of a record held in our collection.  There is a fee of $5.00 to certify one copy of the document, in addition to the initial search fee. If you wish for more than one copy of a record to be certified, each additional certification is $5.00.
  • If you think certification may be needed, please indicate this when the initial copy order is placed, as we cannot certify after-the-fact any copies that have left our facility.  We cannot certify copies of items that we have not copied ourselves.  If you decide at a later date that you need items certified that you have already received, we will have to charge you for the order a second time and re-copy all the materials.
  • TSLA cannot certify electronic copies (scans) of documents.
  • If you pay in advance for a record search and certification and the record is not located, neither the search fee nor the certification fee are refundable.  For this reason, when searching for a record that you wish to have certified, TSLA suggests that you use our downloadable forms and pay by credit card.  If you pay by credit card and a record is not located, then you will not be charged the additional $5.00 certification fee.

 

Updated June 15, 2011