Source Information

Ancestry.com. U.S. Military Manuals, 1863-1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.
Original data: United States Army. Army Heritage Collection Online, <http://www.ahco.army.mil/site/index.jsp>, accessed August 2007.

About U.S. Military Manuals, 1863-1973

This database contains approximately 900 U.S. military manuals and publications dating from 1863-1973. Publication types include, but are not limited to:

  • General Orders

  • Regulations

  • Field manuals

  • Technical manuals

  • Organizational manuals

  • Equipment manuals

These manuals and publications represent historical military operations and practices. Studying these manuals will provide historical perspective and context for ancestors who served in the wars listed below, as well as for ancestors who served in the military during peacetime.

  • Civil War

  • Spanish American War

  • Philippine Insurrection

  • World War I

  • World War II

  • Korean War

  • Vietnam War