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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jackson County Records Inventory

Military Records

1863-1900

Series lists those eligible for military service and records the discharge dates of those who served in the military. Series includes eligibility, enlistment, discharge registers, or muster rolls, and may include alphabetical indexes. Information includes name of individual serving or eligible for service; enlistment and discharge dates and codes; residences at birth and enlistment; occupations and ages at time of enlistment; branches of service; precinct numbers; service records including commendations; physical condition, education and types of jobs performed while in service; and rank at discharge. Access to military discharge records may be restricted for 75 years by 2009 Oregon Legislative Assembly SB 618.

Before 1966 military discharges were recorded in the clerk's Miscellaneous Record (Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings). Since 1966 military discharges have been recorded in the clerk's Official Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
[Military Rolls], 1868-1873 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Research Library:
Jackson County Military Lists [A List of Persons Liable to Do Military Duty-no. 4358], 1880 (1 volume);
Jackson County Military Lists [Military List for Jackson County-no. 4361], 1883 (1 volume); [no. 4359], 1887 (1 volume);
Jackson County Military Lists [Military List-no. 4351], 1869 (1 volume); [no. 4352], 1870-1871 (1 volume); [no. 4354], 1877 (1 volume); [no. 4347], 1887 (1 volume);
Jackson County Military Lists [Military List of Jackson Co.-no. 4360], 1882 (1 volume);
Jackson County Military Lists [Military List of Jackson County Oregon-no. 4350], 1868 (1 volume); [no. 4353], 1873 (1 volume);
Jackson County Military Lists [M List-Military List-no. 4357], 1875 (1 volume); [no. 4355], 1878 (1 volume); [no. 4356], 1879 (1 volume);
Military Rolls, 1868-1873 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Military Roll-title varies-MS 518], 1884 (1 volume); 1885 (1 volume); 1886 (1 volume); 1887 (1 volume); 1897 (1 volume); 1899 (1 volume); 1900 (1 volume).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
List of Persons Liable to do Military Duty, 1864 (1 volume);
Military Roll 1874 (1 volume).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1264B Jackson County [Military Roll-title varies], 1863, 1874-1875 (3 volumes).

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