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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wasco County Records Inventory

Military Records

1855-1987

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.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Military Affidavits, 1865-1882 (.10 cu.ft.);
Military Enrollment List, 1872 (2 volumes); 1872 (1 reel of microfilm);
Military List [Enrollment], 1865 (.05 cu.ft.); 1872 (1 volume);
Military Lists [Enrollment], 1863 (1 volume);
Military Roll, 1856 (1 reel of microfilm); 1874 (1 volume); 1875-1877 (1 volume);
Search for 1863-1865, 1872 Wasco County military lists in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Army and Navy Discharge [Record-title varies], vol. 3-11, 1943-1962 (9 volumes);
Index to Military Discharges, vol. 1, 1975-1986 (1 volume);
Military Discharges [Index], ca.1918-ca.1987 (1 binder);
Military Record, vol. A, 1889-1905 (1 volume);
Military Roll, 1892 (.10 cu.ft.);
Military [Rolls], 1893-1900 (.20 cu.ft.);
[Muster List-Roll], 1855-1856 (.05 cu.ft.);
Record of Discharges Soldiers Sailors Marines [also indexes the army and navy discharge record as well as military discharges documented in the clerk's miscellaneous record], 1918-1942 (1 volume).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Basement County Archives:
Delinquent Poll and Military Tax List, ca.1890 (1 volume).

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