Oregon Military Department Records Guide

Record Series Descriptions

Enlistment and Service Records

89A-012 - Boxes 144-187: 1847-1920
90A-023 - Boxes 1-10: 1930-1977
52.9 cubic feet
Arrangement: Alphabetical by guard member's name

Series documents personnel actions recorded for members of the Oregon Military Department. Records include enlistment statements, recruit examinations, descriptive and assignment cards, oaths of office, physical descriptions, appointments, recruit declarations, correspondence, reenlistment applications, vaccination register, fingerprint cards, and parental consent forms.

Access to these records may be restricted for 75 years after the creation of the record.

See sample enlistment and service case file, 1914 (20 pages, PDF).

See the Oversize Records series for additional records that were separated from this series. Also see 34 reels of related National Archives microfilm documenting the U.S. Adjutant General's compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from Oregon. The microfilm is stored in Reference Room microfilm drawer 96.

See the Oregon Historical Records Index to search for individual names from the enlistment and service records, 1848-1928.

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State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310

Phone: 503-373-0701 • Fax: 503-378-4118 • reference.archives@state.or.us