Commissioner of Indian War Records Militia name list
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Dates: i 1909-1918.
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
These documents at one time provided a name index to the payrolls of the territorial militia, giving document number and envelope number as filed by the Commissioner of Indian War Records (the Adjutant General of the National Guard) in the early 20th century. They were used to locate individuals on the payrolls for the purpose of validating pension claims to Indian War veterans. Documentation of service began in 1909 to validate federal pensions and continued through the 1917 creation of a state pension fund. Payrolls are no longer arranged by envelope number or that document number, so these reels no longer serve as an index. The do provide an alphabetical listing of names, each with the date(s) of the payroll(s) on which that individual appears.
Alphabetical by soldier's surname. They have also been assigned new document numbers, 5521-7472.
Indian War veterans' fund records from the Board of Examiners, Series 323, contain determination of pension eligibility for some of the same individuals listed here.
Territorial militia records from the Department of Administrative Services. Division Archives and Records Service, Series 2210, contain the original payrolls from which this name list was created.
Indian War service affidavits from the Commissioner of Indian War Records, Series 2217, contain affidavits claiming eligibility for pensions filed by some of the same individuals listed here.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
- Military pensions—Utah.
- Indians of North America—Utah—Wars—Veterans.
- Utah—Militia—Pay, allowances, etc.