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We recommend that you start your search broadly, then narrow it by adding additional keywords or restrictors. You can use any combination of the numbered paragraphs below. The more you add, the more you narrow the search, and make it less likely to find any articles that meet the critieria. Values must be entered in at least one of the 1st four paragraphs below for a valid search. Click any of the "Submit" buttons to start the search.

1. Keywords: Any word from the title or keywords list. For entries on Black Soldiers enter BLK. Reviews of books by an author: enter authors lastname, and check "title."
Enter a word, or phrase (no commas):

  Where you want to search: Title
Key Words

2. State or Country: Select one state or one country (only values used in the database are listed)

OR Countries

3. Service

OR If Hessians selected above

4. Branch of Service

Use for Army, National Guard,
Militia, Volunteer


Use for Navy

5. Time Period

All Periods
Pre-colonial before 1625
Colonial 1625 - 1774
Revolution 1775 - 1783
Federation 1783 - 1788
Federal 1789 - 1811
War of 1812 1812 - 1815
1816 - 1859
Civil War 1860 - 1865
1866 - 1897
Sp. American 1898 - 1900
1901 - 1913
WW I 1914 - 1919
1920 - 1940
WW II 1941 - 1945
Post WW II 1945 -

6. Restrictors. You may restrict your search by clicking one of the buttons below:
Whole Dataset (plates, articles, notes, reviews, letters)
Plates Only (plate artists and text authors)
Plate Artist Only (excludes plate text authors)
Plate Text Author Only (excludes plate artists)
Articles & Notes Only (no plates or reviews, incl. letters)
Articles Only (no notes, plates or reviews, incl letters)
Notes Only (no articles, plates or reviews, incl. letters)
Reviews Only (no articles, notes, plates, or letters)
Letters Only (no articles, notes, plates, or reviews)

Within the database short contributions (< two pages of text) are
classified as notes, and longer contributions (> two pages of text)
as articles.

7. Some Examples: An entry must be made in at least one of the first four columns
1 2 3 4 5 6
No. Keywords State/Country Service Branch Period Restrictor
1 accouterments CSA Marine Corps
2 Navy
3 insignia Pennsylvania 1860-1865
4 Hessian Brunswick plates only
5 New York National Guard Artillery 1946 -

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