Military Collector & Historian Index

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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 first 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. Arm of Service

OR If Hessians selected above

4. Branch of Service

Use for Army, National Guard,
Militia, Volunteer


Use for Navy

5. Time Period (This part of the index is currently undergoing update. Post 1945 items may not dispaly correctly!)

All Periods  
Pre-colonial Era 1492 - 1625
Colonial Period 1625 - 1774
Revolutionary War 1775 - 1783
Early Republic 1783 - 1788
Federalist Era 1789 - 1811
War of 1812 1812 - 1815
Westward Expansion 1816 - 1859
Civil War Era 1860 - 1865
Reconstruction and Indian Wars 1866 - 1897
Spanish American War 1898 - 1900
Progressive Era 1901 - 1913
World War I 1914 - 1919
Inter-War Years 1920 - 1938
World War II Period 1939 - 1947
Korean War Era 1948 - 1954
Vietnam Era 1955 - 1975
End of the Cold War 1976 - 1989
Gulf War Era 1990 - 2000
Global War on Terror 2001 - Present

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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