Military Records

The home of Scott Air Force Base, St. Clair County’s men and women served in many wars. Some military resources are:

On our website

Soldiers’ Memorial in Jones Park, East St. Louis. Facts about some World War I men named on this memorial are on this site.

Civil War Descendant Project

In the Quarterly

Use the site search to identify article titles with words such as military or war or a discharge. For example:

“A Civil War Diary index,” Volume 13 Number 2 (1990)

“Civil War Draft Exemptions,” Volume 24 Number 2 (2001)

“Freeburg World War I Vets,” Volume 24 Number 1 (2001)

“Memorial Day, Civil War Veterans, and the Belleville Post No. 443 Grand Army of the Republic,” Volume 17 Number 2 (1994).

Military Census, 1862. This series of articles begins with Volume 20 Number 1 (1997); arranged by precincts (or townships as these were called by the mid-1880s).

Military discharges recorded at the courthouse. Though Civil War discharges are recorded, the majority are for men who served in later wars. This series of discharges recorded begins with Volume 24 Number 2 (2001) and lists all discharges filed in the Recorder’s office.

World War I (soldiers from southwestern Illinois and East St. Louis). Volume 43 Numbers 1, 2, 3 (2020); and continues in Volume 44 (2021).

Click here for the Quarterly surname indexes and Table of Contents.

In books

Men who served in wars prior to 1880 might be named in the lists published in The History of St. Clair County, Illinois (Philadelphia: Brink and McDonough & Company, 1881).

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