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U. S. Headstone Applications
The applications are of over 621,000 applications for headstones received by the Cemeterial Division of the Quartermaster General from two National Archive microfilm publications. Most are for veterans of the Civil War or later.
Headstone application information includes all or part of the following:
Name of soldier, sailor or marine
Rank, company, regiment, state organization or vessel
Date of death
Emblem requested (Christian, Hebrew, None)
Name of cemetery with city and state of its location
Name and address of person making application
Name and address to whom headstone is being shipped
Using the Information
When you have located your ancestor’s headstone application, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Compare what is information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.