What Wars?

Based on when your ancestor was born, what wars could he have reasonably had service in?Teenagers under the actual service age can lie about their age in order to enlist. Those whose ages are a little on the high side may enlist, possibly in units geared towards older enlistments–there was a “Graybeard Regiment” in the US Civil War comprised of men beyond typical enlistment age.

If someone enlisted, think about accessing their service records and potential benefit records.

For those ancestors who didn’t serve is it possible that at some point in their life they may have married someone whose military service entitled their spouse to a benefit?