Military records are yet another very useful set of records that will help you in finding more about your ancestors. There are a ton of records that are available for free online, and there are some very robust collections (such as Fold3 and Ancestry) that have sizable online military collections as well.
Typically, military records online fall into 5 different categories: Military service records, Selective Service records, Bounty land warrant applications, Pension records, and Special records.
Below is a link to a QuickSheet that contains a list of 28 things that you can find from these records. To obtain the one-page Quicksheet pdf for easy reference of what information to look for, you can view or download it by clicking on the link or button below.
For all the previously published Quick Reference Guides, click on QuickSheets.