Military Service

Veterans Research,The U.S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939

Image of USS President Grant Transport Ship
USS President Grant Transport Ship Image of USS President Grant Transport Ship

Recently discovered ship manifests reveal how my maternal grandfather and other troops made their way to Europe and back to the United States while serving in World War I. The late Rev. Albert Nelson of Brooks, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana served in the U.S. Army in France during World War I . His military service is mentioned in a previous post where I share several resources for researching veterans . He enlisted in the army in April 1918 and completed his basic training at Camp Upton on Long Island , NY. Here is his draft registration card dated June 5, 1917. The recent hint was for a document that was part of a record collection called the U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939. There are almost thirteen million records in this collection which consist of passenger lists created between 1910 and 1939 and manifests of the WWI War Dead. The…

Military Service

Our Veterans Revealed

Sgt. Walter Grimes, MP
TSgt. Walter Grimes, US Air Force

Like so many so many American families, we have a number of men and women in our family who served this country and we are still discovering who they are! Today, I wanted to honor a few that are known in our family. These are just a few.           James McKee, a free man and eastern Ohio native, served in the Civil War at Port Hudson, LA . Many of his descendants continued the tradition of military service. Those that did not enlist or volunteer supported our service men and women through monetary contributions.  I will blog about them later.   Test you knowledge by taking quiz below. African Americans in Civil War History   Learn More about African Americans in Military Service (click/tap title below)