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Microfilm at the Library

LaPorte County Enlistment Records of Soldiers, 1919-1932 – Includes surname index. Three microfilm readers are available for free public use in the Reference Department. Please ask at the Reference Desk if you have any questions. Copies are $0.15 a page.

LaPorte County Soldier’s Discharge Records, 1865-1898 – Contains a record of honorable discharges from U.S. military service, showing dates of enlistment, discharge, and recording; name, age, rank, color, address, and service record of veterans; physical condition when discharged; marital status; etc.

Three microfilm readers are available for free public use in the Reference Department. Please ask at the Reference Desk if you have any questions. Copies are $0.15 a page.


Books at the Library

Michigan City Residents Killed in Action, Vietnam. Genealogy Collection, Michigan City Michigan

Guardians of the Eighth Sea: A History of the U.S. Coast Guard on the Great Lakes. T. Michael O’Brien. Indiana Collection, 359.97 OB6G

Camp Anderson, 1863-1864: Michigan City’s Civil War Camp. Patricia Gruse Harris. Indiana Collection, 977.291 H243C

History of La Porte County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History. Indiana Collection, 977.291 H629

History of St. Joseph County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages, and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History. Indiana Collection, 977.289 H6292

Abijah Bigelow: Revolutionary Soldier. Compiled by Mrs. Wm. H. Harris. Indiana Collection, B Bigelow


Pamphlet Files

The following pamphlet files are located in the Indiana Room:

  • Civil War
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Military Monuments
  • Naval Armory
  • Naval Battle

Oral Histories

Elmer Glafke
T-4-100
Recollections on World War One service in Army Balloon Corps; anti-German sentiments in United States during WW1; recollections on life in La Porte and Michigan City after the war. Jerrold Gustafson, interviewer; August 14, 1978.

Ola P. Thorne
T-6-134
Reminiscences on his career with the United States Army Air Force 1940-1-970; service in Alaska, China, the Pentagon; guided missile development, nuclear weapon development; NATO service; work with Hans Bethe and Edward Teller. Cecilia Jankowski, interviewer; December 6, 1978. Indexed and transcribed.
Transcript: Word PDF


Online Resources

Michigan City Military Monuments Tour

LaPorte County InGenWeb Military Page – Includes local veteran burial listings and family files

Michigan City Armory – Beacher article

Historic Armories in Indiana – Department of Natural Resources survey


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