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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. Also available through FamilySearch.
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. Also available through FamilySearch.
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
Abijah Bigelow: Revolutionary Soldier. Compiled by Mrs. Wm. H. Harris. Indiana Collection, B Bigelow
The following pamphlet files are located in the Indiana Room:
- Civil War
- Daughters of the American Revolution
- Military Monuments
- Naval Armory
- Naval Battle
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
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
LaPorte County InGenWeb Military Page – Includes local veteran burial listings and family files
Enlistment Record of Soldiers, 1919-1932, La Porte County – FamilySearch
Soldier’s Discharge Record, v. 1, 1865-1898, La Porte County – FamilySearch
Michigan City Armory – Beacher article
Historic Armories in Indiana – Department of Natural Resources survey