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your best bet is to contact NARA in Washington DC (info on their website). If you
can't go in person, they will - for a fee- look up your ancestor. They don't
always find someone but considering he was Court Martialed the liklihood is good there
would be a wealth of records. I have had some wonderful results and then also, still
looking for an elusive sailor.
Your guy probably didn't qualify for a pension - those records can be gold mine. Women
sometimes sent in their marriage record to prove their marriage in order to get late
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