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REC/MSS/109. Military Order of Foreign Wars

 Record Group Term
Identifier: REC/MSS/109
The Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States is the oldest veterans’ and hereditary association in the nation, with a membership that includes officers and their hereditary descendants from all of the Armed Services. It began as the Military and Naval Order of the United States, organized in December 1894 in New York City. Membership in the Order was originally limited to veterans (and their descendants) of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Mexican War. In April 1895, the name of the Order was officially changed to its present name. In 1969, membership was extended to veterans and their descendants who served during a foreign war or expedition and to those who served in an enlisted status and were later commissioned. The Connecticut Commandery was formed in February 1896. Records include financial records, membership certificates, campaign ribbons, and photographs.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Framed certificate with seal.

 Unprocessed Material — Accession T001429
Identifier: T001429
Dates: Other: n.d.

Military Order of Foreign Wars, Connecticut Commandery records

Identifier: RG109

The Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States, Connecticut Commandery, was organized on February 13, 1896, to honor the names and deeds of military men and for related purposes

Dates: 1901-1921

Treasurer's records.

 Unprocessed Material — Accession T001445
Identifier: T001445
Dates: Other: 1901 - 1921