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Military Order of Foreign Wars, Connecticut Commandery records

Identifier: RG109

Scope and Content

This collection is comprised only of treasurer's records including account books, cash books, check books, and bank books.


  • 1901-1921

Language of Materials

The records are in English.

Historical Note

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.


0.5 cubic feet


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

Related Material


RG 109, Military Order of Foreign Wars, Connecticut Commandery
Inventory of Records
Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
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Repository Details

Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository