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|Record Creator:||Military Department|
This collection contains the register used to record enlistment in the National Guard in Washington between 1885 and 1907. The register lists the name, rank, company, regiment, birthplace, age, occupation, residence, and enlistment date for each enlistee.
|Related Records:||For more information, or to learn about related records, contact the Washington State Archives at (360) 586-1492, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Access Restriction Notes:||These records are open for research.|
|Source of Transfer||State Government Archives
|Agency History:||The Military Department was established to protect Washington citizens, and to participate in national defense as necessary. In 1854, the Territorial Legislature first created a Territorial Militia. After Washington became a state, this militia became the National Guard, which is organized, equipped, and federally recognized under the United States National Defense Act.|
|Preferred Citation:||[Identification of item], Military Department, National Guard Enlistment Register, 1885-1907, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].|