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Table of Contents

Combs &c. - Medieval Soldiers
Royal soldiers from 1369 to 1453 (Hundred Years War)

Records

Combs &c. of the Colonial Wars…(pre-1776)
Pre-Revolutionary Soldiers (pre-1776)

Records

Combs &c. of the Revolution-Patriots…
Which actually covers the period 1776-1795 as the War waged on in the frontier states against the Indians - battles fought primarily for control of territory.

Records

Combs &c. of the Revolution-Tories…
Includes both American and British Tories

Records

Combs &c. at the Battle of Trafalgar (21 Oct 1805)

Records

Combs &c. of the War of 1812…
Which was actually not declared until 1814, but includes Indian Wars from as early as 1811 and as late as 1818

Records

Combs &c. of the Cherokee Removal (1836-1839)…

Records

Combs &c. of the Black Hawk War …
ca 1831-1832, US Frontier

Records

Combs &c. of the Mexican War… (1838)

Records

Combs &c. of the Civil War (1861-1865)
Official Records

Records

Combs &c. of the Civil War (1861-1865)
CWSS -- The US National Park Service has established the web site, Civil War Soldiers' and Sailors' System, which eventually will list all soldiers who served in the Civil War. As of June 2005, the records for “soldiers only” is considered complete; however, the “sailor” (naval) records are in the process of being recorded.

Records

Combs &c. of the Spanish American War …

Records

Combs &c. of World War I (The Great War), British Dead

Records

Combs &c. of World War I (The Great War), US Draft Registrations -

Records

Combs &c. of World War II - Dead & Missing
These are the Combs-Coombs listed in the WWII database of casualties buried in the American cemeteries managed by the American Battle Monuments Commission and those listed as Missing on the Walls of Missing at those monuments and cemeteries. The list below does not represent the Combs-Coombs who died as a result of the war and were brought home for burial.

Records

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Cherokee Removal

Extracted by Combs Researcher Thom Mont., PhD from Volunteer Soldiers in the Cherokee War [no author cited]; Moutain Press; Signal Mountain, TN; 1995: "The enclosed material is an alphabetical listing of the volunteer soldiers who served during the Cheokee disturbances or removal which has come to be known as the Cherokee Wars - 1836-1839…These are listings found in the Adjutant General's Office files of Compiled Service records of the soldiers listed in Group 94 of the records…This gives only his name, rank, unit and they are microfilmed under the state headings for their units…

Georgia

COMBS, William, Private, Georgia, Fariss's Co. - Lindsay's GA Mtd Mil.

[NOTE: "One very interesting item in these records are the listings of three women all found in Lindsay's Georgia Mounted Militia. They are given the rank of 'matron.' These are Rebecca Greer, Mary Smith and Polly Wright. If these were given pension credit, we cannot say."] No other Combs, Coombs. Comes, etc listed.

COMER, Ruben T., Pvt., Georgia, Hamiltonb's Co., 1 Ga. Mil. - Stokes'.

Tennessee

COMBS, James A., Private, Tennessee, Hickey's Co., 1 TN Inf.

COMBS, Thomas, Sergeant, Tennessee, Hickey's Co., 1 TN Inf.

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Black Hawk War

Illinois

State of Illinois Service Record of Black Hawk War 1831-1832

Capt. William C. RALLS Co. 4th Regiment mounted volunteers:
Pvt Stephen COMBS mustered out of the service of the United States at mouth of Fox River, May 28, 1832: distance from the place of enrollment, 220 miles.

(Central Ill. Chronicles 977.3 D25ce v. 1)


Spanish American War

Illinois

Spanish American War Veterans of Illinois

COMBS, Ernest E., Private, Company F, 4th IL Infantry, Resident: Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co, IL

COMBS, Delacy, Private, Company M., 8th IL Infantry, Resident: Cairo, Alexander Co, IL

COMBS, John A., Private, Company I, 8th IL Infantry, Resident: Alton, Madison Co, IL

COMBS, James H., Private, Company D, 9th IL Infantry, Resident: Mason City, Mason Co, IL


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