What's a "Graves Registration Card?"
These record soldiers in every war from the Revolutionary War until World War II. However, they are by no means all-inclusive.
Each card includes fields for the following items: soldiers name, residence, death date, cause of death, date of burial, date of birth, place of birth, name of
cemetery, location of cemetery, lot number, type of grave marker, name of relative, address of relative, and military service record (war served in, date enlisted, date discharged, serial number, branch of service, rank, company, outfit, or ship
However, very few of these cards include
of this information. The majority of them include only the soldiers name, birth date, death date, and cemetery information. The entries for Civil War soldiers, in most cases, also include the military service record.