Survey for Local Military Veterans

The Museum has created a database to recognize local veterans who served in the United States military. Please tell us about your experiences in military service including branch, units, ranks, places and years served, military specialties, commendations received and other pertinent experiences. The compilation of the surveys will be available for viewing in the Military Room at the Museum. If you or a loved one have Excelsior Springs ties and served in the military, please print & complete the survey.

Military Room Photos


Military Records

Civil War

April 12, 1861 – April 9, 1865

1890 Veterans Schedules - Veterans from Excelsior Springs

This database is an index to individuals from Excelsior Springs enumerated in the 1890 special census of Civil War Union veterans and widows of veterans available on microfilm M123 (118 rolls) from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Information listed in this index includes the veteran's name or widow's name, rank, year of enlistment, and year of discharge.

World War I

July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918

World War I Roll of Honor - Excelsior Springs residents
published in:
America's Haven of Health p. 34
Greater Excelsior Springs Centennial p. 34

World War II

September 1, 1939 – September 2, 1945

World War II Roll of Honor - Excelsior Springs residents

Source: The Victory Handbook Published by American War Dads Auxiliary
American War Dads, Chapter No. 29, Excelsior Springs, Missouri

Korean War

June 25, 1950 – July 27, 1953

Clay & Ray County Casualties in the Korean War

Vietnam War

November 1, 1955 – April 30, 1975

Clay & Ray County Casualties in the Vietnam War

Iraq War

March 20, 2003 – December 18, 2011

Clay & Ray County Casualties in the Iraq War

ImageWorld War I battle field diorama

Above is a miniature battle field with metal soldiers and artillery portraying a battle scene in World War I.
This diorama can be seen in the Military Room at the Museum