Pennington Research Association

Pennington Military Records

We're ready to start working again on collecting Pennington military records.  This project will be completed in several phases.  The 1st phase is to ask you to send the PRA information about any Pennington ancestor of yours that served in the military at any time in U.S. history.  This can include service in the Republic of Texas.

To help me record the data in a standardize format, please use the standards listed below.  I may add or deleted some of the data if it turns out it's not needed.  This is just the start and it's in the "test" phase at this time.

Please send your messages directly to Gene Pennington.  The records will be SHARED with all Pennington researchers as soon as they are compiled and a suitable format method is determined.

The intent is to make this data available on the PRA's website/s and eventually published in the Pedigrees and/or the next issue of the Pennington Periodicals.

If you do NOT know a piece of data in one of the columns, please enter "unknown". 

Click here if you've not yet searched NARA military service records or requested a copy of your ancestor's military records.

Some military records are available now on a number of websites, most of which are fee based.  I use www.footnote.com to search Civil War records and have found all of my ancestors who served during the Civil War.

Please share this message with all the other Pennington researchers you may know so they can contribute.  The more people we have contributing, the bigger and better the database will become.

The PRA encourages researchers to share their research with others.  To learn more about sharing your research, please visit our "Sharing Research" web page.

Please contact Gene Pennington, Research Director if you have any questions or need help.


Standardized Format for Submitting Data

Last Name (Pennington)

First Name (Give the full given first name or initials as used at time of enlistment or draft - One of my ancestors is recorded as "AJM" Pennington for example)

Middle (maybe full given middle name or initials if used at time of enlistment or draft) 

Service Number (NOT social security number - This is a reference number used by National Archives and Records Administration for search purposes.  Go to NARA's Military Service Records website for more information and explanation.)

Service (as shown on record or source - at time of enlistment or discharge or at time record was created)

Rank (as shown on record or source - can be rank at time of discharge or at time record was created)

Unit (as shown on record or source - at time of enlistment or discharge or at time record was created)

Date of Enlistment (please use dd/mm/yyyy format - i.e., 02/07/1942)

Date of Discharge (please use dd/mm/yyyy format - i.e., 02/07/1942)

Engagement or War (WWI, WWII, Civil War, Korean War, Vietnam War, etc.)

Source (please use source standards as defined by National Genealogical Society when citing sources)

Your Name (will be used as person who submitted the data)

Your e-mail address (will be used as contact e-mail address by me if I have any questions.  I will NOT publish your e-mail address.)

PRA Group Number

Document (Y or N) (If you have a source document to share, please let me know.  This helps to document the source information for all researchers.)

Document Type (Enlistment paper, discharge papers, award papers, etc.)

Picture (Y or N)

Consent (Y or N) (After I receive the data from you, I'll send you a consent to publish form via e-mail)


The three words on the scroll of the Coats of Arms are "Vincit amor patriae"

"Vincit amor patriae" means "The love of my country prevails" or "Love of Country Conquers" which is the United States Army 28th Infantry Regiment's motto.   "Vincent amor patriae laudumque immensa cupido" means "The love of my country exceeds everything."

The following motto appears in English above the mountain cat of the original Baron Muncaster Crest.  "Firm, Vigilant, Active" -Virg. AEn. vi. 823 v. Muncaster b. Pennington

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