Compiled Military Service Records consist of envelopes about the size of a modern business envelope with the soldier’s name, rank and unit on the front. Inside are muster (attendance) cards filled out every two months to account for the soldier’s whereabouts. In some cases, the cards show his absence on furlough, in hospital, in prison or on detail assignment. I will retrieve from the National Archives the original Compiled Service Record of any soldier whom the “user” identifies by name, state, and unit (e.g., John Smith, Sgt., Co. D, 211th Regt., Pa. Inf.) Retrieval steps include searchinig indexes for relevant service record file; submitting a “pull” request to NARA staff, waiting one hour for delivery; receiving the file. I will then copy the entire contents (1-15 muster cards) in digital form, and upload the digital files to Genlighten.