|Homer Albert Thayer - Navy discharge with honors|
23 November 2013
Judge Advocate General, Naval Disciplinary Barracks, Port Royal, S.C. 1911-1915 records in the Federal Archives at Atlanta
The records for the Judge Advocate General, Naval Disciplinary Barracks, Port Royal, S.C. are located in the National Archives at Atlanta. Textual records for Record Group (RG) 125 are available for public research at the National Archives at Atlanta, 5780 Jonesboro Rd, Morrow, GA 30260, 770-968-2100. NARA at Atlanta is the repository for federal records created in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Record Group 125, Records of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (Navy) 1799-1950, was established 8 June 1880. Among other duties, the offices of the Judge Advocate General, JAG, administer military justice, enforce court-martial sentences, and handle claims against the navy. A complete history and record list is available online at the National Archives website www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/125.html.
Other documents in this collection include name changes, enlistment records, and court martial.
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