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ZB (Personnel) Files in the Navy Department Library

Xantus - Zink


This series contains various documents and ephemera pertaining to US naval officers and some civilians, especially those serving during the 19th century. Coverage of a number of outstanding officers of the late 18th and early 20th centuries, as well as some enlisted personnel, also is provided. It is estimated that the careers of 35,000 separate individuals are documented to some extent in these files.

The contents of individual files can include such items as: (1) compiled service chronologies; (2) biographical summaries; (3) service data cards (Civil War period); (4) letters of recommendation for appointment or promotion; (5) pay vouchers (Civil War period); (6) fragmentary personal and official letters; (7) official Office of Naval Records and Library, and Naval History Division correspondence providing information on specific officers. The contents of individual files range from extensive to sparse, sometimes only containing a single piece of paper.

Use and Reproduction Policy

Z File materials are unavailable for loan and must be consulted in the library. Photocopying of manuscripts, as well as fragile items, is generally prohibited, though the use of digital cameras by researchers to reproduce non-copyrighted materials is permitted. Permission to photocopy a few pages may be granted by the reference staff, contingent upon the physical state of items. All photocopying of materials shall be done by the reference staff, or under their close supervision. The use of personal scanners by non-library staff personnel must be approved by the reference staff on a document-by-document basis (Reference: Naval Historical Center Instruction [NAVHISTCENTINST] 5070.1C.).


The NDL staff are in the process of inventorying and digitizing these files. The lists available below are incomplete and may not reflect current holdings. Updates will be made to these lists as the information becomes available.

Please note that we are also in the process of placing distinguishing identifiers (rank, rating, etc.) next to individuals with the same name.

* denotes personnel has one or more folders dedicated to their documents

Name List of Documents
Xantus, John  
Name List of Documents
Yader, L.G.  
Yadon, John Seaton  
Yamron, Benjamin  
Yancey, Charles K.  
Yard, Benjamin H.  
Yard, Edward M.  
Yardley, George E.  
Yarnall, J.H.  
Yarnall, John Joliffe *  
Yarnell, Abner H.  
Yastrow, William  
Yates, _________ (Pilot)  
Yates, Arthur R.  
Yates, Isaac I.  
Yates, James B.  
Yates, Jeremiah S.  
Yates, John A.  
Yates, Joseph A.  
Yates, Josiah A.  
Yates, R.C.  
Yates, William  
Yea, John  
Yeager, Charles F.  
Yeager, John  
Yeager, Nicholas  
Yeater, A.J.  
Yeates, Donaldson  
Yeatman, Charles E.  
Yeaton, Hopley  
Yellot, J.  
Yeo, William F.  
Yeoman, George  
Yeomans, James  
Yeomans, R.H.  
Yergan, David  
Yerger, Theodore  
Yhenlon, Jeremiah  
Yocum, Reuben  
Yoe, _______  
Yoe, George W.  
Yoft, Tobias N.  
Yonge, Bragg  
York, Elbridge G.  
York, George  
York, George W.  
York, John (Ord. Seaman, 1838)  
York, John W. (Able Seaman, 1840)  
York, John W.E. (Midshipman, 1865)  
York, Richard G.  
Yorke, Louis A.  
Yorke, Louis S.  
Yorke, Patton John  
Yorston, Matthew M.  
You, Isaac S. Keith  
Young, ______ (Daughter of 1812 Society)  
Young, _________ (CAPT, 1865)  
Young, _________ (LCDR, 1900)  
Young, _________ (Civil War)  
Young, _________ (LT, 1898)  
Young, Adam  
Young, Andrew (Amer. Rev. WAr)  
Young, Andrew (Fireman, CSN)  
Young, Andrew J.  
Young, Charles (Pay Steward)  
Young, Charles B.  
Young, Charles P.  
Young, Columbia  
Young, Ebenezer Russell  
Young, Edward L. *  
Young, Ephraim  
Young, Franklin  
Young, George (Ord. Seaman, 1838)  
Young, George W. (LCDR, 1864)  
Young, George W. (Ord. Seaman, 1864)  
Young, Golson  
Young, Henry (1863)  
Young, Henry (Discharged 1858)  
Young, Henry (Sailing Master)  
Young, Horatio N.  
Young, J. (1781)  
Young, J. (LCDR, 1862)  
Young, Jacob C.  
Young, James (Ord. Seaman, 1837)  
Young, James G. (1847)  
Young, James Gantz  
Young, Jefferson  
Young, John (CAPT, Rev. War) *  
Young, John (1808)  
Young, John (Ord. Seaman, 1836)  
Young, John (Landsman, 1838)  
Young, John G. (Civil War)  
Young, John G. (Applicant, 1833)  
Young, John Jay  
Young, John L. (Actg. 3rd Engr. 1863)  
Young, John M.  
Young, Jonathan *  
Young, Joseph (Marine, 1826)  
Young, Joseph (CSN)  
Young, Joseph S.  
Young, Lewis  
Young, Lucien *  
Young, Moses P.  
Young, Nathan L.  
Young, Perrit D.  
Young, R. (CAPT)  
Young, Robert (Ord. Seaman, 1837)  
Young, Samuel (Rev. War)  
Young, Samuel G.  
Young, Stephen (Gunner, 1878)  
Young, Stephen (Ord. Seaman, 1899)  
Young, Thomas (Rev. War)  
Young, Thomas (LT, 1841-1856) *  
Young, Thomas (CSN)  
Young, Thomas E.  
Young, Thomas Wellington  
Young, V.G.  
Young, William (various)  
Young, William (Able Seaman, 1839)  
Young, William (Enlisted, 1840)  
Young, William (1869)  
Young, William (CSN)  
Young, William D.  
Young, William L.  
Young, William S.  
Young, William Smith  
Youngblood, William  
Younger, Henry  
Younghusband, Henry  
Younghusband, William  
Younglove, Ezra  
Youngs, Hicks L.  
Yule, George  
Name List of Documents
Zamath, George  
Zane, Abraham  
Zane, Orloff A.  
Zantzinger, John Paul  
Zantzinger, Louis F.  
Zantzinger, William P.  
Zebley, Jacob  
Zeigemeier, Henry Joseph  
Zeigler, Asa H.  
Zeigler, David H.  
Zeilin, Jacob  
Zeilin, W.J.  
Zell, James Armitage  
Zeller, Theo  
Zembsch, L.  
Zenneck, Julius Frederick  
Zerbe, Raymond W.  
Zerega, Alfred L.B.  
Zerman, Napoleon  
Zettick, John Julius Pierce  
Zeuchting, August  
Zidd, Charles Plummer  
Ziegemeier, Henry J.  
Ziegler, John Quincy Adams  
Zillhard, Isaac  
Zimmerman, August  
Zimmerman, Charles (Actg. Ensign, 1865)  
Zimmerman, Charles William (LT, killed 1862)  
Zimmerman, Eugene  
Zimmerman, Phillip  
Zimmerman, William  
Zink, Gustan A.  


Published: Mon Sep 20 13:21:19 EDT 2021