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ZB (Personnel) Files in the Navy Department Library

Oakes - Oxley


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
Oakes, James  
Oakes, Jonathan  
Oakes, Robert  
Oakes, Thomas  
Oakes, Zadok  
Oakford, Isaac R.  
Oakley, Bedford S.  
Oakley, Edward T.  
Oakley, Eugene H.  
Oakley, Henry  
Oakley, James M.  
Oakman, Samuel  
Oakman, Tobias  
Oaks, Calvin  
Oaksmith, Sidney  
Oates, James  
Oates, John H. *  
Oatfield, William H.  
Oatley, John C.  
Oatway, ---------  
O'Bannon, John (CAPT)  
O'Bannon, John (COL)  
O'Bannon, John W.  
O'Bannon, Presley N. *  
O'Bannon, Thomas  
Oben, R.  
Ober, B.  
Obey, J.  
Obrey, Francis  
O'Brian, David  
O'Brian, John  
O'Brian, Thomas  
O'Brian, Thomas  
O'Brien, Albert  
O'Brien, Arthur  
O'Brien, C.L. or T.L.  
O'Brien, Douglas F.  
O'Brien, Edward D.  
O'Brien, Eugene Regis *  
O'Brien, George  
O'Brien, Hugh  
O'Brien, James  
O'Brien, Jeremiah (Rev. War)  
O'Brien, John  
O'Brien, John  
O'Brien, John  
O'Brien, John  
O'Brien, John  
O'Brien, John (CSN)  
O'Brien, John (fireman, CSN)  
O'Brien, John (CSN)  
O'Brien, John C.  
O'Brien, Joseph  
O'Brien, Joseph  
O'Brien, Martin  
O'Brien, Matthew *  
O'Brien, Michael (CSN)  
O'Brien, Michael  
O'Brien, Patrick  
O'Brien, Patrick  
O'Brien, Patrick  
O'Brien, Richard  
O'Brien, Richard  
O'Brien, Robert  
O'Brien, Robert (CSN)  
O'Brien, Samuel A.  
O'Brien, Sean  
O'Brien,  T.L. or C.L.  
O'Brien, Thomas  
O'Brien, Timothy  
O'Brien, Timothy  
O'Brien, Timothy  
O'Brien, William J.  
O'Bryan, Edward D.  
O'Bryan, George  
O'Bryan, Tim  
O'Buru, Bernard  
O'Callaghan, Edward J.  
O'Chiltree, David *  
O'Connel, John  
O'Connell, Daniel Michael  
O'Connell, James  
O'Connell, John  
O'Connell, John C. (alias Howard, John C.)  
O'Connell, John C.  
O'Connell, John C.  
O'Conner, Lawrence  
O'Connor, Daniel  
O'Connell, Frederic A.  
O'Connor, James F.  
O'Connor, Jerehriah William  
O'Connor, John  
O'Connor, Nicholas  
O'Connor, Peter  
O'Connor, William  
O'Connor, Timothy W.  
O'Conway, Josephus M.S.  
O'Daniel, -----  
O'Daniel, John  
Odbert, Henry S.  
Oddie, John  
Oddie, Tasker L.  
O'Dell Family  
Odell, Alvin  
Odell, Alvin A.  
Odell, George S.  
Odell, John J.  
Odell, Robert  
Odell, William  
Odendhall, John  
Odenheimer, William H. Jr. *  
Odenwald or Odewald, George  
Odiorne, Howard L.  
Odiorne, Levi L.  
Odiorne, Walter C.  
O'Donnel, John  
O'Donnel, Hugh  
O'Donnel, James  
O'Donniel, Edward  
O'Dwyer, Michael  
Name List of Documents
Oellers, James P.  
Offerman, George K.  
Offield, William  
Offley, David R.  
Offley, Holmes E.  
Offutt, J. A.  
Offutt, John R.  
O'Friell, William  
Ogden, Frederick Naxh  
Ogden, Herbert G. *  
Ogden, Hewey W.  
Ogden, J.S.  
Ogden, John  
Ogden, Jonathan Graham  
Ogden, William B.  
Ogden, William H.  
Ogden, William H.  
Ogden, William S.  
Ogieo, William C.  (also Ogier)  
Ogier, John Martin  
Ogier, Louis  
Ogier, William  
Ogilve, A.  
Ogilvie, James *  
Ogilvie, James B. *  
Ogle, John  
O'Grady, Henry  
Oguri, Kozaburo  
O'Hara, Ensign  
O'Hara, Edward  
O'Hara, Henry W.  
O'Hara, Michael  
O'Hara, Michael  
O'Harra, Timothy  
O'Hearn, William  
Ohms, Fred  
O'Kane, James  
O'Kane, James V.  
O'Keefe, ----  
O'Keefe, D.J.  
O'Keefe, Francis  
O'Kell, Peter  
Olcott, Emmet R.  
Olcott,  Frederick W.  
Olcott, H.S.  
Olcott, Harry  
Olcott, Sidney S.  
Oldenburg, Herman  
Oldham, Edward J.  
Oldham, W.H.  
O'Leary, ----  
O'Leary, A.  
O'Leary, Arthur  
Oler, Henry D. *  
Oliphant, Joseph B.  
Oliveria, William D.  
Ogier, William  
Ogilvie, A.  
Ogilvie, James *  
Ogilvie James G. *  
Ogle, James B.  
Ogile, John  
O'Grady, Henry  
OGuri, Kozaburo  
O'Hara, Charles  
O'Hara, Ensign  
O'Hara, Edward  
O'Hara, Henry W.  
O'Hara, Michael  
O'Hara, Michael  
O'Harra, Timothy  
O'Hearu, William  
Ohmd, Fred  
O'Kane, James  
O'Kane, James V.  
O'Keefe, D.J.  
Okeefe, Francis  
O'Kell, Peter  
Olcott, Emmet R.  
Olcott, Frederick W.  
Olcott, H.S.  
Olcott, Harry  
Olcott, Sidney S.  
Oldenburg, Herman  
Oldham, Edward J.  
Oldham, W.H.  
O'Kell, Peter  
O'Leary, A.  
O'Leary, Arthur  
Oler, Henry, D. *  
Oliphant, Joseph B.  
Oliveria, William D.  
Oliver, _____  
Oliver, ______  
Oliver (Seaman)  
Oliver, Benjamin  
Oliver, Chas. B *  
Oliver, Charles  William  
Oliver, D. Oran  
Oliver, Danniel  
Oliver, Dionysius  
Oliver, Francis A.  
Oliver, Francis A. *  
Oliver, Francis J.  
Oliver, Henry H.  
Oliver, J.J.  
Oliver James  
Oliver, James  
Oliver, James H.  
Oliver, John  
Oliver, Marshall  
Oliver, Paul Ambrose  
Oliver, Stephen Henry  
Oliver, Thomas (Revolution)  
Oliver, Thomas (War of 1812)  
Oliver, Thomas  
Oliver, Thomas  
Oliver, Thomas C.  
Oliver, William  
Oliver, William  
Oliver, Williamm  
Oliver, Williamm E.  
Olivier, Adolphus *  
Olliff, Benjamin  
Ollinger, William  
Name List of Documents
Ollinger & Bruce  
Ollum, Joseph  
Olmstead, Edmund Francis *  
Olmstead, Samuel L.  
Olmsted, Gideon  
Olney, Edward  
Olney, George  
Olsen, Charles  
Olsen, Henry  
Olson, A.  
Olson, Peter  
O'Mally, Martin  
Oman, Charles M.  
Omeara, William J.  
Omensetter, George W.  
Omensetter, Robert L.  
O'Neal, Charles  
O'Neal, George H. *  
O'Neal, Jeremiah  
O'Neal, Patrick  
O'Neal Robert  
O'Neal Daniel  
O'Neale, Richard  
O'Neale, WM.  
O'Neel, John  
O'Neil, A.F.  
O'Neal, Charles *  
O'Neil, Cornelius  
O'Neil, George H.  
O'Neil, James  
O'Neil, James  
O'Neil, James J.  
O'Neil, John  
O'Neil, Michael  
O'Neil, Robert J.  
O'Neil, Samuel  
O'Neil, Solomon  
O'Neil, Thomas  
O'Neil, Thomas  
O'Neill, Charles F.  
O'Neill, Charles W.  
O'Neill, Hugh  
O'Neill, John  
O'Neill, John  
O'Neill, Robert  
O'Neill, William J.  
Ople, George Heale  
Oral, John (SEE ORELL, JOHN)  
Oram, James  
Orchard, John  
Orcutt, Augustus C.  
Orcutt, John A.  
Orcutt, William K.  
Ord, James  
Ordronaux, John *  
O'Reiley, Michael  
O'Reilley, Michael (SEE O'REILEY MICHAEL)  
O'Reily, Michael (SEE O'REILEY MICHAEL)  
O'Reilly, Thomas  
ORell, John  
Orem, James  
Organ, David  
Oriel, Charles E.  
Orkeiff, John  
Orlopp, Max A.  
Orme, WM B.  
Orme, J. George  
Orme, John G.  
Ormsbee, Alfred  
Ormsby, Francis *  
Orndorff, Thomas Jefferson  
Orne, James M.  
Orne, Joshua  
O'Rourke, Robert  
Orr, Gabriel  
Orr, Hugh  
Orr, John  
Orr, William  
Orr, William L.  
Orrell, Boyd, Washington  
Orrick, Charles  
Orrock, John  
Orswell, Amasa P.  
Orswell, George B.  
Name List of Documents
Ortega, John  
Orton, John W.  
Orvis, Ambrose Jr.  
Osbon, Bradley S. *  
Osborn, Abram  
Osborn, Arthur Patterson  
Osborn, Frank G.  
Osborn, I. (or J.) N.  
Osborn, James  
Osborn, Marcus B.  
Osborn Marcy B.  
Osborn, Victor M.  
Osborne, Ambrose  
Osborne, Charles  
Osborne, Henry  
Osborne, James  
Osborne, James L.  
Osborne, John  
Osborne, Lewis  
Osborne, Peter  
Osborne, W.S.  
Osborne, Weedon, E.  
Osenkoff, Henry  
Osgood, Pilot  
Osgood, David  
Osgood, Edward  
Osgood, George C.  
O'Shavnessy, James  
Osmars, Rudolph  
Osment, R.S.  
Osmer, James H.  
Ost, Charles C.  
Ostendorff, Julius  
Osterberg, Charles (CSN)  
Osterberg, John F.  
Osterhaus, Hugo  
Osterloh, Johnn C.  
Osterloh, John C. *  
Ostermeyer, William  
Ostrander, A.H.  
Oswald, Thommas H.  
Oswell, Theodore  
Otherman, Henry  
Otis, ______  
Otis, Amos  
Otis, Arthur H. *  
Otis, Ezekie  
Otis, Frank  
Otis, J.H.  
Otis, James F.  
Otis, William  
Otis, William H. *  
Ottey, William  
Ottiwell, Nathaniel  
Ottiwell, Nathaniel D.  
Ottiwell, William  
Otto, John  
Otway, _____  
Otway, William  
Ovatt, James  
Overett, George J.  
Overman, John  
Overn, James  
Overn, John  
Overn, John J.  
Overton, Ben  
Overton, Macon C.  
Overton, Seth  
Overton, Wm. Garland  
Owen, Alfred M.  
Owen, Diddolph  
Owen, Elias K. *  
Owen, Ephraim  
Owen, Griffin  
Owen John  
Owen, John Paul  
Owen, Jo Nathan Burden  
Owen, Leander, C.  
Owen, Oscar Darwin  
Owen, Silas  
Owen, Smith  
Owen, Thomas James  
Owen, William H.  
Owen, William R. (See Owens, William R.)  
Owen, A. A.  
Owens, Forest B.  
Owens, Francis M.  
Owens, John  
Owens, Joseph  
Owens, Robert  
Owens, Robert  
Owens, Samson Boardid  
Owens, W.E. (See Owens, Wiliam R)  
Owens, Thomas  
Owens, William H.  
Owens, William R.  
Name List of Documents
Owings, Nicholas  
Oxley, Charles  


Published: Mon Sep 20 12:54:49 EDT 2021