A basic outline of the records to be searched covers the military career of the service person. Samples available to us include:
Muster rolls, pay rolls, hospital records, court martials etc.
Pension and bounty land applications
Veterans homes and possibly more hospital records
Looking at military records in this manner really opens what may be available and gives a definite plan to follow. And again, the list of reference areas was wonderful! I have to admit I am one who has basically used one site online thus far, and lately I am flooded with many other sites, how to use them and what is available. Really can't wait to start digging deeper!
Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!