I've been searching the internet hoping to find what state and time period my Grandfather JOSEPH TYLER JAY served in the Span. Amer. War.It seems in order to apply through National Archives for his records I need much more information than I have.He has a government stone and between his obit and cemetery record I have the following information:
US Coast Artillery, Battery E, 3rd Artillery
The above is all the information I have.I believe US Coast means he served where heavy artillery (cannons) were used. Joseph had a brother born in Michigan in 1888 and I found his family in 1900 (not him) on 1900 Chicago, Cook Cty, IL. census.He could have signed up in Michigan or Illinois. Any direction or help appreciated.Thank you.