Genealogy Quest has posted lists of men serving primarily in the American military since 1656.
The lists include serving, missing in action, deaths and liberated prisoners of war --the lists vary by military conflict.
I have no affiliation with Genealogy Quest and am posting this only for the information for those researching military records.
Thank you to the Ventura County Genealogical Society for alerting me to this
genealogically interesting find
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee