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Civil War Genealogy & History
Finding Civil War Ancestors
Military Records° Civil War Soldiers & Sailors Comprehensive research tool for searching the records of the soldiers and sailors who fought in the Civil War.
° What's available in NARA Civil War Records
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 Collection of military service records, containing more than 6 million names of servicemen — Union and Confederate — who fought in the U.S. Civil War.
U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles A historic effort to compile and interlink all available records of soldiers who participated in the American Civil War.
American Civil War Soldiers An exceptional collection linking together an array of historical records and images, giving you context about your Civil War ancestors.
Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files Records of more than 2 million Union Army soldiers who filed for pensions after the Civil War.
U.S. Civil War POW Records Collection of more than 1.5 million names from the Union and Confederate prisoner of war records.
U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865 Records featuring details about 178,000 African-American troops who served the Union during the Civil War.
Alabama Civil War Muster Rolls Find ancestors who were part of Confederate military units formed in Alabama during the Civil War.
Confederate Service Records, 1861-1865 Card abstracts and documents about Confederate soldiers who served in military organizations formed by the Confederate Government.
Confederate Applications for Presidential Pardons, 1865-1867x Collection of 14,000 pardon applications featuring background information and service details for former Confederates soldiers.
U.S. Civil War Photos Almost 7,000 photographs depicting the Civil War Era.
FamilySearch has Civil War Pension Index Files 1861-1900
° What's Available in American Military Records includes records such as Civil War Pension Index Part I
Civil War Pension Index Part II
Civil War Pension Index Part III
Civil War Message Board Search
Civil War Research Database
Civil War Records
° Confederate Disability Applications and Receipts - applications to the Board of Commissioners on Artificial Limbs from injured soldiers.
° Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans and Widows - searchable database of pension applications and amended applications filed by resident Virginia Confederate veterans and their widows.
° Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans and Widows Electronic Card Index - index to pension applications and amended applications filed by resident Virginia Confederate veterans and their widows.
° Robert E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldiers' Home Applications for Admission
° Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications of Soldiers and Widows The application lists the veteran's place of enlistment, unit, period of service, battles participated in, and whether he was wounded or captured, as well as place of birth, number and gender of children, and value of personal and real property
° Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database
° Schenectady Soldiers in the Civil War dozens of regiments and names, from the book Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century, by Austin A. Yates (1902)
Cemeteries & Burials of Civil War SoldiersMichigan in the Civil War: Veterans Gravesites 1861 - 1866
Union Camps Holding Confederate SoldiersCamp Ford
Confederate Prisoners in Alton Prison
Ohio State Penitentiary
Old Capitol Prison
Confederate Prisoners Elmira
Union Prisoners Elmira
Confederate Prisons Holding Union SoldiersDanville Prison
Andersonville Prison (another site)
Richmond's Castle Thunder
Obituaries of Veterans° David J. Huffman Marshall Co. Kansas
Civil War Letters HomePast Voices: Letters Home Letters from soldiers in the Civil War.
Baker, Neil. Sgt. in 50th N.C. Infantry. Letter to Sarah Jane, 1863
Regimental Rosters and Muster RollsSearch by state on Civil War Regiments
Online Books & JournalsOfficial Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion (1894 - 1922)
The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (1880 - 1901)
Read the books
Women in the Civil War : Warriors, Patriots, Nurses, and Spies (Perspectives on
by Phyllis Raybin Emert (Editor)
Money of the Civil War° FRBSF Currency Exhibit - Civil War Confederate Currency, Fractional Currency, Demand Notes
Join a Mail List° CIVIL-WAR. A mailing list for the discussion of events during the American Civil War and genealogical matters related to the Civil War. Additional information can be found on the Civil-War List Homepage (http://www.public.usit.net/mruddy/). You must be a subscriber to post to the list. To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to email@example.com (mail mode) or firstname.lastname@example.org (digest mode).
° CIVIL-WAR-IRISH. A mailing list for those with a genealogical interest in the Irish participants in the American Civil War and their descendants. Additional information can be found on the ALHLibrary & Archives Canada W web page (http://www.usgennet.org/~alhnwars/acwroots/irish.htm). You must be a subscriber to post to the list. To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to email@example.com (mail mode) or firstname.lastname@example.org (digest mode).
° CIVIL-WAR-MINORITIES. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding minorities and immigrants in the Civil War. You must be a subscriber to post to the list. To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to email@example.com (mail mode) or firstname.lastname@example.org (digest mode).
° CIVIL-WAR-WOMEN. A mailing list for those who are researching women that served or assisted in the American Civil War. Additional information can be found on the ALHLibrary & Archives Canada W web page (http://www.usgennet.org/~alhnwars/acwroots/). You must be a subscriber to post to the list. To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to email@example.com (mail mode) or firstname.lastname@example.org (digest mode).
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