The service records of these men, North and South, are contained in the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System. Please note that the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System contains just an index of the men who served in the Civil War with only rudimentary information from the service records (including name, rank and unit in which they served).
Enduring names Civil War. In the United States, "Civil War" is the most common term for the conflict; it has been used by the overwhelming majority of reference books, scholarly journals, dictionaries, encyclopedias, popular histories, and mass media in the United States since the early 20th century.The National Park Service, the government organization entrusted by the United States Con...
Finding 1861–1869 Names of Residents & Civil War Soldiers – Part One, By William Dollarhide. Most genealogical records created during the decade of the Civil War are related to the soldiers and regiments of the Union and Confederate states.
Index of soldiers who served in the Civil War, 1861-1865 culled from 6.3 million soldier records in the General Index Cards to the Compiled Military Service Records in the National Archives. This index was a joint project of the U.S. National Park Service, the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), and the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU).
Very often their descendants do not know these soldiers by the names they used in the Army, but instead by names used after the war, and it takes a lot of searching to connect the two. Ole Hanson of Winneshiek County, Iowa, came to America in 1862 and joined the Iowa 13th Regiment, Company G.
Introduction Scope of the List. This is a list of all the photographs found in the Prints and Photographs Division's "Civil War Negatives and Related Prints" and Feinberg-Whitman collections that depict named Civil War soldiers with the rank of private, corporal, or sergeant.
Discover more about U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865. Millions of Americans served in the Civil War, sending many soldiers far from home, across the United States. Explore these records and learn essential information about your ancestor and their service during the bloodiest war in American history.
The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS) is a database containing information about the men who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Other information on the site includes histories of Union and Confederate regiments, links to descriptions of significant battles ...
Over 2.8 million men (and a few hundred women) served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. This page briefly describes resources for researching the military service of individual Civil War soldiers in "Volunteer" Army units. Regular Army: For information about researching the ...
His middle name came from the Native American leader of a rebellion against American expansion, and as a boy the Union general went by its abbreviation: Cump. After the Civil War, no one did more than he to subjugate the Plains Indians not yet under the American yoke. There’s no indication that Sherman got the irony. 44. Orville C. Bumpus