How do I find my parents of Civil War soldiers?
Visit Archives.gov/research/military/civil-war/civil-war-genealogy-resources. NARA has Compiled Military Service Record (CMSR) and pension files for each Union volunteer soldier and some Confederate enlisted men and officers.
Where can I find list of Civil War soldiers?
The full service records are housed at the National Archives and Records Administration. Click here for information about obtaining copies of those records, using the film number listed in the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System record.
How do I find my military family history?
For recent records, most veterans and their next-of-kin can obtain free copies of their DD Form 214 (Report of Separation) and other military and medical records several ways: Use our eVetRecs system to create your request. Mail or Fax a Standard Form SF-180. Learn more about requesting military service records.
Does Fold3 have Civil War pension records?
Fold3.com is in the process of digitizing records of approved pension applications for the years 1861-1910, the “Civil War “Widows’ Pensions”. These records have never been microfilmed and are being digitized directly from the original documents.
How do I order Civil War records?
Request Copies of Records You can order online or use NATF Form 86 for military service records and NATF Form 85 for pension records.
Did anyone fight in the Civil War and ww1?
Gen. Hains retired (again) in 1918. He died not long afterward in 1921. As far as anyone knows, he is the only person to have served in both the Civil War and the first World War.
Where can I find 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). The full service records are housed at the National Archives and Records Administration.
Where can I find civil war service records?
Learn about resources at the National Archives for researching individuals who served in the Civil War. You can order online or use NATF Form 86 for military service records and NATF Form 85 for pension records.
Where can I find an index to service by African-American sailors?
An index to service by African-American sailors is available online at the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System website.
How many American soldiers served in the Civil War?
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.