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# Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Free Ancestry.com Civil War Records
Posted by jamie

To mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, Ancestry.com is opening up millions of Civil War records, including the 1860 and 1870 US censuses, for free searches April 7 – 14.

The American Civil War Research Database is Ancestry's effort to compile and link all available records of soldiers who fought in the Civil War. The collection contains state rosters, pension records, regimental histories, photos and journals.

The database is divided into soldier records, regiment records, battle histories, and officer records. By searching soldier records, you can discover the soldier's name, residence, date of entry, regiments, companies, rank, promotions, transfers, events (such as POW, wounded, etc.) and how and where the soldier exited the military (discharge, desertion, muster out, or death). Some states also include in their official records a soldier's birthplace, age at enlistment, occupation, and physical description.

Click here to search Ancestry's American Civil War Research Database.


Ancestry.com | Civil War
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 10:29:15 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [2]
Thursday, April 07, 2011 2:31:35 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
I'm going to have to look into this. Our family has a story of a soldier killed when a cannon went off prematurely - but I expect that's kind of like the "Cherokee princess" story - everybody has one like that.
Saturday, April 16, 2011 2:14:29 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Indiana: My great grandfather was in the State Militia to keep mauraders away from the towns when Lincoln called for thousands of voluntiers to fight in the Union. So he joined and was a private in the Cavalry. But he was soon promoted to Sargent and fought in some of the most hotly contested battles. He mustered out in 1865 and shortly after married my great grandmother.

Gloria Miller Gray
Gloria Gray
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