Apr 09

Civil War Records at Ancestry


Behind the famous generals and battles of the Civil War are the everyday soldiers who played a role in this significant chapter of American history. Their stories – and your own family’s Civil War story – live on in the enlistment records and muster rolls, correspondence, pension applications and more we’ve just added to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first battle of the Civil War. Search new Civil War records
The Military Headstone Archive: a one-of-a-kind new collection
Ancestry.com has undertaken an ambitious project to chronicle military headstones, starting with 33 Civil War cemeteries. This interactive collection lets you search gravesites, attach headstone images to your tree and find GPS coordinates for your soldier ancestor’s final resting place. You’ll also get rich context about some of the Civil War’s most important battlefield cemeteries.
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Learn new details in these other Civil War era documents.
New Union Records
U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865
U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865
U.S., Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865 – UPDATED
New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900
New York, Town Clerks’ Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca 1861-1865
Kansas, Civil War Enlistment Papers, 1862, 1863, 1868

New Confederate Records
Alabama, Confederate Pension and Service Records, 1862-1947
Arkansas, Confederate Pension Records, 1891-1935
U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958 (Virginia and Texas)
Alabama, Census of Confederate Soldiers, 1907, 1921

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Three Civil War lives that live on in records.
See the epic story of three soldiers, connected by the trials and triumphs of war, as told through historical documents discovered on Ancestry.com.
Free access to Footnote.com April 7-14th
View additional Civil War era documents, like Confederate Soldiers Compiled Services Records and Union Soldiers Compiled Services Records, on Footnote.com during our Free Access Week. Search the Civil War record indexes on Ancestry.com, then click through and click on the Footnote.com icon to see the actual record images.
Search U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Services Records, 1861–1865
Search U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Services Records, 1861-1865
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