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Civil War Soldier Photo


Hints & Tips

  • If any of your ancestors were the right age for military service, check it out!  They might not have served, but there still might be draft information about them. 
  • Consider if they might be found in the WWII draft info, or the WWI draft info.  Even older men who had immigrated to the US had to register for the WWI draft.
  • Civil War military records may contain alot of information.  The pension applications for the soldier or his widow may contain even more informatlon!
  • Find information about the unit he served in and the action that unit participated in.  Maps can make your family history more interesting.

Military Resources



a)                  Daughters of the American Revolution

The DAR's genealogical portal includes their ancestors and descendants databases, along with searching info.


b)                  Civil War – Making of AmericaCornell University

A digital library of primary sources in American social history.

Includes The War of the Rebellion: a compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (1880-1901).


c)                  The American Civil War Homepage



d)                  Civil War


                             e)                 U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center



f)               American Civil War Research Database


             Records on over 4 million soldiers.  Available through the Family History Center portal. 


g)                   National Archives-WWII Army Enlistment Records 


h)   Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database

A searchable database from the soldiers, regiments, battles, etc. of the Civil War from the National Park Service.






Vietnam : Soldier and dog

Duke, a scout dog, alerts his handler of possible danger

Photo from U.S.Army Heritage and Education Center - digital collection

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