Where can I find Civil War service records?

Where can I find Civil War service records?

Where can I find Civil War service records?

Military Service Records: Paper copies of Civil War military service records can be requested by mail using an NATF Form 86 for each soldier (Volunteer Army or Regular Army). You can obtain the NATF Form 86 by providing your name and mailing address to www.archives.gov/contact/inquire-form.html.

Were any Civil War battles fought in Pennsylvania?

There were only two major Civil War battles in Pennsylvania. The turning point of the Civil War was the Battle of Gettysburg. Gettysburg is by far the largest and most well-known battle of the civil war.

Did I have relatives in the Civil War?

If you don’t know if any of your ancestors fought in the Civil War, take your list of family surnames and go online to the “Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System” of the National Park Service.

How do I find my Civil War pension records?

The “Organization Index to Pension Files”, an index to pension applications, is available online. Officially called the “Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900” (NARA T289).

Is there a list of Civil War casualties?

More men’s lives were lost in the Civil War than World War I and World War II combined. The Battle of Gettysburg alone had 51,000 casualties. Additionally, there were 476,000 wounded and 400,000 captured or missing….Civil War Casualties by State.

State Estimated Casualties
Virginia 31,000
Ohio 31,000
North Carolina 31,000
Illinois 31,000

Did Pennsylvania fight for the Union or Confederacy?

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During the American Civil War, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania played a critical role in the Union, providing a substantial supply of military personnel, equipment, and leadership to the Federal government. The state raised over 360,000 soldiers for the Federal armies.

How do I find out if my ancestor fought in the Civil War?

Even if you only know the state in which your Civil War ancestor served, most states compiled and published a list of the soldiers in each unit from that state. These can often be found at libraries with a local history or genealogical collection. Some lists have also been partially published online.