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FamilySearch has gathered its Civil War-related records into a collection you can
access free at FamilySearch.org/civil-war.
Some records were already available on FamilySearch.org; others were just added to
coincide with the National
Genealogical Society Family History Conference in Charleston, SC.
Among the Civil War databases are:
United States, Civil War Soldiers Index: These index cards contain 6.3 million
names of Union and Confederate soldiers and African-American sailors, along with basic
service information (this information also is on the National Park Service’s Civil
War Soldiers and Sailors System website).
Confederate pensions for those living Arkansas (1901-1929), Louisiana (1898-1950)
and Missouri (1911-1938): Browse these databases by last name.
Civil War Pension Index Cards: These are index cards for pension applications
of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861 and 1917.
1890 Census of Union veterans and widows of the Civil War: Browse by state,
county and town; enumerators creating these special schedules sometimes listed Confederate
United States, Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914: This database,
still being filmed and added to the site, names Army “regulars” (those who enlisted
during peacetime—so generally, not men who enlisted to serve in a war). Browse by
Arizona Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War, 1861-1863:
This index links to record images at subscription site Footnote.com (you’ll
need a subscription to view the documents).
You can search the Civil War records from the FamilySearch/Civil
War page (note the search won’t include the browse-only collections, which aren’t
yet indexed), or click on a database title to search or browse just those records.