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Brief History

The Pawnee Scouts, Nebraska Cavalry was organized at Columbus, Nebraska, January 13, 1865. It mustered out April 1, 1866.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:


Companies

Company A -  The Pawnee Scouts were attached to Dristrict of Nebraska at Fort Kearney February 1865.  Then at Fort Rankin in April. Operated on the Plains against Indains and protecting lines of communications. They also helped and protected the emigrants until April 1866.

Information about the companies and their officers came from Roster of Nebraska Volunteers from 1861-1869, by Nebraska. Adjutant General's Office, (Hastings, Nebraska: Wigton and Evans, State Printers, 1888).[2] Digital copy at Internet Archive.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 154 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Nebraska in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Nebraska in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Nebraska, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Nebraska. Adjutant General's Office, Roster of Nebraska Volunteers, from 1861 to 1869, (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993). Digital copy at Internet Archives. FHL Fiche 6118454

 

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