New Hampshire, Civil War Service and Pension Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)Edit This Page

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Record Description

This collection contains Civil War enlistment papers, muster in and out rolls of New Hampshire Regiments and pension records acquired from the New Hampshire State Archives. The pension records are arranged by town with indexes arranged by name and town. The enlistment papers are arranged by military unit, volume and year range. The muster rolls are arranged by unit name and folder number. This collection includes records from 1861 to 1866.

For a list of records currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

“New Hampshire, Civil War Service and Pension Records, 1861-1866.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Concord, New Hampshire: New Hampshire State Archives, 2013.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The following information is usually found in these records:

  • Name
  • Birthplace
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Enlistment date
  • Name of officiator
  • Physical description

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Name
  • Birthplace
  • Age

Search the Collection

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Record Category" category
⇒ Select the "Record Description and Year Range" category which will take you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

  • Use the residence to search for census records.
  • Use the spouse's name to search for marriage records.
  • Use the name and service information to obtain all military records.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also search for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.

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Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Historical Record Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.

 

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