New Mexico in the Civil War

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The [http://www.footnote.com/title_28/civil_war_soldiers_confederate_az Compiled Service Records] ($) (Footnote.com) of Confederate soldiers who served in organizations from the Territory of Arizona (included present day New Mexico) are available online. In the future, these records will be [http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2007/nr07-41.html made available at no charge] through the National Archives web site. The service records are also available at no charge at [http://www.archives.gov/locations/archival-research.html National Archives research rooms]. The compiled service records consist of an envelope containing card abstracts taken from muster rolls, returns, pay vouchers, and other records. Service records may provide rank, unit, date of enlistment, length of service, age, place of birth, and date of death. For more information see [[Confederate Service and Pension Records]].
 
The [http://www.footnote.com/title_28/civil_war_soldiers_confederate_az Compiled Service Records] ($) (Footnote.com) of Confederate soldiers who served in organizations from the Territory of Arizona (included present day New Mexico) are available online. In the future, these records will be [http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2007/nr07-41.html made available at no charge] through the National Archives web site. The service records are also available at no charge at [http://www.archives.gov/locations/archival-research.html National Archives research rooms]. The compiled service records consist of an envelope containing card abstracts taken from muster rolls, returns, pay vouchers, and other records. Service records may provide rank, unit, date of enlistment, length of service, age, place of birth, and date of death. For more information see [[Confederate Service and Pension Records]].
  
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*[[New Mexico Mounted Volunteers (Union)|New Mexico Mounted Volunteers (Union)]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
*[[New Mexico Mounted Volunteers (Union)|New Mexico Mounted Volunteers (Union)]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>

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Arizona and New Mexico Territories 1863

Contents

Introduction

During the Civil War, the New Mexico Territory included New Mexico, Arizona, and the southern tip of Nevada. Arizona became its own territory in 1863 during the war. In 1861, Federal troops went east, which left white civilians unprotected from Indian attacks.[1]

The southern part of the New Mexico Territory, which was the Gadsen Purchase, sided with the Confederacy, while the northern section was Union.[1]

Records and Resources

Union

1890 Census

A special census was taken in 1890 of Union veterans of the Civil War. The returns for New Mexico are on Family History Library film 338203. A published index is available (Family History Library book 978.9 X22jv 1890).

The Family History Library and the National Archives have an index to service records of Union soldiers who served in units from New Mexico (Family History Library films 821883-86), the service records (Family History Library films 471538-83), and the federal indexes to pensioners. The actual pension records are only available at the National Archives.

Compiled Service Records

The Compiled Service Records ($) (Footnote.com) of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the Territory of New Mexico are available online. In the future, these records will be made available at no charge through the National Archives web site. The service records are also available at no charge at National Archives research rooms. The compiled service records consist of an envelope containing card abstracts taken from muster rolls, returns, pay vouchers, and other records. Service records may provide rank, unit, date of enlistment, length of service, age, place of birth, and date of death. For more information see Union Service and Pension Records.

Civil War Pension Index Cards

An Index to Pension Applications of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on FamilySearch. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. The majority of the records are of Civil War veterans, but the collection also includes records for veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Indian Wars, and World War I. For more information see Union Service and Pension Records.

Confederate

Compiled Service Records

The Compiled Service Records ($) (Footnote.com) of Confederate soldiers who served in organizations from the Territory of Arizona (included present day New Mexico) are available online. In the future, these records will be made available at no charge through the National Archives web site. The service records are also available at no charge at National Archives research rooms. The compiled service records consist of an envelope containing card abstracts taken from muster rolls, returns, pay vouchers, and other records. Service records may provide rank, unit, date of enlistment, length of service, age, place of birth, and date of death. For more information see Confederate Service and Pension Records.

Union New Mexico Military Units

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia contributors, New Mexico Territory in the American Civil War (accessed 21 July 2011]