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United States  Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Civil War  Gotoarrow.png  Beginning U.S. Civil War Research  Gotoarrow.png  American Civil War records on ($) is digitizing Civil War manuscript collections at the National Archvies and has the following databases (as of 4 May 2011):


  • Brady Civil War Photos
  • Civil War Maps


  • Civil War "Widows' Pensions" (only 3% complete as of Oct. 2011)
  • Civil War and Later Veterans Pension Index
  • Navy Survivors' Certificates
  • Navy Widows' Certificates
  • Pennsylvania Archives
  • Union Soldier Service Records (partial collection only as of Oct. 2011)


  • Confederate Amnesty Papers
  • Confederate Casualty Reports
  • Confederate Citizens File
  • Confederate Soldier Service Records

After the War Records

  • Southern Claims

Slave Records

  • American Colonization Society
  • Board of Commissioners - Emancipation of Slaves in DC
  • Court Slave Records for DC
  • Registro Central de Esclavos
  • Sec of the Interior - Suppression of Slave Trade and...
  • South Carolina Estate Inventories and Bills of Sale,...

Other Records

  • Admiralty Records, Key West
  • American Milestone Documents
  • Civil War Subversion Investigations
  • Custer's Court Martial
  • Domestic Letters of the Department of State
  • Final Statements, 1862-1899
  • Homestead Records
  • Lincoln Assassination Papers
  • London Times
  • Passport Applications, 1795-1905
  • Ratified Amendments to the US Constitution