American Civil War records on Ancestry.com

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Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com ($) has many unit, county and state histories as well as the following Civil War databases (as of 2 May 2011).  More records are being added often.

Both Union and Confederate

  • American Civil War Soldiers
  • Official records of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1861-1865

Union

  • Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
  • Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903
  • U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914
  • U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865
  • U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
  • U.S., Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1861-1865
  • U.S. Military and Naval Academies, Cadet Records and Applications, 1805-1908
  • U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938
  • U.S. Navy Pensions Index, 1861-1910
  • U.S. Pensioners, 1818-1872
  • U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865
  • U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006

Confederate

  • Confederate Service Records, 1861-1865
  • U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958
  • U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865

Prisoner of War Records

  • Andersonville Prisoners of War
  • Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865, Confederate and Union

Alabama

  • Alabama Civil War Muster Rolls, 1861-1865
  • Alabama, Confederate Pension and Service Records, 1862-1947

Arkansas

  • Arkansas, Confederate Pension Records, 1891-1935

Georgia

  • Georgia, Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960

Iowa

  • Iowa Civil War Soldier Burial Records

Kansas

  • Kansas Civil War Soldiers

Michigan

  • Michigan men in the Civil War
  • Negroes in Michigan during the Civil War

Minnesota

  • Minnesota Civil War Soldiers

Mississippi

  • Vicksburg, Mississippi, Vicksburg National Cemetery, 1866-2010

Missouri

  • Missouri Confederate Death Records

New York

  • New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900
  • New York Civil War Records (1861-65)
  • New York, Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca 1861-1865

North Carolina

  • Salisbury, North Carolina, Salisbury National Cemetery, 1863-2010

Pennsylvania

  • Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Gettysburg National Cemetery, 1863-2009
  • Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia National Cemetery, 1862-2010

Tennessee

  • Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Stones River National Cemetery, 1864-2010
  • Shiloh, Tennessee, Shiloh National Cemetery, 1866-2010
  • Tennessee, Civil War Confederate Pension Applications Index

Virginia

  • Alexandria, Virginia, Alexandria National Cemetery, 1862-2010
  • Hopewell, Virginia, City Point National Cemetery, 1866-2010
  • Mechanicsville, Virginia, Cold Harbor National Cemetery, 1866-2008
  • Petersburg, Virginia, Poplar Grove National Cemetery, 1866-1973
  • Richmond, Virginia, Richmond National Cemetery, 1867-2010