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{{Record_Search_article|CID=CID1932393 |title=Dakota Territory, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865|location=United States}}<br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota, United States Genealogy| North Dakota]]''<br>
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Dakota, United States Genealogy| South Dakota]]''
  
== Record Description ==
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{{US NARA HR Infobox
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|title=Dakota Territory, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
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|location= United States
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| LOC_01 = Dakota Territory
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| record_type = Civil War
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| record_group_nr =94
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| record_group_title = [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/094.html Records of the Adjutant General's Office]
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| start_year = 1861
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| end_year = 1865
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| micro_pub_nr =M1960
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| micro_pub_title =Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers who Served in Organizations from the Dakota Territory: 1st Battalion Cavalry  
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| NAID = [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/300398 300398] 423
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| FS_URL_01 = [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Dakota_Territory_in_the_Civil_War Dakota Territory in the Civil War]
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Union Service Records|Union Service Records]] 
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| FS_URL_03 = [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/United_States_Civil_War_1861_to_1865,_Part_1 United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865, Part 1]
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| FS_URL_04 = [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/United_States_Civil_War_1861_to_1865,_Part_2 United States Civil War, 186101865, Part 2]
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| FS_URL_05 = [[North Dakota Archives and Libraries]]
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| FS_URL_06 = [[South Dakota Archives and Libraries]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [https://www.fold3.com Fold3.com]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]
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This Collection will include records from 1861 to1865.<br>
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
Union service records of soldiers who served in the 1st Battalion Dakota Cavalry from the Territory of Dakota. The index contains the following information:
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The collection consists of Union service records for soldiers who served in the 1st Battalion Dakota Cavalry companies A and B from the Territory of Dakota. It covers the years 1861 to 1865.
  
*Name
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For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 94, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1861-1865 and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M1960. Index courtesy of [http://www.fold3.com www.fold3.com] (previously Footnote.com).  
*Age
 
*Year(s) of service
 
*Military unit
 
 
 
<br> For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 94, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917 and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M1960. Index courtesy of [http://www.fold3.com www.fold3.com] (previously Footnote.com).  
 
  
 
Service records were kept for each soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier.  
 
Service records were kept for each soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier.  
  
This index was created to provide quick access to compiled service records.  
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This index was created to provide quick access to compiled service records. The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that even though this index is very accurate it still may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations.  
  
The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that even though this index is very accurate it still may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations.
 
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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== Collection Content ==
  
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.
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The service records are in individual files which usually include the following:  
 
 
{{Collection citation| text = "Compiled Military Service Records of Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the Territory of Dakota: 1st Battalion Cavalry." Fold3.com. http://www.fold3 : 2012. }}
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
The records are in individual files which usually include the following:  
 
  
 
*A jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, rank, and the unit in which he served  
 
*A jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, rank, and the unit in which he served  
 
*A card (or cards) with abstracts of entries from original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, parole rolls, and inspection reports  
 
*A card (or cards) with abstracts of entries from original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, parole rolls, and inspection reports  
 
*The originals of any papers relating only to the particular soldier
 
*The originals of any papers relating only to the particular soldier
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
  
 
The index to these records contains the following:  
 
The index to these records contains the following:  
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*NARA publication number, title, and roll number
 
*NARA publication number, title, and roll number
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
 
 
To begin your search you will need to know the following:
 
 
 
*Name
 
*Residence
 
 
 
==== Search the Collection ====
 
 
 
For a collection that is searchable by name:
 
 
 
To search the collection by name, fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
 
  
Compare the information in the records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names. Keep in mind that even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.  
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To begin your search you will need to know:
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*The name of your ancestor.
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*The age of your ancestor.
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*The place where your ancestor lived.
  
When you have located your ancestor’s service record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.
  
==== Using the Information ====
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932393 Collection Page]:'''
  
*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
 
*Use the age and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census, church and land records.
 
*Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
  
Check for variant spellings of the surnames. Search the records of nearby localities. &nbsp;
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.
  
== Related Websites  ==
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
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*Use the information to find additional family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[North Dakota Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
*[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($) Searchable Civil War service records
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[North Dakota, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[North Dakota Archives and Libraries]].
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Dakota_Territory_in_the_Civil_War Dakota Territory in the Civil War]
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image. <br><br> '''Collection Citation''':<br>
*[[Union Service Records|Union Service Records]]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/United_States_Civil_War_1861_to_1865,_Part_1 United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865, Part 1]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/United_States_Civil_War_1861_to_1865,_Part_2 United States Civil War, 186101865, Part 2]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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{{Collection citation| text =“Dakota Territory, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865. ” Database. ''FamilySearch''. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. From "Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the Territory of Dakota: 1st Battalion Cavalry." Database. Fold3.com. http://www.fold3.com : n.d. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1960. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1996.}}
  
{{Contributor_invite}}
 
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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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.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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{{Contributor_invite}}
  
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Record Description
Record Type Civil War
Record Group RG 94: Records of the Adjutant General's Office
Collection years 1861-1865
Microfilm Publication M1960. Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers who Served in Organizations from the Dakota Territory: 1st Battalion Cavalry. 3 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 300398 423
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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National Archives and Records Administration


What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of Union service records for soldiers who served in the 1st Battalion Dakota Cavalry companies A and B from the Territory of Dakota. It covers the years 1861 to 1865.

For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 94, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1861-1865 and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M1960. Index courtesy of www.fold3.com (previously Footnote.com).

Service records were kept for each soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier.

This index was created to provide quick access to compiled service records. The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that even though this index is very accurate it still may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations.


Collection Content

The service records are in individual files which usually include the following:

  • A jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, rank, and the unit in which he served
  • A card (or cards) with abstracts of entries from original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, parole rolls, and inspection reports
  • The originals of any papers relating only to the particular soldier

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The index to these records contains the following:

  • Jacket name
  • Soldier’s full name
  • Year
  • Age (often estimated)
  • Military unit served in
  • Type of records in file
  • NARA publication number, title, and roll number

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search you will need to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The age of your ancestor.
  • The place where your ancestor lived.

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:


For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of North Dakota, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the North Dakota Archives and Libraries.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

“Dakota Territory, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865. ” Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. From "Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the Territory of Dakota: 1st Battalion Cavalry." Database. Fold3.com. http://www.fold3.com : n.d. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1960. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1996.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Dakota Territory, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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