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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]] [[South Dakota, United States Genealogy| South Dakota]] ''
  
== Record Description ==
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|title=Dakota Territory, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
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| LOC_01 = Dakota Territory
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| State_flag = Dakota territory coat of arms (illustrated, 1876).jpg
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| record_type = Military Records
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| start_year = 1861
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| end_year = 1865
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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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| 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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| custodian = [https://eservices.archives.gov/orderonline/start.swe?SWECmd=Start&SWEHo=eservices.archives.gov National Archives]
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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 of soldiers who served in the 1st Battalion Dakota Cavalry from the Territory of Dakota. It covers the years 1861 to1865.
  
*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
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*Year(s) of service
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*Military unit
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<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).  
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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.
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== Collection Content ==
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The service records are in individual files which usually include the following:  
 
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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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{{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. }}
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== Record Content  ==
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The records are in individual files which usually include the following:  
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*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  
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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:
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To begin your search you will need to know your ancestor's name and some other identifying information such as age or residence.
  
*Name  
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932393 Collection Page]:'''<br>Fill in the requested information  on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals 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 look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
*Residence
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==== Search the Collection ====
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
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*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.
  
For a collection that is searchable by name:  
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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].
  
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.
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
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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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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.  
 
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.  
 
==== Using the Information ====
 
  
 
*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.  
 
*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.  
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*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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===What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for?===
 
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Check for variant spellings of the surnames. Search the records of nearby localities. &nbsp;
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== Related Websites  ==
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  
*[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]  
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Dakota Territory, Civil War|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki articles<br>
*[http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($) Searchable Civil War service records
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*[[North Dakota Archives and Libraries]]<br>
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*[[South Dakota Archives and Libraries]]<br> }}
  
== 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]]
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*[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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*[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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== 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 2016. 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.}}
  
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== 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 You Can Contribute ==
  
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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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Dakota Territory, United States
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Location of Dakota Territory
Record Description
Record Type Military Records
Collection years 1861-1865
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of Union service records of soldiers who served in the 1st Battalion Dakota Cavalry from the Territory of Dakota. It covers the years 1861 to1865.

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

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 your ancestor's name and some other identifying information such as age or residence.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals 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 look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them 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.
  • 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.

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

What Do I Do Next?

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.

  • 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.

What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.

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 2016. 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 You Can Contribute

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.