New Hampshire, Civil War Service and Pension Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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- 1 Record Description
- 2 Record Content
- 3 How to Use the Record
- 4 Related Websites
- 5 Related Wiki Articles
- 6 Contributions to This Article
- 7 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
This collection contains Civil War enlistment papers, muster in and out rolls of New Hampshire Regiments and pension records acquired from the New Hampshire State Archives. The pension records are arranged by town with indexes arranged by name and town. The enlistment papers are arranged by military unit, volume and year range. The muster rolls are arranged by unit name and folder number. This collection includes records from 1861 to 1866.
For a list of records currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
Citation for This Collection
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.
- “New Hampshire, Civil War Service and Pension Records, 1861-1866.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Concord, New Hampshire: New Hampshire State Archives, 2013.
The following information is usually found in these records:
- Enlistment date
- Name of officiator
- Physical description
How to Use the Record
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
Search the Collection
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Record Category" category
⇒ Select the "Record Description and Year Range" category which will take you to the images.
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images 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.
Using the Information
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
- Use the residence to search for census records.
- Use the spouse's name to search for marriage records.
- Use the name and service information to obtain all military records.
Unable to Find Your Ancestor?
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also search for nicknames and abbreviated names.
- Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
- Civil War Links
- National Graves Registration Database
- Cornell University Library
- Online Civil War Indexes, Records and Rosters
- Ordering Civil War Pension Records
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Contributions to This Article
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
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