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[[Image:Vicksburg h7655k.jpg|thumb|right|275px]] The American Civil War began on 12 April 1861 when troops in South Carolina fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Also called the "War between the States" and the "War of Secession", the Civil War lasted until 1865. Approximately 3.5 million soldiers fought in the war resulting in almost 600,000 deaths.  
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The American Civil War began on 12 April 1861 when troops in South Carolina fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Also called the "War between the States" and the "War of Secession", the Civil War lasted until 1865. Approximately 3.5 million soldiers fought in the war resulting in almost 600,000 deaths.  
  
 
== Best Sources  ==
 
== Best Sources  ==
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== Research Tools  ==
 
== Research Tools  ==
  
*[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information. <br>
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1910717|United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1864-1866''' - {{RecordSearch|1932430|United States Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1864-1866}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1862-1874''' - {{RecordSearch|2075263|United States Internal Revenue Assessment Lists, 1862-1874}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1879-1903''' - {{RecordSearch|1913388|United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
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*[http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/ LSU United States Civil War Center] at the Louisiana State University focuses on Civil War records and research. LSU has many Civil War related books and manuscripts. It's [http://www.civilwarhome.com/indexcivilwarinfo.htm Index of Civil War Information Available on the Internet] has links to many interesting websites.
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*Hewett, Janet B. ''The Roster of Union soldiers, 1861-1865. '' (Wilmington, North Carolina&nbsp;: Broadfoot Pub. Co., c1997-2000) {{FHL|779026|item|disp=FHL 973 M29h v. 1 through v. 31}} and ''The Roster of Confederate soilders, 1861-1865.'' {{FHL|723528|item|disp=FHL book 975 M2rc}} and ''Supplement to the Official records of the Union and Confederate armies.'' (Wilmington, North Carolina&nbsp;: Broadfoot Pub. Co., c1994-2001) {{FHL|750468|item|disp=FHL 973 M29u ser. 1 supp. pt. 1 v. 1 through v. 12;}}
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*New York Public Library, "[http://legacy.www.nypl.org/research/chss/spe/rbk/soldiers/index.html USSC Civil War Soldiers Inquiry Database]" on the U.S. Sanitary Commission collection of records of over 9,000 sick, wounded, or missing Union servicemen to answer inquiries from their relatives.
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*[http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/sources/records/ The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies]. No serious study of the American Civil War is complete without consulting the Official Records. Affectionately known as the "OR", the 128 volumes of the Official Records provide the most comprehensive, authoritative, and voluminous reference on Civil War operations.&nbsp;
  
*[http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/warweb.html The American Civil War Homepage] has links to many sites with information about the Civil War. <br>
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*Hall, Richard. ''Patriots in diguise&nbsp;: women warriors of the Civil War.'' (New York, New York&nbsp;: Marlowe &amp; Co., c1993, 1994), {{FHL|644843|item|disp=FHL book 973 H2haL}}.
  
*[http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/ LSU United States Civil War Center] at the Louisiana State University focuses on Civil War records and research. LSU has many Civil War related books and manuscripts. It's [http://www.civilwarhome.com/indexcivilwarinfo.htm Index of Civil War Information Available on the Internet] has links to many interesting web sites. <br>
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*Pompey, Sherman Lee. ''Civil War veteran burial listings.'' (Long Beach, California&nbsp;: Southern California Genealogical Society, c1965), {{FHL|287770
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*New York Public Library, "[http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/spe/rbk/soldiers/ USSC Civil War Soldiers Inquiry Database]" on the U.S. Sanitary Commission collection of records of over 9,000 sick, wounded, or missing Union servicemen to answer inquiries from their relatives.
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*[http://www.civil-war.net/ The Civil War Homepage] and [http://www.americancivilwar101.com/ The American Civil War] have historical information and links to many sites with information about the Civil War.
  
 
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at'''<br>  
 
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at'''<br>  
  
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama,_Civil_War_Service_Records_of_Confederate_Soldiers_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]  
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*[[Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama,_Civil_War_Service_Records_of_Union_Soldiers_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]  
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*[[Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Arizona_Service_Records_of_Confederate_Soldiers_of_the_Civil_War_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Arizona Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil &nbsp;War (FamilySearch Historical Records)]  
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*[[Arizona Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Arizona Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil &nbsp;War (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Arkansas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Arkansas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Arkansas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Arkansas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Arkansas,_Civil_War_Service_Records_of_Union_Soldiers_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Arkansas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]  
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*[[Arkansas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Arkansas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Dakota_Territory,_Civil_War_Service_Records_of_Union_Soldiers_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Dakota Territory, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]  
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*[[Dakota Territory, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Dakota Territory, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Delaware,_Civil_War_Service_Records_of_Union_Soldiers_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Delaware, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]  
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*[[Delaware, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Delaware, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]]  
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Florida,_Service_Records_of_Confederate_Soldiers_of_the_Civil_War_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 Florida, Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War (Familyserach Historical Records)]  
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*[[Florida, Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida, Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Georgia,_Civil_War_Service_Records_of_Union_Soldiers_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 Georgia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]  
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*[[Georgia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Georgia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Georgia_Births_and_Christenings_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 Georgia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]  
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*[[Georgia Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Georgia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Kentucky, Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Kentucky, Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
 
*[[Kentucky, Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Kentucky, Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
 
*[[Louisiana, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Louisiana, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
 
*[[Louisiana, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Louisiana, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
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*[[North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
 
*[[North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
 
*[[Oregon, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
 
*[[Oregon, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
*[[South Carolina Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Carolina Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[South Carolina Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Carolina Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
 
*[[United States, Records of Confederate Prisoners of War (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, Records of&nbsp;Confederate Prisioners of War (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[United States, Records of Confederate Prisoners of War (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, Records of&nbsp;Confederate Prisioners of War (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[United States, Service Records of Union Soldiers Who Served in the United States Colored Troops (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, Service Records of Union Soldiers Who Served in United States Colored Troops (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[United States, Service Records of Union Soldiers Who Served in the United States Colored Troops (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, Service Records of Union Soldiers Who Served in United States Colored Troops (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[United States Unfiled Papers and Slips Belonging in Confederate Compiled Service Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States Unifiled Papers and Slips Belonging in Confederate Compiled Service Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[United States Unfiled Papers and Slips Belonging in Confederate Compiled Service Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States Unifiled Papers and Slips Belonging in Confederate Compiled Service Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[United States, Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[United States, Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[United States Civil War Pension Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States Civil War Pension Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[United States, Civil War and Later Pension Files Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, Civil War and Later Pension Files Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Utah, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Utah, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Utah, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Utah, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
 
*[[Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
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*African Americans, see [[United States Colored Troops in the Civil War|United States Colored Troops in the Civil War]]  
 
*African Americans, see [[United States Colored Troops in the Civil War|United States Colored Troops in the Civil War]]  
 
*[[American Indians in the Civil War|American Indians in the Civil War]]  
 
*[[American Indians in the Civil War|American Indians in the Civil War]]  
*[[Canadians_in_the_U.S._Civil_War|Canadians in the U.S. Civil War]]  
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*[[Canadians in the U.S. Civil War|Canadians in the U.S. Civil War]]  
 
*[http://www.kalmus.dk/civilwar/westzealanders1.htm Danes in the Civil War] A great article with stories of a few Danish men serving in the American Civil War.  
 
*[http://www.kalmus.dk/civilwar/westzealanders1.htm Danes in the Civil War] A great article with stories of a few Danish men serving in the American Civil War.  
 
*[[Hispanics in the Civil War|Hispanics in the Civil War]]  
 
*[[Hispanics in the Civil War|Hispanics in the Civil War]]  
 
*[[Hungarians in the Civil War|Hungarians in the Civil War]]  
 
*[[Hungarians in the Civil War|Hungarians in the Civil War]]  
 
*[[Norwegians in the Civil War|Norwegians in the Civil War]]
 
*[[Norwegians in the Civil War|Norwegians in the Civil War]]
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*Jones, Paul. ''The Irish Brigade.'' (Gaithersburg, Maryland : Olde Soldier Books, [199-?]), {{FHL|769983|item|disp=FHL book 973 M2ji}}.
  
 
=== Major Sites with Digitized Records  ===
 
=== Major Sites with Digitized Records  ===
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The American Civil War began on 12 April 1861 when troops in South Carolina fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Also called the "War between the States" and the "War of Secession", the Civil War lasted until 1865. Approximately 3.5 million soldiers fought in the war resulting in almost 600,000 deaths.

Best Sources

Getting Started with Civil War Research

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System of the National Park Service is a free Internet index of both Union and Confederate service records.

The database contains approximately 6.3 million names (some names are duplicated because of spelling variations and multiple enlistments) covering 3.5 million soldiers. The database tells whether the soldier was Union or Confederate and gives regiment and rank.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System index was compiled in cooperation with the National Archives, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Genealogical Society of Utah. Numerous volunteers worked together to make a computerized index to Union and Confederate soldiers.

State Civil War Records

States in 1861

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Northern States (blue)


Southern States (red)
Seceded before
15 Apr 1861

Southern States (orange)
Seceded after
15 Apr 1861


Slave States which did not secede
(yellow)


States not yet formed or which were territories in 1861 (grey)


Research Tools

  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • New York Public Library, "USSC Civil War Soldiers Inquiry Database" on the U.S. Sanitary Commission collection of records of over 9,000 sick, wounded, or missing Union servicemen to answer inquiries from their relatives.
  • Hall, Richard. Patriots in diguise : women warriors of the Civil War. (New York, New York : Marlowe & Co., c1993, 1994), FHL book 973 H2haL.
  • Pompey, Sherman Lee. Civil War veteran burial listings. (Long Beach, California : Southern California Genealogical Society, c1965), FHL book 973 M2pos.

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at

Ethnic Groups

Major Sites with Digitized Records

Many Civil War records have been digitized and indexed on various Internet sites. Check the lists showing many of the digitized records on FamilySearch, Ancestry, and Fold3.

Battles

For lists and descriptions of the various Civil War battles, click the following links:

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