Wednesday, April 06, 2011

New Civil War Record Collection at

Just in time for the susquentenial of the Civil War, the National Archives and are making newly digitized Civil War records available online for the first time, allowing users to trace their ancestors in the Civil War.

The nearly 275,000 pages published today are among the most heavily used documents for research in the National Archives Civil War holdings.

U.S. Civil War Draft Registration Records:

The US Civil War Draft Registration Records lists all 634 volumes of Civil War Draft Registrations 1863-1865. There were four drafts between 1863 and 1865, which includs 3,175,055 people in its rolls. 

U.S. Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865:

This collection contains indices of compiled military service records for volunteer Union and Confederate soldiers who served with units organized in more than 20 states. The indices also include Confederate soldiers who later served with the Union Army, Union and Confederate soldiers, Generals and staff officers, and other enlisted men not associated with a regiment. Individual records contain both military and personal details useful for locating an ancestor in time and place by tracking his movements during the course of the Civil War.

Interactive Military Headstone Archives.
Dynamic visuals and multimedia tools will enable users to virtually explore the cemeteries of the Civil War's most famous battlefields.

Other new additions to the Civil War Collection include: 

Union Records

Confederate records:

See the complete Civil War Records Collection FREE until April 14.

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