Civil War

Updated 17 December 2016

This page provides links to informative articles about researching Union personnel of the American Civil War.

Compiled Military Service Records

Military Pension Records

Specialized Records

Death Records

Case Studies

  • “The Lightning Brothers: A Brief Case Study in Union Civil War Research.” NGS Magazine, Vol. 37, No. 3 (July-Sept. 2011): 52–57.
  • “What Battles Did My Civil War Ancestor Fight In?” The Record [NARA], Vol. 2, No. 2 (Nov. 1995): 20, 25, and Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jan. 1996): 20, 28. Online adaptation.
  • “Seth N. Combs: A Twice-Divorced Civil War Deserter.” The Report [Ohio Genealogical Society], Vol. 35, No. 3 (Fall 1995): 124-128. Also published with minor revision in Ancestry Trails [Trumbull Co. Chapter OGS], Vol. 21, No. 4 (Apr. 1996): 24-29.
  • “Joanna Hendershot and Her Two Civil War Soldier Husbands: Sidney Z. Westurn, 188th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company E, and John J. Rounds, 177th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company B.” Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal, Vol. V, No. 4 (2001): 185-187. [Source citation footnotes submitted but not published.]
  • “Freeman Warren Westurn, Soldier of Company E, 103rd [Ohio] Volunteer Infantry.” Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal, Vol. VII, No. 1 (2003): 21-25.

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