Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The American Civil War, or War between the States


Civil War Soldier and Sailors System: http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ - now complete, with all 6.3 million service records of Union and Confederate soldiers!

The Civil War at a Glance (USPS - timeline, links to maps): http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/misc/civilwar/civilwar.htm

Civil War Rosters, by State: http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Lair/3680/cw/cw.html

The American Civil War Homepage: http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/warweb.html, and http://www.civil-war.net/

Access Genealogy Civil War Resource Center: http://www.accessgenealogy.com/military/civilwar/

Online Civil War Indexes, Records & Rosters: http://www.militaryindexes.com/civilwar/

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War National Graves Registration Database: http://www.suvcwdb.org/ or directly to the search: http://www.suvcwdb.org/home/search.php?action=search

US Civil War Center Cemetery Dabatase: http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/cwc/projects/cemindex.htm

Civil War Pension Acts 1865 - 1930: http://www.blackcamisards.com/sc-usct/pension/penacts.html

The Civil War Pension Law: http://www.cpe.uchicago.edu/publication/lib/pension_cpe.pdf

Ordering Civil War Pension Records - Union & Confederate: http://www.genealogybranches.com/civilwar/

If NARA doesn't have the Pension file you need, and you must contact the VA for them, here is a tutorial on Obtaining Military Pension Files from the VA: http://www.kinquest.com/genealogy/resources/va.html

$$$ American Civil War Research Database: http://www.civilwardata.com/

Compiled Military Service Records - $$$ Ancestry.com, or FREE on microfilm at NARA

Civil War Maps, 1861-1865: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/collections/civil_war_maps/

Catalog of American Civil War photographs from the Special Collections Branch of U.S. Army Military History Institute: http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi/PhotoDB.html

Sons of Confederate Veterans: http://www.scv.org/

United Daughters of the Confederacy: http://www.hqudc.org/

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War: http://suvcw.org/

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865: http://www.duvcw.org/

A Brief Introduction to Genealogy and the American Civil War - map American States During the Civil War: http://www.illinoiscivilwar.org/cwgeneal.html#states

Civil War Potpourri: http://www.civilwarhome.com/potpourr.htm

Kansas State Historical Society: http://www.kshs.org
http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/military/recscivil.htm
http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/census/

Louisiana State University’s US Civil War Center: http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/cwc/
http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/cwc/other/genealogy/faq-gene.htm

South Carolina Department of Archives and History - Confederate Pension Applications 1919-1938: http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

Florida Confederate Pension Application Files: http://floridamemory.com/collections/pensionfiles/


If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. - Henry David Thoreau

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