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About 250,000 Confederate soldiers died in the war. Most died of disease, but others were killed during battle or died in prison camps or hospitals. Raymond W. Watkins copied Confederate burial records throughout the South, in prison camps, and in some Northern cemeteries. The following books may be helpful in locating death and burial information:  
 
About 250,000 Confederate soldiers died in the war. Most died of disease, but others were killed during battle or died in prison camps or hospitals. Raymond W. Watkins copied Confederate burial records throughout the South, in prison camps, and in some Northern cemeteries. The following books may be helpful in locating death and burial information:  
  
:*''Deaths of Confederate Soldiers in Confederate Hospitals'' 14 Volumes. Watkins, Raymond W., compiler. ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/27307952 Worldcat]) (FHL book 975 V2w.)
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:*''Deaths of Confederate Soldiers in Confederate Hospitals'' 14 Volumes. Watkins, Raymond W., compiler. ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/27307952 Worldcat]) (FHL book 975 V2w.)  
:* ''Confederate Burials'' 28 Volumes. Watkins, Raymond W., compiler. ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45458984 Worldcat]) (FHL book 975 V3w.)  
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:*''Confederate Burials'' 28 Volumes. Watkins, Raymond W., compiler. ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45458984 Worldcat]) (FHL book 975 V3w.)
  
 
Many of his unpublished manuscripts are on microfilm at the Family History Library and are listed under his name in the Author/Title section of the library catalog.  
 
Many of his unpublished manuscripts are on microfilm at the Family History Library and are listed under his name in the Author/Title section of the library catalog.  
  
=== Other Sources ===  
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=== National Graves Registration Database  ===
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Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, [http://www.suvcwdb.org/home/index.php National Graves Registration Database] can be searched by name, and the search can be narrowed by unit, state of service, cemetery name, town, county or state of burial. Information that may be given for a person includes birth and death dates, age, unit, rank, enlistment and discharge dates, and name and address of cemetery, The database primarily lists burials for Union soldiers, however, some Confederate soldiers are also listed.
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=== Nationwide Gravesite Locator  ===
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, [http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov Nationwide Gravesite Locator] has burial records of veterans and their family members from VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, and other veterans cemeteries around the country. The records include Civil War veterans as well as veterans from other wars. This database contains records for both Union and Confederate Soldiers.
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=== Applications for Headstones (1925-1941)  ===
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The record collection "Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941" (NARA M1916) contains over 290,000 applications for headstones for U.S. military veterans. Most of the applications are for U.S. military veterans who died during 1925–41, but there are also applications for veterans who died before 1925. Most of the veterans served in the Civil War or later, however, some served in earlier conflicts. In 1906 and 1929 the U.S. government passed laws allowing for headstones for deceased Confederate soldiers as well as Union soldiers. Those applications are included in this collection. Records generally contain the name of the veteran, enlistment and discharge dates, rank, company, regiment, name and location of cemetery, and date of death.<ref> United States. National Archives and Records Service. ''Pamphlet Describing M1916: Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941''. Washington, D.C., National Archives and Records Administration, 2005.</ref>
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:''Note: This collection contains both Confederate and Union records''.
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<br> '''Online'''
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*{{RecordSearch|1916249|United States, Applications for Headstones for Military Veterans, 1925-1941}} (FamilySearch)
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*Family History Library {{FHL|1878150|disp=FHL 1878150-283}}.
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=== Other Sources ===
  
 
:*Office of the Commissioner for Marking the Graves of Confederate Dead. ''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=88851&disp=Register+of+Confederate+soldiers%2C+sail%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Register of Confederate Soldiers, Sailors, and Citizens Who Died in Federal Prisons and Military Hospitals in the North, 1861–1865].'' National Archives Microfilm Publication M918. (FHL film 1024456.) (CD #9, part 119.) These are lists arranged alphabetically by the location of death, then by the name of the soldier.  
 
:*Office of the Commissioner for Marking the Graves of Confederate Dead. ''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=88851&disp=Register+of+Confederate+soldiers%2C+sail%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Register of Confederate Soldiers, Sailors, and Citizens Who Died in Federal Prisons and Military Hospitals in the North, 1861–1865].'' National Archives Microfilm Publication M918. (FHL film 1024456.) (CD #9, part 119.) These are lists arranged alphabetically by the location of death, then by the name of the soldier.  
 
:*''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=144892&disp=Register+of+the+Confederate+dead%2C+inte++ Register of the Confederate Dead, Interred in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia Richmond, Virginia]''. Jones, Printers, 1869. (FHL book 975.5451 V3r; film 0033625.) Richmond was a major burial site during the war. About 18,000 soldiers are interred there in the Hollywood Cemetery. The register lists the soldier’s name, company, regiment, state, death date, section, and grave number.
 
:*''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=144892&disp=Register+of+the+Confederate+dead%2C+inte++ Register of the Confederate Dead, Interred in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia Richmond, Virginia]''. Jones, Printers, 1869. (FHL book 975.5451 V3r; film 0033625.) Richmond was a major burial site during the war. About 18,000 soldiers are interred there in the Hollywood Cemetery. The register lists the soldier’s name, company, regiment, state, death date, section, and grave number.
  
=== The Family History Library ===  
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=== The Family History Library ===
  
 
:*''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=554581&disp=A+Descriptive+list+of+the+burial+places+++ A Descriptive List of the Burial Places of the Remains of Confederate Soldiers: Who Fell in the Battles of Antietam, South Mountain, Monocacy, and Other Points in Washington and Frederick Counties in the State of Maryland]''. Hagerstown, Maryland: Free Press, 1868. (FHL film 1486525.) Entries give name of soldier, unit, and burial place.  
 
:*''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=554581&disp=A+Descriptive+list+of+the+burial+places+++ A Descriptive List of the Burial Places of the Remains of Confederate Soldiers: Who Fell in the Battles of Antietam, South Mountain, Monocacy, and Other Points in Washington and Frederick Counties in the State of Maryland]''. Hagerstown, Maryland: Free Press, 1868. (FHL film 1486525.) Entries give name of soldier, unit, and burial place.  
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:*''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=583230&disp=Deaths+and+burials+of+Confederate+Soldie%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Deaths and Burials of Confederate Soldiers in New Orleans, Louisiana]''. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990. (FHL film 1704156 item 2.)
 
:*''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=583230&disp=Deaths+and+burials+of+Confederate+Soldie%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Deaths and Burials of Confederate Soldiers in New Orleans, Louisiana]''. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990. (FHL film 1704156 item 2.)
  
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
  
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[[United_States,_Applications_for_Headstones_for_U.S._Military_Veterans_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|United States, Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Vererans (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
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Latest revision as of 20:46, 18 January 2012

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About 250,000 Confederate soldiers died in the war. Most died of disease, but others were killed during battle or died in prison camps or hospitals. Raymond W. Watkins copied Confederate burial records throughout the South, in prison camps, and in some Northern cemeteries. The following books may be helpful in locating death and burial information:

  • Deaths of Confederate Soldiers in Confederate Hospitals 14 Volumes. Watkins, Raymond W., compiler. (Worldcat) (FHL book 975 V2w.)
  • Confederate Burials 28 Volumes. Watkins, Raymond W., compiler. (Worldcat) (FHL book 975 V3w.)

Many of his unpublished manuscripts are on microfilm at the Family History Library and are listed under his name in the Author/Title section of the library catalog.

National Graves Registration Database

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, National Graves Registration Database can be searched by name, and the search can be narrowed by unit, state of service, cemetery name, town, county or state of burial. Information that may be given for a person includes birth and death dates, age, unit, rank, enlistment and discharge dates, and name and address of cemetery, The database primarily lists burials for Union soldiers, however, some Confederate soldiers are also listed.

Nationwide Gravesite Locator

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Nationwide Gravesite Locator has burial records of veterans and their family members from VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, and other veterans cemeteries around the country. The records include Civil War veterans as well as veterans from other wars. This database contains records for both Union and Confederate Soldiers.

Applications for Headstones (1925-1941)

The record collection "Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941" (NARA M1916) contains over 290,000 applications for headstones for U.S. military veterans. Most of the applications are for U.S. military veterans who died during 1925–41, but there are also applications for veterans who died before 1925. Most of the veterans served in the Civil War or later, however, some served in earlier conflicts. In 1906 and 1929 the U.S. government passed laws allowing for headstones for deceased Confederate soldiers as well as Union soldiers. Those applications are included in this collection. Records generally contain the name of the veteran, enlistment and discharge dates, rank, company, regiment, name and location of cemetery, and date of death.[1]

Note: This collection contains both Confederate and Union records.


Online


Libraries

Other Sources

The Family History Library

References

  1. United States. National Archives and Records Service. Pamphlet Describing M1916: Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941. Washington, D.C., National Archives and Records Administration, 2005.

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

United States, Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Vererans (FamilySearch Historical Records)