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''[[United States of America|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]&nbsp; [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|U.S. Civil War]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]&nbsp; [[Delaware|Delaware]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]&nbsp; [[Delaware Military Records|Delaware Military]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]&nbsp; [[Delaware_in_the_Civil_War|Delaware in the Civil War]]'' <br>
  
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During the Civil War, Delaware raised 16 military units for the Union. Their records can be found in state records shown on this page, unit records which may be found on the military unit pages (see below for links), or [[United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 2|federal records]]. For ideas on how to begin searching for your Civil War ancestor, see [[Beginning United States Civil War Research|Beginning United States Civil War Research]].<br>[[Image:Delaware flag.png|thumb|right|300px]] <br>
  
=== Regiments ===
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=== Introduction- Delaware in the Civil War ===
  
*[[1st_Battalion,_Delaware_Cavalry|1st Battalion, Delaware Cavalry]]<br>Organized at Wilmington, Del., January 20, 1863.<br>Mustered out June 30, 1865.<br>
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Though [[Delaware|Delaware]] contributed 16 military units to the Union Army, the citizens of Delaware were divided in their feelings about the war. Some were for slavery; others were against it, and still others thought it would fade away if left alone.<ref name="DE in CW">Delaware History Museum. [http://www.hsd.org/civilwar.htm Delaware in the Civil War]. (accessed 21 January 2011).</ref>
  
*1st Regiment, Delaware Infantry (3 months, 1861)<br>Organized at Wilmington, Delaware, May 22, 1861. <br>Mustered out August 30. <br>
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=== Delaware Military Units  ===
  
*1st Regiment, Delaware Infantry <br>Organized at Wilmington, Del., September 10 to October 19, 1861.&nbsp;<br>Mustered out July 12, 1865. <br>
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Most units were numbered, however, some were named. See the table below for lists of the regiments, battalions, batteries, and unassigned companies.  
  
*2nd Regiment, Delaware Infantry <br>Organized at Wilmington, Del., June 12 to October 7, 1861.<br>Mustered out July 1, 1864, expiration of term. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 1st Delaware Infantry.<br>
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<br>The information in the lists of&nbsp;Delaware Military Units comes from the [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors] web site. This web site can also be searched by the name of a soldier. <br>
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<center>'''Delaware Military Units by Number or Type of Unit'''</center><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; color: black; padding-top: 5px">'''''Union Units'''''</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 63px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Delaware Civil War Units|By Unit Number]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Delaware Civil War Union Infantry Units|Infantry]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Delaware Civil War Union Cavalry Units|Cavalry]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Delaware Civil War Union Artillery Units|Artillery]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Delaware Civil War Union Unassigned Units|Un- assigned]]</div>
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*3rd Regiment, Delaware Infantry<br>Organized at Camden December 30, 1861, to May 15, 1862. <br>Mustered out June 3, 1865.<br>
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*4th Regiment, Delaware Infantry<br>Organized at Wilmington, Del., June to November, 1862.<br>Mustered out June 3, 1865.<br>
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=== Roster  ===
  
*5th Regiment, Delaware Infantry<br>Organized in Delaware at large October 25 to November 26, 1862.<br>Mustered out August 12, 1863.<br>
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A roster of Delaware volunteers is given at the end of the following work:
  
*6th Regiment, Delaware Infantry<br>Organized in Delaware at large October 25 to December 18, 1862.
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*Scharf, J. Thomas. ''History of Delaware, 1609-1888''. Two Volumes. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: L.J. Richards, 1888. [http://tinyurl.com/4oxuet3 Google Books]. (Family History Library {{FHL|219567|title-id|disp=film 1000154 items 1-2}}.) Lists place mustered, officers, and casualties.
  
Mustered out September 5, 1863.<br><br>
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=== Service Records  ===
  
7th Regiment, Delaware Infantry
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*An index to compiled Delaware military service records is available at the Family History Library (Family History Library {{FHL|313512|title-id|disp=films 881617-20}}.)
  
Organized at Wilmington, Del., for 30 days July 12, 1864.  
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*[[Delaware, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Delaware, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearchHistorical Records)]] goes to a description of the records with a link to the database.
  
Attached to 3rd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, Middle Dept.  
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*The [http://go.fold3.com/civilwar_records Compiled Service Records] ($) (Fold3.com) for soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Delaware are available online. In the future, these records will be [http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2007/nr07-41.html made available at no charge] through the National Archives web site. The service records are also available at no charge at [http://www.archives.gov/locations/archival-research.html National Archives research rooms]. For more information see [[Union Service Records|Union Service Records]].
  
Mustered out August 12, 1864.<br>
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The compiled service records consist of an envelope containing card abstracts taken from muster rolls, returns, pay vouchers, and other records. Service records may provide rank, unit, date of enlistment, length of service, age, residence, and death date.  
  
8th Regiment, Delaware Infantry
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=== Pension Records  ===
  
Organized at Wilmington, Del., October, 1864.  
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'''Civil War Pension Index Cards''' - An {{RecordSearch|1471019|Index to Pension Applications}} of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on FamilySearch. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. The majority of the records are of Civil War veterans, but the collection also includes records for veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Indian Wars, and World War I. For more information see [[Union Pension Records|Union Pension Records]].  
  
Attached to Engineer Brigade, Army of the Potomac, to January 12, 1865. Provost Guard, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.<br>Mustered out June 5, 1865.
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=== 1890 Census  ===
  
<br>9th Regiment, Delaware Infantry
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*The 1890 Census Veterans Schedules for the Delaware State Hospital for the Insane are available on roll 118 of "Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War" (NARA M123). The schedules list veterans and their widows who served as Union soldiers in the Civil War. For more information on the 1890 Veterans Schedules see [[Union Census Records|Union Census Records]].
  
Organized at Wilmington, Del., for 100 days August 30, 1864.<br>
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=== Delaware Confederate Citizens and Soldiers  ===
  
Mustered out January 23, 1865.  
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[http://www.descv.org/ Delaware Grays] (Sons of Confederate Veterans) has rosters and other information of Confederate citizens and soldiers of Delaware.  
  
<br>Ahl's Battery, Delaware Heavy Artillery
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=== Other Sources  ===
  
Organized at Fort Delaware July 27, 1863.  
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Hancock, Harold Bell. Delaware During the Civil War&nbsp;: a Political History. (Wilmington, Del.&nbsp;: Historical Society of Delaware, 2003, ©1961.) [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=wikipedia&q=isbn%3A0924117249 Libraries with this book]
  
Mustered out July 25, 1865.  
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[http://www.african-nativeamerican.com/11th.html Delaware's United States Colored Troops and Sailors ]and list of Troops and Sailors buried in&nbsp;Delaware.  
  
<br>Crossley's Half Company, Delaware Artillery
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=== References  ===
  
"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br><br>
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Milligan's Independent Company, Delaware Cavalry
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Organized at Wilmington, Del., for 30 days' service July 15, 1864.
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[[Category:Delaware_-_Military_-_Civil_War,_1861-1865]]
 
 
Mustered out August 15, 1864. <br><br><br>Nield's Independent Battery, Delaware Light Artillery
 
 
 
Organized at Wilmington, Del., August 30, 1862.
 
 
 
Attached to Camp Barry, Defences of Washington, D. C., to February, 1863. Camp Barry, Defences of Washington, 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1863. Unattached Artillery, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to June, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to July, 1863. Camp Barry, 22nd Army Corps, to August, 1863. Dept. of the East to October, 1863. Camp Barry, 22nd Army Corps, to February, 1864. Defences of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1864. Artillery, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to November, 1864. Unassigned Artillery, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to December, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to June, 1865.<br>Mustered out June 23, and discharged from service July 5, 1865.<br><br><br>Unassigned Delaware <br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
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During the Civil War, Delaware raised 16 military units for the Union. Their records can be found in state records shown on this page, unit records which may be found on the military unit pages (see below for links), or federal records. For ideas on how to begin searching for your Civil War ancestor, see Beginning United States Civil War Research.
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Introduction- Delaware in the Civil War

Though Delaware contributed 16 military units to the Union Army, the citizens of Delaware were divided in their feelings about the war. Some were for slavery; others were against it, and still others thought it would fade away if left alone.[1]

Delaware Military Units

Most units were numbered, however, some were named. See the table below for lists of the regiments, battalions, batteries, and unassigned companies.


The information in the lists of Delaware Military Units comes from the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors web site. This web site can also be searched by the name of a soldier.

Delaware Military Units by Number or Type of Unit
Union Units
By Unit Number
Infantry
Cavalry
Artillery
Un- assigned





Roster

A roster of Delaware volunteers is given at the end of the following work:

  • Scharf, J. Thomas. History of Delaware, 1609-1888. Two Volumes. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: L.J. Richards, 1888. Google Books. (Family History Library film 1000154 items 1-2.) Lists place mustered, officers, and casualties.

Service Records

  • An index to compiled Delaware military service records is available at the Family History Library (Family History Library films 881617-20.)

The compiled service records consist of an envelope containing card abstracts taken from muster rolls, returns, pay vouchers, and other records. Service records may provide rank, unit, date of enlistment, length of service, age, residence, and death date.

Pension Records

Civil War Pension Index Cards - An Index to Pension Applications of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on FamilySearch. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. The majority of the records are of Civil War veterans, but the collection also includes records for veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Indian Wars, and World War I. For more information see Union Pension Records.

1890 Census

  • The 1890 Census Veterans Schedules for the Delaware State Hospital for the Insane are available on roll 118 of "Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War" (NARA M123). The schedules list veterans and their widows who served as Union soldiers in the Civil War. For more information on the 1890 Veterans Schedules see Union Census Records.

Delaware Confederate Citizens and Soldiers

Delaware Grays (Sons of Confederate Veterans) has rosters and other information of Confederate citizens and soldiers of Delaware.

Other Sources

Hancock, Harold Bell. Delaware During the Civil War : a Political History. (Wilmington, Del. : Historical Society of Delaware, 2003, ©1961.) Libraries with this book

Delaware's United States Colored Troops and Sailors and list of Troops and Sailors buried in Delaware.

References

  1. Delaware History Museum. Delaware in the Civil War. (accessed 21 January 2011).