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''[[United States of America|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|U.S. Civil War]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Delaware|Delaware]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Delaware Military Records|Delaware Military]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Delaware in the Civil War|Delaware in the Civil War]]'' <br>
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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>  
  
=== Introduction  ===
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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>
  
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&nbsp;fade away&nbsp;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><br>
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=== Introduction- Delaware in the Civil War  ===
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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>
  
 
=== Delaware Military Units  ===
 
=== Delaware Military Units  ===
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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.  
 
Most units were numbered, however, some were named. See the table below for lists of the regiments, battalions, batteries, and unassigned companies.  
  
<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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<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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=== Regiments  ===
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*[[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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=== Roster  ===
  
*[[1st Regiment, Delaware Infantry (3 months, 1861)|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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A roster of Delaware volunteers is given at the end of the following work:
  
*[[1st Regiment, Delaware Infantry|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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*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.
  
*[[2nd Regiment, Delaware Infantry|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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=== Service Records  ===
  
*[[3rd Regiment, Delaware Infantry|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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*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}}.)
  
*[[4th Regiment, Delaware Infantry|4th Regiment, Delaware Infantry]]<br>Organized at Wilmington, Del., June to November, 1862.<br>Mustered out June 3, 1865.<br>
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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.
  
*[[5th Regiment, Delaware Infantry|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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*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]].
  
*[[6th Regiment, Delaware Infantry|6th Regiment, Delaware Infantry]]<br>Organized in Delaware at large October 25 to December 18, 1862.<br>Mustered out September 5, 1863.<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.  
  
*[[7th Regiment, Delaware Infantry|7th Regiment, Delaware Infantry]]<br>Organized at Wilmington, Del., for 30 days July 12, 1864.<br>Mustered out August 12, 1864.<br>
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=== Pension Records  ===
  
*[[8th Regiment, Delaware Infantry|8th Regiment, Delaware Infantry]]<br>Organized at Wilmington, Del., October, 1864.<br>Mustered out June 5, 1865.<br>
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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]].  
  
*[[9th Regiment, Delaware Infantry|9th Regiment, Delaware Infantry]]<br>Organized at Wilmington, Del., for 100 days August 30, 1864.<br>Mustered out January 23, 1865.<br>
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=== 1890 Census  ===
  
*[[Ahl's Battery, Delaware Heavy Artillery|Ahl's Battery, Delaware Heavy Artillery]]<br>Organized at Fort Delaware July 27, 1863.<br>Mustered out July 25, 1865.<br>
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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]].
  
*[[Crossley's Half Company, Delaware Artillery|Crossley's Half Company, Delaware Artillery<br><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1291331989525_402" />]]"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
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=== Delaware Confederate Citizens and Soldiers  ===
  
*[[Milligan's Independent Company, Delaware Cavalry|Milligan's Independent Company, Delaware Cavalry]]<br>Organized at Wilmington, Del., for 30 days' service July 15, 1864.<br>Mustered out August 15, 1864.<br>
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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.  
  
*[[Nield's Independent Battery, Delaware Light Artillery|Nield's Independent Battery, Delaware Light Artillery]]<br>Organized at Wilmington, Del., August 30, 1862.<br>Mustered out June 23, and discharged from service July 5, 1865.<br>
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=== Other Sources  ===
  
*[[Unassigned Delaware|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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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]  
 
 
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=== 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. (Family History Library {{FHL|219567|title-id|disp=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 {{FHL|313512|title-id|disp=films 881617-20}}.)
 
 
 
The service records have not been microfilmed yet and are available only at the National Archives. Service records may provide rank, unit, date of enlistment, length of service, age, residence, and death date.  
 
 
 
=== Pension Records  ===
 
 
 
*'''Civil War Pension Index Cards''' - A free Internet index to pension applications of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1471019 FamilySearch Record Search]. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. Other wars, of that time period, may be included.
 
  
=== Other Sources  ===
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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.
  
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]
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=== References  ===
  
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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).