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This Collection will include records from 1861 to 1865.<br>
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The collection consists of Union service records of soldiers who served in organizations from the Territory and State of Nevada. The records include abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in the following original records:  
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== What Is in This Collection? ==
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The collection consists of Union service records of soldiers who served in the First Battalion Nevada Cavalry and the First Battalion Nevada Infantry from the Territory and State of Nevada, for the years 1861 to 1865. The records include abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in the following original records:  
  
 
*Muster rolls  
 
*Muster rolls  
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*Inspection reports
 
*Inspection reports
  
<br>For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 94, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780s - 1917, and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M1789. Index courtesy of [http://www.fold3.com www.fold3.com]&nbsp;(previously Footnote.com).  
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For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 94, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780s - 1917, and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M1789. Index courtesy of [http://www.fold3.com www.fold3.com]&nbsp;(previously Footnote.com).  
  
 
Service records were kept for each soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier.&nbsp;  
 
Service records were kept for each soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier.&nbsp;  
  
This index was created to provide quick access to compiled service records.  
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This index was created to provide quick access to compiled service records. The records are in individual files which usually include the following:  
 
 
The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that even though this index is very accurate it still may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations.
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
 
 
 
{{Collection citation| text=<!--bibdescbegin--> "Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the Territory and State of Nevada." Fold3.com. http://www.fold3.com : 2012. <!--bibdescend-->}}
 
 
 
[[Nevada, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
The records are in individual files which usually include the following:  
 
  
 
*A jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, rank, and the unit in which he served  
 
*A jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, rank, and the unit in which he served  
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*The originals of any papers relating only to the particular soldier
 
*The originals of any papers relating only to the particular soldier
  
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
 
The index to these records contains the following:  
 
The index to these records contains the following:  
  
 
*Jacket name  
 
*Jacket name  
*Soldier’s full name  
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*Soldier’s full name and rank
*Year
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*Company and battalion in which served
*Age (often estimated)  
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*Date and place of enlistment
*Military unit served in
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*Date when mustered-in
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*Year(s) of service
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*Birthplace and age
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*Occupation
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*Physical description
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*Date of discharge
 
*Type of records in file  
 
*Type of records in file  
 
*NARA publication number, title, and roll number
 
*NARA publication number, title, and roll number
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
 
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
Use the locator information found in the index (such as roll number and the unit served in) to locate your ancestors in the service records. Compare the information in the records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names. Keep in mind that even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.  
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*The name of your ancestor.
 
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*The unit in which the soldier served.
When you have located your ancestor’s service record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
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*The place where the soldier resided.
  
For example:
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*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.  
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
*Use the age and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census, church, and land records.
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
*Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, check for variant spellings of the surnames.
 
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members. 
  
*[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*[http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($) Searchable Civil War service records
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*Use the age to calculate a birth date and to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.  
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*Use the information to find additional family members.  
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.  
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*[[Nevada Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Nevada, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Nevada Archives and Libraries]].
  
*[[Union Service Records|Union Service Records]]
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== Citing This Collection ==
*[[United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1|United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865, Part 1]]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/United_States_Civil_War_1861_to_1865,_Part_2 United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865, Part 2]
 
*[[Nevada Military Records|Nevada Military Records]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
  
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;Collection Citation:
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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"Nevada, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. From "Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the Territory and State of Nevada." Database. <i>Fold3.com</i>. http://www.fold3.com : n.d. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1789. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
"Nevada, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865", index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 31 August2012), &nbsp; Elias H Johnson, age 28; NARA publication M1798, NARA roll 5; Records of the Adjutant General's Office, Orem, Utah, United States.
 
  
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Record Description
Record Type Compiled Service Records
Record Group RG 94: Records of the Adjutant General's Office
Collection years 1861-1865
Microfilm Publication M1789. Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldier who Served in Organizations from the Territory and State of Nevada. 16 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 300398423
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
  • Ancestry ($) Searchable Civil War service records
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National Archives and Records Administration


What Is in This Collection?

The collection consists of Union service records of soldiers who served in the First Battalion Nevada Cavalry and the First Battalion Nevada Infantry from the Territory and State of Nevada, for the years 1861 to 1865. The records include abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in the following original records:

  • Muster rolls
  • Returns
  • Rosters
  • Payrolls
  • Appointment books
  • Hospital registers
  • Union prison registers and rolls
  • Parole rolls
  • Inspection reports

For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 94, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780s - 1917, and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M1789. Index courtesy of www.fold3.com (previously Footnote.com).

Service records were kept for each soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier. 

This index was created to provide quick access to compiled service records. The records are in individual files which usually include the following:

  • A jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, rank, and the unit in which he served
  • A card (or cards) with abstracts of entries from original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, parole rolls, and inspection reports
  • The originals of any papers relating only to the particular soldier

What Can these Records Tell Me?

The index to these records contains the following:

  • Jacket name
  • Soldier’s full name and rank
  • Company and battalion in which served
  • Date and place of enlistment
  • Date when mustered-in
  • Year(s) of service
  • Birthplace and age
  • Occupation
  • Physical description
  • Date of discharge
  • Type of records in file
  • NARA publication number, title, and roll number

How Do I Search the Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The unit in which the soldier served.
  • The place where the soldier resided.

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the age to calculate a birth date and to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Nevada, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Nevada Archives and Libraries.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"Nevada, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. From "Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the Territory and State of Nevada." Database. Fold3.com. http://www.fold3.com : n.d. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1789. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.

Record Citation:
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