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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|U.S. Civil War]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Union Cemetery Records|Cemetery Records]]''
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|U.S. Civil War]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Union Cemetery Records|Cemetery Records]]''
  
Begin your search for a Union veteran's burial in the following records:
 
  
*The [http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs] has burial records of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, and other veterans cemeteries around the country. The site also provides links to maps of the cemeteries.
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The [http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs] has burial records of veterans and their family members from VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, and other veterans cemeteries around the country. The site also provides links to maps of the cemeteries.
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=== Records at the Family History Library ===
  
 
*Quartermaster General’s Office. ''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=200058&disp=Roll+of+honor++ Roll of Honor: Names of Soldiers Who Died in Defense of the American Union]''. 27 Volumes. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1865–71. Reprint in ten volumes., Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1994. (FHL book 973 M2roh 1994.) (FHL CD #9, part 351.) (FHL films 1311589–91.) The records are arranged by the burial place. Each entry generally gives the soldier’s name, rank, regiment, company, and death date.  
 
*Quartermaster General’s Office. ''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=200058&disp=Roll+of+honor++ Roll of Honor: Names of Soldiers Who Died in Defense of the American Union]''. 27 Volumes. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1865–71. Reprint in ten volumes., Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1994. (FHL book 973 M2roh 1994.) (FHL CD #9, part 351.) (FHL films 1311589–91.) The records are arranged by the burial place. Each entry generally gives the soldier’s name, rank, regiment, company, and death date.  
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*''Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879–1903''. National Archives Microfilm Publication M1845. Contains 166,000 records of veterans buried in private cemeteries. Cards are arranged alphabetically and contain the name of the veteran, rank, company, regiment, place of burial, name and location of cemetery, grave number, date of death, and supplier of headstones.
 
*''Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879–1903''. National Archives Microfilm Publication M1845. Contains 166,000 records of veterans buried in private cemeteries. Cards are arranged alphabetically and contain the name of the veteran, rank, company, regiment, place of burial, name and location of cemetery, grave number, date of death, and supplier of headstones.
  
Additional statewide burial records of Union soldiers and veterans available at the Family History Library include:
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'''Michigan'''
  
 
*''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=710418&disp=Civil+war+graves+registration+index+card++ Civil War Graves Registration Index Cards], 1861–1930''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1994. (FHL 22 films, beginning with 1955405.) This index for the state of Michigan includes name, county of burial, and military unit.  
 
*''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=710418&disp=Civil+war+graves+registration+index+card++ Civil War Graves Registration Index Cards], 1861–1930''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1994. (FHL 22 films, beginning with 1955405.) This index for the state of Michigan includes name, county of burial, and military unit.  
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'''Nebraska'''
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*''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=201129&disp=Civil+War+veterans+buried+in+Nebraska++ Civil War Veterans Buried in Nebraska].'' Lincoln, Nebraska: State Historical Society, 1970. (FHL films 0833155–56.) Entries contain name, GAR post number; place of burial, including city and county; cemetery name; grave lot and section; date and place of death; place of birth; date of birth; company; regiment; rank; and enlistment and discharge dates.
 
*''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=201129&disp=Civil+War+veterans+buried+in+Nebraska++ Civil War Veterans Buried in Nebraska].'' Lincoln, Nebraska: State Historical Society, 1970. (FHL films 0833155–56.) Entries contain name, GAR post number; place of burial, including city and county; cemetery name; grave lot and section; date and place of death; place of birth; date of birth; company; regiment; rank; and enlistment and discharge dates.
  

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has burial records of veterans and their family members from VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, and other veterans cemeteries around the country. The site also provides links to maps of the cemeteries.

Records at the Family History Library

  • Quartermaster General’s Office. Roll of Honor: Names of Soldiers Who Died in Defense of the American Union. 27 Volumes. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1865–71. Reprint in ten volumes., Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1994. (FHL book 973 M2roh 1994.) (FHL CD #9, part 351.) (FHL films 1311589–91.) The records are arranged by the burial place. Each entry generally gives the soldier’s name, rank, regiment, company, and death date.
  • Reamy, Martha, and William Reamy, compiler. Index to the Roll of Honor. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1995. (FHL book 973 M2roh index.) Indexed by name with volume and page reference for the 27 volumes of the roll of honor.
  • Hughes, Mark, compiler. The Unpublished Roll of Honor. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996. (FHL book 973 M2roha.) Contains additional names not included in the roll of honor.
  • Hughes, Mark. Bivouac of the Dead. Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1995. (FHL book 973 M24h.) Contains a history of the National Cemetery system and burial procedures of the Union army, an index to the original burial site along with final burial site of soldiers (1860–90), and a brief description of each cemetery.
  • Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879–1903. National Archives Microfilm Publication M1845. Contains 166,000 records of veterans buried in private cemeteries. Cards are arranged alphabetically and contain the name of the veteran, rank, company, regiment, place of burial, name and location of cemetery, grave number, date of death, and supplier of headstones.

Michigan

  • Civil War Graves Registration Index Cards, 1861–1930. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1994. (FHL 22 films, beginning with 1955405.) This index for the state of Michigan includes name, county of burial, and military unit.

Nebraska

  • Civil War Veterans Buried in Nebraska. Lincoln, Nebraska: State Historical Society, 1970. (FHL films 0833155–56.) Entries contain name, GAR post number; place of burial, including city and county; cemetery name; grave lot and section; date and place of death; place of birth; date of birth; company; regiment; rank; and enlistment and discharge dates.