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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8667 1890 Veterans Schedules] (Ancestry) ($)
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8667 1890 Veterans Schedules] (Ancestry) ($)
*Locate these records at a library using [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/14455688 Worldcat].
=== 1910 U.S. Federal Census ===
=== 1910 U.S. Federal Census ===

Revision as of 13:33, 13 November 2011

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1890 Veterans Schedules

As part of the regular enumeration of the population in 1890, a special enumeration was also done of Union veterans and widows. The returns are available in the following collection:

The "Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War" (NARA M123). The schedules for the states of Alabama through Kansas and approximately half of those for Kentucky were destroyed by fire prior to microfilming. The schedules for the remaining states and the District of Columbia are available in this collection.[1]

The records give name, rank, company, regiment or vessel, dates of enlistment and discharge, length of service, residence, disability, and remarks.

See the official NARA pamphlet explaining these records in detail at M123.pdf.

Where to Find the Records

The 1890 Veterans Schedules are available online from Ancestry. Ancestry.com is available free at some libraries.



  • Locate these records at a library using Worldcat.

1910 U.S. Federal Census

  • The Thirteenth Population Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA T624) (FHL 1,784 films), asked whether an individual was a survivor of the Union Army (UA) or the Union Navy (UN). Some state censuses also identified Union veterans. Examples on microfilm at the Family History Library include the New York census of 1865 and the Wisconsin census of 1885.


  1. United States. National Archives and Records Service. Pamphlet Describing M123: Special Schedules of The Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Washington, D.C., National Archives And Record Service, Pub. date unknown