Union Census Records

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1890 Veterans Schedules

As part of the regular enumeration of the population in 1890, a special enumeration, The "Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War" (NARA M123) (118 microfilm rolls), was also done of Union veterans and widows.

The schedules for the states of Alabama through Kansas and approximately half of those for Kentucky were destroyed prior to microfilming. The schedules for the remaining states of Louisiana through Wyoming and the District of Columbia are available in this collection.[1]

In addition to the states mentioned above, the following miscellaneous schedules are included on roll 118 of the veterans schedules:

  • California - Alcatras
  • Connecticut - Fort Trumbull
  • Connecticut - Hartford County Hospital
  • Connecticut - U.S. Naval Station
  • Delaware - Delaware State Hospital for the Insane
  • Florida - Fort Barrancas
  • Florida - St. Francis Barracks
  • Idaho - Boise Barracks
  • Idaho - Fort Sherman
  • Illinois - Cook County
  • Illinois - Henderson County
  • Indiana - Warrick County
  • Indiana - White County
  • Kansas - Barton County

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 surviving 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