Union Volunteers in the Civil War

From FamilySearch Wiki
Revision as of 19:53, 1 August 2011 by MarkhamMJ (talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

United States  Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military  Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Civil War, 1861 to 1865   Gotoarrow.png  Union Volunteers in the Civil War

Introduction

Union Regular Army Units

Most units were numbered, however, some were named. See the table below for lists of the regiments, battalions, batteries, and other units.

The information in the lists of Union Regular Army Units comes from the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors web site. That web site also can be searched by the name of a soldier.


Union Volunteer Units by Number or by Type
Union Units
1st-9th
Infantry
Cavalry
Bands
Gun Boats
Engineers
Other





  • Gun Boat "Cairo" (Union)
    "Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.

Records

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Florida in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

References