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| title=United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903  
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| FS_URL_01 = [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1916249?collectionNameFilter=true Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans,1925-1949]
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| FS_URL_05 = [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/402623?availability=Family%20History%20Library Togus National Cemetery Records FamilySearch Catalog]
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| FS_URL_06 =[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/200058?availability=Family%20History%20Library Roll of honor : names of soldiers who died in defense of the American union, interred in the national cemeteries FamilySearch Catalog]
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| RW_URL_01 =[https://www.archives.gov/research/military/veterans/headstones-nonfederal-cemeteries.pdf NARA Research Guide for Headstone Records]
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| RW_URL_02 =[http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/ Nationwide Gravesite Locator National Cemetery Administration]
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| RW_URL_03 =[https://www.abmc.gov/database-search American Battle Monuments Commission Burials and Memorials] 
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| RW_URL_04 =[http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/ U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator]
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| RW_URL_05 =[http://www.archives.gov/research/military/veterans/burials-national-cemetery.pdf NARA Reference Report]
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| RW_URL_06 =[http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2003/spring/headstones.html NARA article: Honoring Our War Dead: The Evolution of the Government Policy on Headstones for Fallen Soldiers and Sailors]
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| RW_URL_08 =[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/military/civil/index.htm Access Genealogy: Civil War Records]
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== Record Description ==
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==What Is in the Collection" ==
  
This collection consists of 3x4 inch cards, which are headstone (gravestone) contracts provided for deceased Union veterans of the Civil War. The cards are on 22 rolls of microfilm covering over 166,000 records and are&nbsp;arranged alphabetically by surname. There are nine cards per image. Some of the names on the cards may be difficult to read.  
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This collection consists of 3x4 inch cards, which are headstone (gravestone) contracts provided for deceased Union veterans of the Civil War. The cards are on 22 rolls of microfilm covering over 166,000 records and are arranged alphabetically by surname. There are nine cards per image. Some of the names on the cards may be difficult to read.  
  
 
Most burials occurred in private cemeteries, though some may have occurred in National Soldier Home cemeteries.  
 
Most burials occurred in private cemeteries, though some may have occurred in National Soldier Home cemeteries.  
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The gravestones were provided between the years 1879 and 1903, although the soldiers generally died between 1861 and 1903.&nbsp;  
 
The gravestones were provided between the years 1879 and 1903, although the soldiers generally died between 1861 and 1903.&nbsp;  
  
For a list of records by surnames currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1913388/waypoints Browse].
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===To Browse This Collection===
  
=== Citation for this Collection  ===
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{{Collection_Browse_Link
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|title=United States, Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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== Collection Content  ==
 
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=== Sample Image ===
{{Collection citation | text= "United States, Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1845. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.}}
 
 
 
[[United States, Records of Headstones Provided Deceased Union Civil War Veterans (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
  
 
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Image:United States Records of Headstones Provided Deceased Union Civil War Veterans (10-0731) DGS 4763354 30.jpg|Headstone Record
 
Image:United States Records of Headstones Provided Deceased Union Civil War Veterans (10-0731) DGS 4763354 30.jpg|Headstone Record
 
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== What Can This Collection Tell Me? ==
  
 
The cards contain the following information:  
 
The cards contain the following information:  
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*Contract date
 
*Contract date
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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To begin your search you will need to know:
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*The name of the soldier.
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*The approximate burial or death date.
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*The place where the soldier was buried.
  
To begin your search you will need to know the soldier's name. It is also helpful to know:
 
  
*The approximate burial or death date
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1913388?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>Fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.
*The place of burial
 
  
Once you have located your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Burial records are often brief so it can be easy confuse individuals. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.  
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1913388/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select "Surname Range" which takes you to the images.  
  
Next, look at the pieces of information given in the burial record for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
 
  
For example:  
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With either search keep in mind:  
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
*Use the date along with&nbsp;the name to find the family in census records, church, and land records.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1913388 United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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When you have located your ancestor’s headstone record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family.
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=== I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Use the information from the headstone to find a death certificate
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*Use the information to find the family in census records
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*Use the information to find the family in church and land records
 
*The name of the gravestone provider or place of burial could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.  
 
*The name of the gravestone provider or place of burial could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.  
*The branch of service and regiment can lead you to other military records.  
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*The branch of service and regiment can lead you to other military records including pension and service records.
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*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, try the following:
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.  
*Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
  
== Related Websites ==
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== Known Issues With This Collection ==
  
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/military/civil-war/civil-war-genealogy-resources/union/veteran-headstones.html National Archives]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=United-States-Records-of-Headstones-of-Deceased-Union-Veterans-1879-1903-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
*[[Union Cemetery Records]]
 
*[[United States Military Records|United States Military Records]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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==Citing This Collection==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image. <br>
  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "United States, Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1845. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.}} <br><br>
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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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'''Image Citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
 
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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  ===
 
  
"United States, Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903," index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V6H3-WBD&nbsp;: accessed 29 Aug 2012), Robert K Abel; citing Army Quartermaster General's Office. United States, records of Headstones provided deceased Union veterans. National Archives, Washington D.C.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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Record Description
Record Type Cemetery Headstone Cards
Record Group RG 92: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General
Collection years 1879-1903
Microfilm Publication M1845. Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans,ca.1879-ca.1903. 22 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 421
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What Is in the Collection"

This collection consists of 3x4 inch cards, which are headstone (gravestone) contracts provided for deceased Union veterans of the Civil War. The cards are on 22 rolls of microfilm covering over 166,000 records and are arranged alphabetically by surname. There are nine cards per image. Some of the names on the cards may be difficult to read.

Most burials occurred in private cemeteries, though some may have occurred in National Soldier Home cemeteries.

Gravestones were provided to Union soldiers who died between 1861 and 1903. Some cards may include War of 1812 veterans. The gravestones were provided between 1879-1903 by the United States government. 

The gravestones were provided between the years 1879 and 1903, although the soldiers generally died between 1861 and 1903. 

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for United States, Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903.

Collection Content

Sample Image

What Can This Collection Tell Me?

The cards contain the following information:

  • Name of soldier
  • Company, regiment, branch of service
  • Name of cemetery
  • Location of cemetery (city, county, state)
  • Grave and section number
  • Death date
  • Supplier of gravestone
  • Contract date

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search you will need to know:

  • The name of the soldier.
  • The approximate burial or death date.
  • The place where the soldier was buried.


Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select "Surname Range" which takes you to the images.


With either search keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s headstone record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family.

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the information from the headstone to find a death certificate
  • Use the information to find the family in census records
  • Use the information to find the family in church and land records
  • The name of the gravestone provider or place of burial could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • The branch of service and regiment can lead you to other military records including pension and service records.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.

Known Issues With This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.


Citing This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"United States, Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1845. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for United States, Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903.


Image Citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for United States, Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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