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''[[United States of America|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|U.S. Civil War]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Veteran Reserve Corps in the Civil War|Veteran Reserve Corps in the Civil War]]''  
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<center>'''Veteran Reserve Corps Military Units by Number or Type of Unit'''</center><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; color: black; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">'''''Union Units'''''</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 65px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Veteran Reserve Corps Civil War Union Units 1st through 24th and A to Z|1st-24th and A-Z]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 65px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Veteran Reserve Corps Civil War Union Regiments|Regiments]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 65px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Veteran Reserve Corps Civil War Union Battalions|Battalions]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 75px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Veteran Reserve Corps Civil War Union Independent Companies|Independent Companies]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 65px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Veteran Reserve Corps Civil War Union Unassigned Units|Unassign- ed Units]]</div>  
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<center>'''Veteran Reserve Corps Military Units by Number or Type of Unit'''</center><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; color: black; padding-top: 5px">'''''Union Units'''''</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 65px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Veteran Reserve Corps Civil War Union Units 1st through 24th|1st-24th]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 65px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Veteran Reserve Corps Civil War Union Units A to Z|A-Z]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 70px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Veteran Reserve Corps Civil War Union Regiments|Regiments]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 70px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Veteran Reserve Corps Civil War Union Battalions|Battalions]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 80px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Veteran Reserve Corps Civil War Union Independent Companies|Independent Companies]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 70px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Veteran Reserve Corps Civil War Union Unassigned Units|Unassign- ed Units]]</div>  
 
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=== Records and Resources ===
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=== Records  ===
  
Indexes to service (Family History Library films 821940-46) and pension records of Union army soldiers are on film at the Family History Library. The service and pension records are available only at the National Archives.  
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*United States. Adjutant General's Office. ''Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers who Served in the Veteran Reserve Corps''.&nbsp; (Washington [District of Columbia]&nbsp;: The National Archives, 1965). 26 microfilms starting with {{FHL|108734|title-id|disp=FHL film 1205358}} <br>
  
*Civil War Pension Index Cards - An {{RecordSearch|1471019|Index to Pension Applications}} of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on FamilySearch. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. The majority of the records are of Civil War veterans, but the collection also includes records for veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Indian Wars, and World War I. For more information see [[Union Service and Pension Records]].
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*Dyer, Frederick H. ''A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion [U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps]''...(Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1994). {{FHL|820611|title-id|disp=FHL microfiche 6118633}} <br> This book was ompiled and arranged from official records of the Federal and Confederate armies, reports of the Adjutant Generals of the several states, the Army registers and other reliable documents and sources. It includes the regimental histories pertaining to the U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps (p. 1741-1747).<br>
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*United States. Army. Veteran Reserve Corps. ''Field Record of Officers of the Veteran Reserve Corps from Commencement to the Close of the Rebellion''. (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1994). {{FHL|820715|title-id|disp=FHL microfiche 6118635}}<br>
  
 
=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===
  
*[[1st Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps|1st Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Began organization February 23, 1864. <br>Mustered out by November 27, 1865.<br>
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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). <br>
  
*[[1st Independent Company, Veteran Reserve Corps|1st Independent Company, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized at Washington, D.C., December 4, 1865. <br>Mustered out by October 22, 1866. <br>
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*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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. <br>
  
*[[1st Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|1st Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized at Washington, D.C., October 10, 1863. <br>Mustered out by November 25,1865.<br>
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|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.
  
*[[2nd Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps|2nd Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized June 9, 1863. <br>Mustered out by December 31, 1865.<br>
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*[[2nd Independent Company, Veteran Reserve Corps|2nd Independent Company, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, December 15, 1865. <br>Mustered out by August 30, 1866.<br>
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*[[2nd Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|2nd Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized at Detroit, Michigan, October 10, 1863. <br>Mustered out by November 11, 1865.<br>
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*[[3rd Independent Company, Veteran Reserve Corps|3rd Independent Company, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized at Columbus, Ohio, December 14, 1865. <br>Mustered out by August 29, 1866.<br>
 
  
*[[3rd Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|3rd Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized October 10, 1863. <br>Mustered out by December 15, 1865.<br>
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*[[4th Independent Company, Veteran Reserve Corps|4th Independent Company, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, February 17, 1866. <br>Mustered out by August 26, 1866.<br>
 
 
 
*[[4th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|4th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized at Rock Island, Illinois, October 10, 1863. <br>Mustered out January 23, 1866, by detachments.<br>
 
 
 
*[[5th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|5th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., October 10, 1863. <br>Mustered out November 23, 1865, by detachments.<br>
 
 
 
*[[5th Independent Company, Veteran Reserve Corps|5th Independent Company, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized at David's Island, New York Harbor, December 14, 1865. <br>Mustered out by August 31, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[6th Independent Company, Veteran Reserve Corps|6th Independent Company, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized at Gallop's Island, Boston Harbor, December 1, 1865. <br>Mustered out by detachments June 1 to August 31, 1866.<br>
 
 
 
*[[6th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|6th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized at Washington, D.C., October 10, 1863. <br>Mustered out by November 25, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[7th Independent Company, Veteran Reserve Corps|7th Independent Company, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized at Elmira, New York, December 1, 1865. <br> Mustered out August 29, 1866.<br>
 
 
 
*[[7th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|7th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized October 10, 1863 <br>Mustered out by November 25, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[8th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|8th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized at Chicago, Illinois, October 10, 1863. <br>Mustered out by November 20, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[9th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|9th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized at Washington, D.C., October 10, 1863. <br>Mustered out by November 16, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[10th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|10th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized at New York City October 10, 1863. <br>Mustered out by November 16, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[11th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|11th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized at Elmira, New York, October 10, 1863. <br>Mustered out by November 23, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[12th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|12th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized at Albany, New York, October 10, 1863. <br>Mustered out by November 25, 1865. <br>
 
 
 
*[[13th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|13th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized October 10, 1863. <br>Mustered out by November 25, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[14th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|14th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized October 10, 1863. <br>Mustered out by November 27, 1865. <br>
 
 
 
*[[15th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|15th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized October 10, 1863. <br>Mustered out by November 25, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[16th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|16th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, October 10, 1863. <br>Mustered out by November 26, 1865. <br>
 
 
 
*[[17th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|17th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized January 12, 1864. <br>Mustered out by November 14, 1865. <br>
 
 
 
*[[18th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|18th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized at Washington, D.C., May 5, 1864. <br>Mustered out by November 21, 1865. <br>
 
 
 
*[[19th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|19th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized at Washington, D.C., January 12, 1864. <br>Mustered out by November 16, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[20th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|20th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized at Baltimore, Maryland, January 12, 1864. <br>Mustered out by November 21, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[21st Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|21st Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized January 12, 1865. <br>Mustered out by November 20, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[22nd Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|22nd Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized at Washington, D.C., January 12, 1864. <br>Mustered out by November 19, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[23rd Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|23rd Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized January 12, 1864. <br>Mustered out by December 5, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[24th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps|24th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>Organized at Washington, D.C., February 24, 1864. <br>Mustered out by November 27, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Independent Company, Veteran Reserve Corps|Independent Company, Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit. <br>
 
 
 
*[[Unassigned Veteran Reserve Corps|Unassigned Veteran Reserve Corps]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit. <br>
 
 
 
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[[Category:United_States_-_Military_-_Civil_War,_1861-1865]]
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png U.S. Civil War Gotoarrow.png Veteran Reserve Corps in the Civil War

Band of the 10th Veteran Reserve Corps. Washington, D.C. April, 1865

Introduction

The Veteran Reserve Corps was originally called the Invalid Corps from April 1863 until March 1864 and lasted until the end of the Civil War in 1865. The Corps was a military organization within the Union Army that gave light duty to partially disabled or otherwise infirm soldiers (or former soldiers). This allowed more able-bodied soldiers to serve in combat. About 60,000 men served in the Reserves.  They performed guard duty, did patrol duty at Washington D.C., and enforced the draft.[1]

The Wikipedia article, Veteran Reserve Corps, has additional information.

Veteran Reserve Corps Military Units

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

The information in the lists of Veteran Reserve Corps Military Units comes from the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors web site. That web site can also be searched by the name of a soldier.


Veteran Reserve Corps Military Units by Number or Type of Unit
Union Units
1st-24th
A-Z
Regiments
Battalions
Independent Companies
Unassign- ed Units





Records

  • United States. Adjutant General's Office. Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers who Served in the Veteran Reserve Corps.  (Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives, 1965). 26 microfilms starting with FHL film 1205358
  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion [U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps]...(Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1994). FHL microfiche 6118633
    This book was ompiled and arranged from official records of the Federal and Confederate armies, reports of the Adjutant Generals of the several states, the Army registers and other reliable documents and sources. It includes the regimental histories pertaining to the U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps (p. 1741-1747).
  • United States. Army. Veteran Reserve Corps. Field Record of Officers of the Veteran Reserve Corps from Commencement to the Close of the Rebellion. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1994). FHL microfiche 6118635

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

  1. Wikipedia contributors, [Veteran Reserve Corps], (accessed 22 July 2011]]