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Union Compiled Military Service Records

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Background

The compilation of service records of Union soldiers was begun in 1890 under the direction of Capt. Fred C. Ainsworth, head of the Record and Pension Division of the War Department. Abstracts were made from documents in the custody of the War Department and from muster, pay, and other rolls borrowed from the Second Auditor of the Treasury. The abstracts made from the original records were verified by a separate operation of comparison, and great care was taken to ensure that the abstracts were accurate.


Document types

These records consist of a jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, his rank, and the unit in which he served and typically containing (1) card abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in original muster rolls, returns, hospital rolls, and descriptive books; and (2) the originals of any papers relating solely to the particular soldier. There are cross-references for soldiers' names that appeared in the records under more than one spelling.


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Descriptive pamphlets, if available, can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the publication number.

Each title links to the main search/browse page for that title.

Record group (RG) numbers link to another Fold3 description where more titles from that record group are listed.

M276: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Alabama, RG 94

M278Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the Mexican War in Organizations From the State of TexasRG 94

M384: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Maryland, RG 59

M395: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers who Served in Organizations From the State of Tennessee, RG 94

M396: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Louisiana, RG 94

M397: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Kentucky, RG 94

M398: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Virginia, RG 94

M399: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Arkansas, RG 94

M400: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Florida, RG 94

M401: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers who Served in Organizations From the State of North Carolina, RG 94

M402: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Texas, RG 94

M403: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Georgia, RG 94

M404: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Mississippi, RG 94

M405: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri, RG 94

M427: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the Territory of New Mexico, RG 94

M508: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of West Virginia, RG 94

M692: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the Territory of Utah, RG 94

M1017Compiled Service Records of Former Confederate Soldiers who Served in the 1st Through 6th U.S. Volunteer Infantry Regiments, 1864-1866RG 94 (See also Galvanized Yankees.)

M1787: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the Territory of Nebraska, RG 94

M1789: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the Territory and State of Nevada, RG 94

M1816: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Oregon, RG 94

M1960: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the Territory of Dakota: 1st Battalion Cavalry, RG 94

M1961: Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Delaware, RG 94

M2004: Compiled Military Service Records of Union Soldiers Who Served in the 1st New York Volunteer Engineers, RG 94

Original: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of California,  RG 94

Original: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Vermont,  RG 94



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Created: September 19, 2008 · Modified: May 2, 2014


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