Final Statements, 1862-1899 record example

    Final Statements, 1862-1899

    Records: 12,255 · Complete: 100%

    The final statement was issued when a soldier died while in service and discharged by "reason of death." A copy was forwarded to the Adjutant General's Office. A document lists personal information, including cause, place and date of death; and often a physical description, birth place, and next of kin. Also included are often an inventory of possessions at time of death, heir's receipts for effects, paymaster's receipts for money owed, and forms for effects and pay when no heirs are stated.

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    "Final Statements, 1862-1899" database with images Fold3 ( accessed August 10, 2022)

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    Total Records
    12,255 · Complete: 100%
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    Published on Fold3
    25 Oct 2010
    Last Updated
    12 Oct 2011
    Final statements of deceased soldiers of the U.S. Infantry during and after the Civil War. Digitized from NARA textual records.