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 April 20, 2021)

Publication Title
Total Records
12,255 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
Record Group
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.