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Final Statements, 1862-1899

  • Conflict:   Civil War
  • Records:   12,255
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Final Statements, 1862-1899

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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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Publication Title:
Final Statements, 1862-1899
Content Source:
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Last Update:
October 12, 2011
Final statements of deceased soldiers of the U.S. Infantry during and after the Civil War. Digitized from NARA textual records.


"Final Statements" are just that: the final records of soldier who died in service to the United States in the years 1862-1899.