Civil War Records Blog

Rare Finds in a Pension File!

Rare Finds in a Pension File!

Another interesting find in a Civil War pension file at the National Archives! This pension had one of the rarest of finds, an actual photo of the soldier. The submission...

Rare Finds in a Pension File!

Another interesting find in a Civil War pension file at the National Archives! This pension had one of the rarest of finds, an actual photo of the soldier. The submission...

Clues hiding in plain sight

Clues hiding in plain sight

Did you know there are two versions of the pension index cards online? Ancestry has one version and Fold3 has another. Between the two, there may be enough information to...

Clues hiding in plain sight

Did you know there are two versions of the pension index cards online? Ancestry has one version and Fold3 has another. Between the two, there may be enough information to...

Belle Isle Prison Camp

Union soldiers who were captured during battle were sent to various prison camps across the Confederate states. One of these prison camps, Belle Isle, was in Richmond Virginia.Although it was...

Belle Isle Prison Camp

Union soldiers who were captured during battle were sent to various prison camps across the Confederate states. One of these prison camps, Belle Isle, was in Richmond Virginia.Although it was...

Missing: One Medal of Honor

Yet another interesting find at the National Archives! Allan Dougall was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery at the Battle of Bentonville in 1865. Mixed in with all...

Missing: One Medal of Honor

Yet another interesting find at the National Archives! Allan Dougall was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery at the Battle of Bentonville in 1865. Mixed in with all...

Civil War Letters

Another exciting find at the National Archives! I rarely have time to look at my own family’s records there, but I slipped in a couple of requests for Civil War...

Civil War Letters

Another exciting find at the National Archives! I rarely have time to look at my own family’s records there, but I slipped in a couple of requests for Civil War...

He Got Bounty Land WHERE???

He Got Bounty Land WHERE???

He got bounty land WHERE??One thing that throws a lot of people off is when they see their War of 1812 ancestor getting bounty land in a part of the...

He Got Bounty Land WHERE???

He got bounty land WHERE??One thing that throws a lot of people off is when they see their War of 1812 ancestor getting bounty land in a part of the...