Civil War Union Soldier's Compiled Service Records
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Service records will tell if a soldier was transferred, promoted, deserted, killed, captured etc. They’re almost like attendance cards that were taken every month. It will tell where the soldier was and any remarks about him. If his enlistment papers still exist, they’d be in there too. If there are any bookmark notations on the jacket cover of the service records, you'll get those records too.
Details & Terms
You will receive full color images of the records, delivered electronically.
Please allow for 4-6 weeks at the most for delivery, but in many cases it will be shorter than that.
These are only available for Union soldiers.
Please be sure you submit the correct details. We're not responsible if you order the wrong soldier. If you have a Civil War ancestor, but you're not sure what's available to order, click here and we can help you start the process.
Please input as much information as you know about your soldier, below OR upload a copy of the pension index card, if you have it, when ordering. These are searchable on Ancestry.com's Civil War Pension Index. The pension card will have all of the regimental information on it.
(Please submit the soldier's name, even if you're submitting a pension index card.)