Finding 1861–1869 Names of Residents & Civil War Soldiers – Part Two – Alabama through the District of Columbia
By William Dollarhide

This column is part two of a series.
PART ONE can be found here.

cwbattle1-1 Between the 1860 and 1870 federal censuses, there were state censuses, statewide tax lists, military lists, and other statewide name lists produced for Union and Confederate states, including territories and states created during the Civil War.

Post-Civil War Pension Records for the confederate soldiers were also a function of the individual states, rather than the U.S. federal government.

This review is presented in alphabetical order for all participating states and territories of the Civil War era, and identifies for each the following resources:

Online Resources:
● The State Archives and/or the State Library Website; and any Civil War related databases available online at that Website.
● Any Civil War Website for a state.
● Any 1861-1869 online database for a state.

Published Resources:
● Any published Compiled Service Records, Militia Lists, Pension Records, or Veteran Records specific to the state.
● Any statewide name lists 1861-1869, including State Censuses, Tax Lists, or Voter Registration Lists.

ALABAMA

Online Alabama Resources:

State Archives: Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH), Montgomery, AL. ADAH Website: www.archives.state.al.us/index.html

■ Online databases at the ADAH Website:
● Alabama Civil War Service Cards File. (Surnames A-L only).
● Brief Historical Sketches of Military Organizations Raised in Alabama During the Civil War.

Alabama Civil War Roots. Go to:
www.rootsweb.com/~alcwroot/. Description at the home page: “Designed to provide you with the information-tools to do your own in-depth research, concerning the Civil War service of your Alabama ancestors, both Union and Confederate.”

Published Alabama Resources:

■ Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama, microfilm of the original records at the National Archives, Washington, DC. Filmed by the Archives, 1961-1962, microcopy 311, 508 rolls, beginning with FHL film #880330 (1st Cavalry, A-G, 1861-1865). The names from this series were indexed at the NPS Website.

■ Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama, microfilm of the original records at the National Archives, Washington, DC. Filmed by the Archives, 1958, series M276, 10 rolls, beginning with FHL film #880848 (Index, A-Z) and FHL film #1276611 (1st Cavalry, A-Br). The names from this series were indexed at the NPS Website.

■ Confederate Service Records (for out-of-state soldiers who served in Alabama units), microfilm of original records compiled by the ADAH, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987, 1 roll, FHL film #1411532. The out-of-state soldiers are listed within 17 state groups, each in alphabetical order. Name lists were compiled for soldiers organized on the roll as follows: Item 1: Arkansas; Item 2: Florida; Item 3: Georgia; Item 4: Illinois; Item 5: Indiana; Item 6: Kentucky; Item 7: Louisiana; Item 8: Maryland; Item 10: Mississippi; Item 11: Missouri; Item 12: North Carolina; Item 13: Ohio; Item 14: South Carolina; Item 15: Tennessee; Item 16: Texas; and Item 17: Virginia.

■ Alabama State Militia, 1820-1865, microfilm of originals at the ADAH, Montgomery, Alabama. Alphabetical card file of those serving in the state militia. Information was compiled by the ADAH from various sources. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986, 11 rolls, beginning with FHL film #1462797 (State militia A-Boardman, Volney)

■ 1865-1867 Amnesty Papers: Name Index to Pardon Application Files. Group 1, Pardon applications submitted by persons from Alabama. Refer to the National Confederate Lists for a detailed description of the records. FHL has entire series, including applications from Alabama residents:
● Ab-Bo, FHL film #1578739.
● Br-Col, FHL film #1578740
● Coo-Fa, FHL film #1578741.
● Fe-Gw, FHL film #1578742.
● Ha-Ho, FHL film #1578743.
● Hu-La, FHL film #1578744.
● Le-Ma, FHL film #1578745.
● Me-Pe, FHL film #1578746.
● Ph-Ry, FHL film #1578747.
● Sa-Sw, FHL film #1578748.
● Ta-Wal, FHL film #1578749.
● Wan-Yo Two-or-More Name File, Miscellaneous File, FHL film #1578750.

■ Confederate Pension Applications, ca. 1880-1930’s, microfilm of records of the Alabama Pension Commission, now located at the ADAH. Through the years the Alabama General Assembly passed various types of legislation approving pensions to Confederate veterans and their widows. Most of these applications were made ca. 1880’s-1930’s, though a few were made or reviewed as late as the 1940’s-1960’s. Pensions were paid to surviving widows up into the 1970’s in some cases. The Pension Applications were organized in alphabetical order by the surname of the applicant. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987, 276 rolls, beginning with FHL film #1502476 (A – Adams, F. L.).

■ Applications for Relief by Maimed Confederate Soldiers, microfilm of originals at the ADAH, Montgomery, AL. Applications are arranged alphabetically by county, then alphabetically by surname. The Alabama General Assembly approved acts in 1867, 1881, and 1885 providing Confederate veterans artificial limbs or compensation for loss of limbs and other disabling wounds. This series, from the State Auditors Office, consists of applications by responding vets to said relief acts. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990, 2 rolls, FHL film #1653552 (Autauga – Talladega counties); and FHL film #1653553 (Tallapoosa – Winston counties).

■ Confederate Soldiers in Alabama, 1907, 1921, & 1927, microfilm of originals at the ADAH, Montgomery, AL. Resident veterans of the confederate army in Alabama were eligible for a state pension under certain conditions. Upon approval of the pension applications, the state auditor prepared an alphabetical record by county of all pensioners. Each probate judge received a copy of his county’s pension record. Information provided in the 1907 series includes the pensioner’s full name, present address, birth date and place, rank and date of entry into military service, name and letter of company and regiment, and date and place of discharge or separation. Re-enlistment information is also given, if any. The 1921 series is a questionnaire returned by confederate pensioners concerning military and personal histories. Personal information reported on includes pensioner’s name, place and date of birth, length of Alabama residency, wife’s age and place of birth, marriage date and place, lists of living children, place of residency, occupation. The 1921 series is arranged numerically and alphabetically by military unit, there under alphabetically by pensioner’s name. Military units are filed in the following sequence: infantry, cavalry, navy, coast guard, marines, artillery, out-of-state commands. Researchers can determine a pensioner’s military unit by referring to the Confederate Pension Applications, which are arranged alphabetically by pensioner’s name. The 1927 series was created when the state legislature, in considering changing pensioner classifications, needed to establish the birth and marriage date of each confederate widow pensioner. The survey was conducted by the probate judge of each county. The record provides the veteran’s name, the widow’s name, her age and birth and the marriage dates. The record is arranged alphabetically by county, there under alphabetically by the name of the widow. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988, 10 rolls, beginning with FHL film #1533727 (Autauga County, 1907).

■ Internal Revenue Assessment Lists of Alabama, 1865-1866, microfilm of originals at the National Archives in Washington, DC. From intro: “On the 6 rolls of civil war map-alabamathis microfilm publication are reproduced bound volumes of tax assessment lists for the three collection districts established for the State of Alabama by Executive order dated May 16, 1865. The lists were created in the offices of assessors and assistant assessors of Internal Revenue during the period 1865-66.” Names arranged alphabetically within division and then within months. District 1: Baldwin, Barbour, Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Dale, Henry, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Pike, Washington, and Wilcox counties. District 2: Autauga, Bibb, Chambers, Coosa, Dallas, Greene, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, and Tuscaloosa. District 3: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Fayette, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, St. Clair, Walker, and Winston counties. Filmed by the Archives, 1987, series M754, 6 rolls. FHL has complete set, beginning with FHL film #1578453 (District 1, divisions 1-21, annual, monthly, and special lists, Jan – Jul 1866).

■ 1866 Alabama State Census, microfilm of originals at the ADAH, Montgomery, Alabama. Includes name of head of household for African-Americans and whites; with the number of females and males in age categories. There were four schedules: 1) listed whether a soldier was killed or injured during the Civil War. 2) listed Colored population. 3) listed white population, and 4) a recapitulation of numbers. Not every county took all four schedules, and there is no published statewide index. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988, 8 rolls, beginning with FHL film #1533830 (Autauga County). Note: several AL 1866 counties have been indexed online. Use the www.censusfinder.com site to locate and search these county-wide name lists.

■ 1866 Voter Registration Lists. Available on microfilm at ADAH only. This series was created in accordance with an act passed by Congress on March 2, 1867, “to provide for a more efficient government of the rebel States,” and particularly to extend suffrage to the millions of freedmen across the south. All adult black and white males who had sworn an oath of loyalty to the United States were eligible to register to vote. Included is the person’s name, race, length of residence in the state, county and precinct, the book and page where his oath is recorded, naturalization information, and reasons for rejecting some registrants. The lists are arranged alphabetically by county, then chronologically by date of registration.

■ 1907 Alabama Census of Confederate Soldiers, transcript compiled from ADAH microfilm, published by Gregath, Cullman, AL, 1982, 5 vols. Contents: vol. 1: Autauga thru Clay counties; vol. 2: Cleburn thru Greene counties; Vol. 3: Hale thru Monroe counties; vol. 4: Marshall thru Randolph counties; Vol. 5: Russell thru Winston counties. FHL book 976.1 X22c. Also on microfilm, 5 rolls, beginning with FHL film #1421815. Indexed in Master Index to 1907 Census of Alabama Confederate Soldiers, Indexed and compiled from Alabama State Archives microfilm, published by Gregath, Cullman, AL, 2000, 100 pages. FHL book 976.1 X22c.

ALASKA
William Henry Seward - Caption (William Henry Seward, responsible for the 1867 purchase of Alaska from Russia) Purchased from Russia in 1867, District of Alaska, 1867-1912; Territory of Alaska, 1912-1959; State of Alaska, 1959. Although not part of the United States during the Civil War, there were Civil War veterans who migrated to Alaska after the war. The best overall finding aid to early Alaska people is the following:

■ Alaska Gold Rush, Extracted From the Original U.S. Federal Census Schedules: Alaska 1900 Census Index; Alaska 1910 Census Index; Alaska People Index; Alaska Polk Directories Index, a CD-ROM publication by Heritage Quest, North Salt Lake, 2001. Contains 105,574 entries in the database. Alaska-Yukon Polk directories, 1902-1912. Also includes: History and timeline of the gold rush era, with population growth tables – articles from Heritage Quest Magazine: “Genealogy Project in Alaska” by David A. Hales; “The Klondike Gold Rush – Finding Grandpa in the Crowd” by Wenonah Finch Sharpe; “National Archives-Alaska Region” by Patricia Brown Darling; as well as additional resources. This CD-ROM is available from Family Roots Publishing Company.

ARIZONA

Online Arizona Resources:

The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records in Phoenix, AZ, has two divisions with major genealogy collections:

1. The Law and Research Library Division. This is the Arizona State Library, with many published materials relating to Arizona history. Website: www.lib.az.us/is/genealogy/index.cfm
● Arizona Biographical Index, available online at the Arizona State Library site. Includes Arizona people from the Civil War era. To access the webpage for the index, go to: www.lib.az.us/Bio/index.cfm

2. The History and Archives Division. This is the AZ State Archives, with many collections of original manuscripts relating to Arizona history. Website: www.lib.az.us/archives/

■ Arizona Civil War Website: This is a private site which includes web pages for Brief History, Websites, Books, Manuscripts, Benjamin Sacks Collection, and Map of the Confederacy. Go to: http://jeff.scott.tripod.com/civil.html

■ Online 1883 Pensioners List (Arizona): An online List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 – Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Which Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, and the Date of Original Allowance, United States Pension Bureau Senate – Executive Document 84, Parts 1-5. This list is taken from the official Pension Roll of 1883, the major genealogical source for Civil War and War of 1812 pensioners. Pensioners are listed by post office address, and in no apparent order after that. Go to: http://www.jengod.com/genealogy/reference/arizona1883.html.

Published Arizona Resources:

■ Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the Territory of Arizona, microfilm of originals at the National Archives, Washington, DC. Filmed by the Archives, 1961, series M0318, 1 roll, FHL film #536241 (AZ Confederate Volunteers, A-Z).

■ A Brief History of the Independent Arizona Territory Confederate States Battalions in Arizona Territory, 1861-1862, compiled by Sherman Lee Pompey, published by Pacific Specialties, Kingsburg, CA, 1971, 7 pages. FHL book 979.1 A1 No. 3. Also on microfilm, FHL film #874332, Item 1.

■ Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the Territory of New Mexico, microfilm of original records at the National Archives, Washington, DC. Includes U.S. Arizona Territory regiments. Filmed by the National Archives, series M427, 46 rolls, see FHL film, beginning with film #821883 (Index, E-L), and FHL film #471538 (1st Cavalry A-Aq).

■ 1864 Territorial (Federal) Census of Arizona, microfilm of original records at the Arizona Department of Libraries, Archives & Public Records in 1867 Arizona – New Mexico Map, courtesy of WikipediaPhoenix, Arizona. This census was provided for in the federal organic act establishing Arizona Territory, one of only two such censuses ever conducted by the federal government between decennial census years. The results of the enumeration were used in forming judicial districts and for the election of members to the territorial legislature and other offices. The census schedule questions include a person’s name, age, sex, marital status, where born, how long a local resident, citizenship status, occupation, residence of all married individuals, and value of personal and real estates. Filmed by the Arizona Department of Libraries, Archives & Public Records, 1997. FHL has 1 roll, FHL film #2114989. See also The 1864 Census of the Territory of Arizona, extracted by the Historical Records Survey, division of Women’s and Professional Projects, Works Progress Administration, 1938, 210 pages, FHL book 979.1 X2p 1864. Also on microfilm, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973, 1 roll, FHL film #897437.

■ 1866 Arizona Territorial Census, microfilm of original records at the Arizona Department of Libraries, Archives and Public Records, Phoenix, Arizona. This was the only census authorized by the territorial legislature. (The 1864 territorial census was a federal enumeration). Includes schedules for all five counties in place in 1866: Mohave, Pah-Ute, Pima, Yavapai and Yuma counties. Filmed with An Index to the 1866 Census of Arizona Territory, by Jim Schreier. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976, 1 roll, FHL film #928107. See also Arizona 1866 Territorial [Index], edited by Ronald Vern Jackson, et al., published by Accelerated Indexing Systems, North Salt Lake, 1982, 64 pages, FHL book 979.1 X2j 1866.

■ Arizona 1867 Census Index, by Ronald Vern Jackson, et al., published by Accelerated Indexing Systems, Salt Lake City, UT, 1983, 54 pages. This was taken from what appears to be a census of Pima County (Tucson) only. FHL book 979.1 X2j 1866.

■ Arizona 1869 Territorial Census Index, by Ronald Vern Jackson, et al., published by Accelerated Indexing Systems, Salt Lake City, UT, 1983, 100 pages. No territorial census was taken in Arizona in 1869. This appears to be a county census taken in Yavapai County only. FHL book 979.1 X22a.

ARKANSAS

Online Arkansas Resources:

State Archives: Arkansas History Commission (AHC), Little Rock, AR AHC Website: www.state.ar.us/ahc/index.htm

■ Online Civil War databases at the AHC Website:
● Index to Arkansas Confederate Home Records
● Request Form for Photocopies of Arkansas Confederate Pensions

■ Arkansas Civil War Website: A private website with a good array of links to name lists for burials, pensions, and more. Go to: www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/

Published Arkansas Resources:

Civil War Map - Arkansas ■ Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Arkansas, microfilm of original records at the National Archives, Washington, DC. Filmed by the Archives, 1960, series M317, 256 rolls, beginning with FHL film #821811 (Index A – ), and FHL film #880849 (1st cavalry 1861-1865; 1st (Crawford’s) cavalry A-C, 1861-1865). The names from this series were indexed at the NPS Website.

■ Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Arkansas, microfilm of original records at the National Archives, Washington, DC. Filmed by the Archives, 1962, series M399, 60 rolls, beginning with FHL film #881488 (Index, A-F); and FHL film #1380847 (1st Battalion, Infantry A-K).The names from this series were indexed at the NPS Website.

■ Report of the Adjutant General of Arkansas, For the Period of the Late Rebellion, and to November 1, 1866, microfiche of original published by the Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1867, 278 pages. Includes rosters of soldiers who were mustered into service for each of the Arkansas regiments. Filmed by University Publications of America, Bethesda, MD, 1990, 3 microfiches, FHL fiche #6082312.

■ For a list of Arkansas CSA soldiers who served with Alabama regiments, see the Alabama citation to Confederate Service Records (for out-of-state soldiers who served in Alabama units).

■ 1865-1867 Amnesty Papers: Name Index to Pardon Application Files. Group 1, Pardon applications submitted by persons from Arkansas. Refer to the National Confederate Lists for a detailed description of the records. FHL has entire series, including applications from Arkansas residents:
● Arkansas Ad-Lu, FHL film #1578751.
● Mc-Yo Two-or-More Name File, Miscellaneous File, FHL film #1578752.

■ Index to Arkansas Confederate Pension Applications, compiled by Desmond Walls Allen, published by Arkansas Research, Conway, AR, 1991, 322 pages. FHL book 976.M22adl. Also on microfilm, FHL film #1697962l.

■ Inmates in the Arkansas Confederate Home, ca. 1890-1963, microfilm of original records at the Arkansas History Commission, Little Rock, AR. Filmed by the Commission, ca 1975, 17 rolls. FHL has complete set, beginning with FHL film #2310463 (Inmates in the Arkansas Confederate Home, ca. 1890-1963: index – Abel, William Randolph Sr. –Blaylock, Susan E. (ends with the folder only for Francis A. Bledsoe).

■ Arkansas Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1891-1936, compiled by Frances T. Ingmire, published by F. T. Ingmire, St. Louis, MO, 1985, 442 pages. Arranged in alphabetical order by surname of veteran. FHL book 976.7 M28f.

■ Ex-Confederate Pension Records, 1893-1939, microfilm of original records at the Arkansas History Commission, Little Rock, AR. Includes a digest of the statutes of Arkansas embracing all laws of a general nature in force at the course of the regular session of the General Assembly of 1937, vol. 2; Chapter 129. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2000, 11 rolls, beginning with FHL film #2209370 (Minutes of the State Board of Pensions, containing a list of pension claims allowed: Feb. 3, 1893-Aug. 9, 1939 – (in volume with records of the State Insurance Bureau: 1873-74.) – 1891-1896 Registers of warrants for pension issued – 1891-1896 pension listings Arkansas – Cleveland).

■ Arkansas Confederate Pension Records, ca. 1901-1929, microfilm of original records at the Arkansas History Commission, Little Rock, AR. These files were kept by the State Auditor of Arkansas. Files are in alphabetical order, for the most part, within each roll of film. The films are generally in alphabetical order from roll to roll except the J’s and K’s where order is disrupted. Filmed by the Arkansas History Commission, 121 rolls. FHL has complete set, beginning with FHL film #1722443 (Aaron – Adams, John J.).

■ Arkansas Tax Records, 1821-1884, microfilm of original records at the Arkansas History Commission, Little Rock, AR. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1994, 2002, 72 rolls, beginning with FHL film #1954757 (List of available county tax records Arkansas County – Yell County), and FHL 1955034 (List of available county records (revised) Arkansas County – Yell County).

■ 1865 Arkansas State Census, Washington County. For the only county with extant records from the 1865 state census, see Washington County, Arkansas Sheriff’s Census for 1865, compiled by Nancy Maxwell, published by Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1993, 74 pages. Includes surname index. FHL book 976.714 X2m.

■ Arkansas 1911 Census of Confederate Veterans, transcribed and edited by Bobbie J. McLane and Capitola Glazner, published 1977-1981, extracted from the original records at the Arkansas Historical Commission prior to microfilming. Gives quite extensive information on veterans and their families. 3 vols. Contents: vol. 1: A-D; vol. 2: E-Mc; vol. 3: M-Z. FHL book 976.7 X2m v.1-3. Also on 3 microfiches, FHL fiche #6019335. Indexed in An Index to the Three Volumes, Arkansas 1911 Census of Confederate Veterans, by Bobbie Jones McLane, published by Arkansas Ancestors, Hot Springs, AR, 1988, 245 pages. FHL book 976.7 X2m.

CALIFORNIA

Online California Resources:

State Library: California State Library, Sacramento. Go to the “California History Section” webpage at: http://www.library.ca.gov/

State Archives: California Archives & Museum, Sacramento. Website: http://www.sos.ca.gov/archives/

Published California Resources:

■ 1860s Great Registers of Voters. All California counties in place during the Civil War decade have voter registration lists on microform. Go to the Family History Library’s Website at:
www.familysearch.org. From the main page, access “Family History Library,” then “Family History Library Catalog.” Use the place search, and type “California” to get a list of topics available for that state. Click on “View Related Places” to get a list of California counties. Click on a county to see a list of topics, including “Voting Registers.”

■ Records of California Men in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1867, compiled by Brig.-Gen. Richard H. Orton, California. Adjutant General’s Office, 1890 edition published by the State Office, Sacramento. Reprint by Gale Research, Detroit, MI, 1979, 887 pages, FHL book 979.4 M2a. Also on microfiche, 17 fiche, FHL fiche #6118432. Indexed in A Personal Name Index to Orton’s “Records of California Men in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1867,” compiled by J. Carlyle Parker, published by Gale Research, Detroit, MI, 1978, 153 pages. FHL book 979.4 M2a.

■ Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of California, microfilm of original records at the National Archives, Washington, DC. Filmed by the Archives, 1964, series M533, 7 rolls. FHL has series, beginning with FHL film #881609 (Index, A-Cl, 1861-1865).

■ California State Militia Index to Muster Rolls, 1851-1866, compiled by Root Cellar, Citrus Heights, CA, 1999, 4 vols. Contents: vol. 1: Abachuco to Earl, J.; vol. 2: Earl, J. to Laux, C.; vol. 3: Laux, C. to Scott, W.; vol. 4: Scott, W. to Zwieback. FHL book 979.4 M2cs v. 1-4. Also on microfiche, index to muster rolls, 21 fiche; unit summary, 1851-1866, 2 fiche.

■ The Civil War Veterans of San Diego, CA: Including Citations to Genealogical Research Sources in San Diego, California, by Barbara Palmer, published by the author, San Diego, CA, 1999, 382 pages. Contains alphabetical listings of veterans, compiled from cemetery inscriptions and other public and vital records, giving name of veteran, rank, units served in, names of spouse or parents, if available, etc. FHL book 979.498/S1 M2p. Also on microfilm, FHL film #1425462.

■ 1862-1866 Internal Revenue Assessment Lists for California, microfilm of original records located in the National Archives, Washington, DC. Lists are arranged alphabetically by surname of those being assessed for each period. Filmed by the National Archives, 1988. FHL has 33 rolls, beginning with FHL film #1534664 (Annual lists, 1863).

■ 1865-1867 Amnesty Papers: Name Index to Pardon Application Files. Group 2, Pardon applications submitted by persons from California. Refer to the National Confederate Lists for a detailed description of the records. FHL has entire series, including applications from California residents on FHL film #1578811.

■ Index to Naturalizations in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, ca. 1860-1989, microfilm of records located at the National Archives, Pacific Sierra Region, San Bruno, California. Index cards give name, residence address, age, date of order of admission, date certificate issued, petition number, signature of citizen, alien registration number and citizenship certificate number. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992-1993, 165 rolls, beginning with FHL film #1852274 (A – Acio, Nunila 1860-1989).

■ Index of Burials, 1849-1900. See Mortuary Records 1849-1900 (Northern California), microfilm of card file located at the Special Collections section, California State Library, Sacramento, CA. Contains a card file arranged in alphabetical order by surname of burials in the northern California area ca. 1849-1900. Includes name of deceased, age and date of birth, date and cause of death, name of attending physician (if known), and place of burial: along with a listing of the various sources for burial information. The title “Mortuary records” was supplied by the Special Collections Section of the California State Library, Sacramento. The file actually indexes burial records from a variety of sources in the library’s collection. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1991, 13 rolls, beginning with FHL film #1683914 (A– Battly).

■ Index to the California Information File, 1846-1986, microfiche of index cards at the California State Library, Sacrament. Contains an index to the California Information File which contains 717,000 cards bearing about 1.4 citations to information in California periodicals, newspapers, manuscript collections, selected books, vertical file collections, county histories, government documents, theses, biographical encyclopedias, biographical files, etc. A User’s Guide to the California Information File, is available under FHL call no. 979.4 A1 No. 127. Card file filmed by Commercial Microfilm Service, Bellevue, WA, 1986, 550 microfiche, beginning with FHL fiche #6333977 (A. – Adams, Charles). To locate film numbers for all 550 fiche, use the www.familysearch.org site. Go to Library / FHL Catalog / Film/Fiche Search – “6333977” (first film number in the series).

COLORADO

Online Colorado Resources:

State Archives: Colorado State Archives, Denver, CO. Go to: www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/

■ “Search the Colorado Historical Records Database by Name, County, Time Span or Record Type” Go to: www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/hrd/index.htm

■ Colorado Civil War Website. Go to: www.earthstation9.com/index.html?colorad2.htm

Published Colorado Resources:

■ Colorado Civil War Soldiers. See Official Army Register of the Volunteer Forces of the United States Army for the Years 1861, ’62, ’63, ’64, ’65, microfiche of original published: [Colorado], Washington, D. C.,: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1867. 7 p., Contains Part VIII (Colorado) only. Published Bethesda, MD: University Publications of America, 1993, 1 microfiche, FHL #6118445.

■ Civil War Veteran Burials from California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington Regiments: Buried in Colorado, by Sherman Lee Pompey, published by Historical and Genealogical Publishing Co., Independence, CA, 1995, 4 pages. FHL book 978.8 A1 No. 106. Also on microfilm, FHL film #2055284.

■ Colorado Territory Civil War Volunteer Records: A Comprehensive Index to the Twelve Volumes of Military Clothing Books Found in the Colorado State Archives Containing the Historical Background of the Volunteers of Colorado Territory During the Civil War Period, 1861-1865, records extracted by Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society, published by the society, Littleton, CO, 19094, 454 pages. FHL book 978.8 M22c.

■ Civil War Index Cards, 1861-1865, microfilm of original records at the Colorado State Archives in Denver, CO. Each card gives a soldier’s name, rank, age, organization, when and where enrolled, by whom enrolled, when and where mustered, by whom mustered, book and page numbers, and other information. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992, 4 rolls, as follows:
● Civil War index cards: A – Franklin, Ashley M., FHL film #1862946.
● Civil War index cards: Franklin, Ashley M. – McFadden, Owen, FHL film #1862947.
● Civil War index cards: McFadden, Owen – Shock, Adam L., FHL film #1862948.
● Civil War index cards: Shock, Adam L. – Z, FHL film #1862949.

■ Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the Territory of Colorado, microfilm of original records at the National Archives, Washington, DC, filmed by the National Archives, Series M0534, 1964, 3 rolls, as follows:
● Index, A-Hap, 1861-1865, NARA M534 roll 1, FHL film #821998.
● Index, Har-O, 1861-1865, M534 roll 2, FHL film #821999.
● Index, P-Z, 1861-1865, M534 roll 3, FHL film #822000.

■ 1862-1866 Internal Revenue Lists for the Territory of Colorado, microfilm of originals at the National Archives, Washington, DC. Filmed by the National Archives, 1968, Series M0757, 3 rolls, as follows:
● Revenue name lists, divisions 1-14, Annual, monthly, special 1862-1863 (NARA M757 roll 1), FHL film #1578500.
● Revenue name lists, divisions 1-14, Annual, monthly, special 1864 (NARA M757 roll 2), FHL film #1578501.
● Revenue name lists, divisions 1-14, Annual, monthly, special 1865-1866 (NARA M757, roll 3), FHL film #1578502.

■ “1865-1867 Taxpayers, Clear Creek County, Colorado Territory,” name list published in Foothills Inquirer, Vol. 16, No. 1 (Spring 1996) through Vol. 16, No. 3 (Fall 1996), a publication of the Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado, Lakewood, CO.

■ “1866 Heads of Families, Jefferson County, Colorado Territory,” name list published in Foothills Inquirer, Vol. 17, No. 3 (Fall 1997) and Vol. 18, No. 4 (Winter 1998), a publication of the Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado, Lakewood, CO.

CONNECTICUT

Online Connecticut Resources:

State Archives: Connecticut State Archives/ Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT. Website (Home): www.cslib.org/archives.htm

■ Online Civil War Databases at the State Archives Website:
● Noble Pension Database. Go to: www.cslib.org/noble.asp
● Fitch’s Home for Soldiers and Orphans (1863-1940). Go to: www.cslib.org/fitch.asp

■ Connecticut Civil War Website: http://www.archaeolink.com/civil_war_connecticut.htm

Published Connecticut Resources:

■ The Military and Civil History of Connecticut During the War of 1861-1865: Comprising a Detailed Account of the Various Regiments and Batteries, Through March, Encampment, Bivouac and Battle: Also Instances of Distinguished Personal Gallantry, and Biographical Sketches of Many Heroic Soldiers: Together With a Record of the Patriotic Action of Citizens at Home, and of the Liberal Support Furnished by the State in its Executive and Legislative Departments, by W.A. Croffut and John M. Morris, published by Ledyard Bill, New York, 1868, 891 pages. Includes index. FHL book 974.6 M25c. Also on microfilm, FHL film #1698072.

■ Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations (Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery) in the Service of the United States, 1861-1865: With Additional Enlistments, Casualties, &c., &c., And Brief Summaries Showing the Operations and Service of the Several Regiments and Batteries, prepared from records in the Adjutant General’s Office, published by Brown & Gross, Hartford, CT, 1869, 936 pages. FHL book 974.6 M25cc. Also on microfilm, FHL film #1033670.

■ Record of Returns From Towns and Payments to Soldiers and Families During the Civil War, Vol. 1-2, 1861-1866, microfilm of original records at the Connecticut State Archives, Hartford. CT. Includes index arranged alphabetically by name of town. Contains name of each soldier, name of wife, names and ages of children, regiment and company, rank, date of muster, term of enlistment, changes in service, and payments made. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988, 1 roll, FHL film #1533593.

■ Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion, photocopy of original compiled by authority of the General Assembly under the direction of the Adjutant-General, published by Lockwood & Brainard, 1889, 1,071 pages. Includes index. FHL book 974.6 M2c. Also on microfilm, FHL film #982124.

■ Connecticut Men in War of Rebellion, Corrected, Amended or Additional Records, typescript (photocopy), 41 pages. Includes “Connecticut men in the Spanish War, Philippine Insurrection and China Relief Expedition, April 1898 to July 1904; corrected, amended or additional records” p. 37-41. FHL book 974.6 M2c supp. Also on microfilm, FHL film #982124.

■ Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Connecticut, microfilm of original records at the National Archives, Washington, DC. Filmed by the Archives, series M535, 1964, 17 rolls, beginning with FHL film #821909 (Index – A-Bem).

■ Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, microfilm of original records at the National Archives, Washington, DC. An index to naturalization documents in courts in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, from 1791 to 1906. Index cards are organized by state and then by name of petitioner, arranged according to the Soundex system. Index gives name and location of the court that granted the naturalization, date of naturalization, and volume and page (or certificate) number of the naturalization record. Filmed by the Archives, 1983, series M1299, 117 rolls. FHL has entire series, Connecticut naturalizations begin with FHL film #1429671 (Connecticut A000 (Isaac) – A536 (Zacharis).

■ Vital Records Index, see the Charles R. Hale Collection at the Connecticut State Library. Microfilmed as the Hale Collection, includes many records from the Civil War era, including vital records (newspaper notices and cemetery inscriptions) with surname index to cemetery inscriptions referring to places and newspapers; index to death notices from newspapers (not included above); index, marriages by newspapers; general index to marriage notices arranged alphabetically; cemeteries by localities; newspapers. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1949-1950, 360 rolls, beginning with FHL film #3076 (Surname index, Death and Inscriptions AA – ALB).

■ General Index to Probate Records: All Districts in Connecticut, 1641-1948, microfilm of originals at the Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT. Alphabetically arranged. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1957-1958, 67 rolls, beginning with FHL film #166000 (Aal, Abraham – Amidon, Raymond Holt).

■ 1862-1866 Internal Revenue Assessment Lists for Connecticut, microfilm of original records at the National Archives, Washington, DC. District 1 contains Hartford and Tolland counties; district 2, Middlesex and New Haven counties; district 3, New London and Windham counties; and district 4, Fairfield and Litchfield counties. Filmed by the Archives, 1968, series M758, 23 rolls. FHL has entire series, beginning with FHL film #1534625 (District 1 – Annual lists 1862-1864).

DELAWARE

Online Delaware Resources:

State Archives: Delaware Public Archives, Dover, DE.

■ Delaware Public Archives. Sample Records Relating to the Civil War in Delaware. Go to:
www.state.de.us/sos/dpa/exhibits/document/index.shtml

■ Delaware GenWeb Archives, Civil War Databases: www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/de/

■ Delaware in the Civil War Website: http://mywebpages.comcast.net/33dny/torbert.htm.

Published Delaware Resources:
■ Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Delaware, microfilm of original records at the National Archives, Washington, DC. Filmed by the Archives, 1964, series M537, 4 rolls. FHL has entire series, beginning with FHL film #881617 (Index, A-D, 1861-1865).

■ 1859-1960 Boyd’s Delaware State Directory, Containing the Names of all Persons in Business on Their Own Account, Also the Censers, Manufacturing Statistics, and Names of the Inhabitants of Wilmington City, microfiche of original directory by William H. Wilmington and Andrew Boyd, 2 fiches, FHL fiche #6043859 ]

■ Enrollment Lists for Delaware, 1863-1865, microfilm of original records at the National Archives, Washington, DC. Filmed by the Archives, 1973, 4 rolls. FHL has entire series, beginning with FHL film #2310935 (Delaware original enrollment, Classes 1-3, Persons subject for military duty in Sussex, Kent and New Castle Counties, June-July 1863).

■ Delaware Volunteer Units, Regimental Books, 1862-1865, microfilm of original records at the National Archives, Washington, DC. The descriptive roll of each company gives name, age, height, complexion, color of eyes and hair, birthplace, occupation, when, where and by whom enlisted, term, and remarks. Filmed by the Archives, 1974, 2 rolls. FHL has the following:
● Regiments 1-8, commissioned and non-commissioned officers, transfers, discharges, deaths, deserters and descriptive roll of each company, 1862-1865 (with some additions made in 1894), FHL film #2310939.
● Regiments 8 (cont.) – 9, commissioned and non-commissioned officers, transfers, discharges, deaths, deserters and descriptive roll of each company, 1862-1865 (with some additions made in 1894), FHL film #2310940.

■ 1862-1866 Internal Revenue Assessment Lists for Delaware, microfilm of original records at the National Archives, Washington, DC. Filmed by the Archives, series M759, 8 rolls. FHL has entire series, beginning with FHL film #1578436 (Annual lists 1862 Monthly lists Sep 1862 – Apr 1863).

■ 1865-1867 Amnesty Papers: Name Index to Pardon Application Files. Group 2, Pardon applications submitted by persons from Delaware. Refer to the National Confederate Lists for a detailed description of the records. FHL has entire series, including applications from Delaware residents on FHL film #1578811.

■ “1862-1872 Delaware Income & Manufacturers Tax”. Name lists in Delaware History, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Oct 1971), a publication of the Historical Society of Delaware, Wilmington, DE.

■ 1795-1932 Naturalization Records, microfilm of original records at the Philadelphia Branch, National Archives. Some volumes include their own indexes. Declarations are also sometimes included. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990, 27 rolls, beginning with FHL film #1704294 (Indexes).

■ Deaths from the Delaware Gazette, 1854-1859, 1861-1864 (1860 not Available), edited by Mary Fallons Richards, published by the Delaware Genealogical Society, Wilmington, DE, 1995, 311 pages. This work is intended to supplement and authenticate census records and Delaware vital records sources prior to 1913. Sources include: death and marriage notices, “local intelligence” columns, estate references by the Register’s office, and executor/trustee sales. FHL book 975.1 V28d.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Online DC Resources:

Historical Society of the District of Columbia: The Kiplinger Research Library of the society holds a rich collection of books, pamphlets, photographs, maps, prints, archives and manuscripts in the Gibson reading room on the second floor of the Carnegie building. Admission to the library is free.

■ District of Columbia in the Civil War: Start at the Civil War Homepage and find links to “Washington, DC” Go to: www.civil-war.net/

Published DC Resources:

The Civil War Defenses of Washington D.C., courtesy of the National Park Service ■ Selected Final Pension Payment Vouchers, 1818-1864, District of Columbia, abstracted by Alycon Trubey Pierce, published by Willow Bend Books, Leesburg, VA, 1998, 235 pages. Arranged alphabetically by name of individual applying with a name index. FHL book 975.3 M28p.

■ Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the District of Columbia, microfilm of original records at the National Archives, Washington, DC. Filmed by the Archives, 1964, series M538, 3 rolls. FHL has series, beginning with FHL film #881964 (Index, A-G, 1861-1865)

■ 1862-1866 Internal Revenue Assessment Lists for the District of Columbia, microfilm of originals at the National Archives in Washington, DC Records indicate a name and place of residence for each person subject to the tax. (generally, land owners, but occasionally those with personal property only). Filmed by the Archives, 1969, series M760, 8 rolls, beginning with FHL film # 1578491 (Annual tax lists, divisions 1-8, 1863-1864).

■ 1865-1867 Amnesty Papers: Name Index to Pardon Application Files. Group 2, Pardon applications submitted by persons from the District of Columbia. Refer to the National Confederate Lists for a detailed description of the records. FHL has entire series, including applications from DC residents on FHL film #1578811.

TO BE CONTINUED…

This blog was originally printed in Everton’s Genealogical Helper, in the Nov-Dec 2006 issue. It has been updated and hotlinked for GenealogyBlog. Part Three to be printed in an upcoming blog, to be found under the “Civil War” category, and continues a state-by-state study of sources used to find residents and soldiers during the Civil War and reconstruction era of 1861 to 1869.

To see PART ONE of the series, click here.