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National and Federal Research Resources

If you know the state with which the soldier served, you should contact the appropriate state office for more detailed information. Check with the individual offices about inquiry procedures and fees.

Include as much information as possible about the soldier or sailor:

Full name; Home county; Enlistment date; Home town/city; Enlistment place; Age; Unit; Place of burial, etc.

The more information that you include, the better chance the archives will have of providing additional information.


National Archives
Reference Services Branch, 700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20408

Telephone: 202-501-5390

Internet: www.archives.gov

United States & Confederate Regulars: www.archives.gov/research/civil-war/index.html

Civil War Records: www.archives.gov/genealogy/military/civil-war/index.html

Confederate Pension Records: www.archives.gov/genealogy/military/civil-war/ confederate/pension.html

National Park Service
ABPP, 1849 C Street, NW, NC330, Washington, DC 20240

Telephone; 202-343-1210

Internet: www2.cr.nps.gov/abpp/civil.htm

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Textual Reference Branch (NWDT1), National Archives & Records Administration, 7th & Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20408

Internet: www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss

Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20540

Telephone: 202-707-5000

Internet: http://lcweb.loc.gov

US Civil War Center
Louisiana State University, Raphael Semmes Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Telephone: 225-578-3151

Internet: www.cwc.lsu.edu/

Department of the Navy, Naval Historical Center
Washington Navy Yard, 805 Kidder Breese St. SE, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060

Telephone: 202-433-3224

Internet: www.history.navy.mil

Historic Naval Ships Association
c/o The U.S. Naval Academy Museum, 118 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, MD 21402-5034

Telephone: 410-293-2108

Internet: www.maritime.org/hnsa-guide.htm

U.S. Naval Academy
Nimitz Library, 589 McNair Road, Annapolis, MD 21402-5029

Telephone: 410-293-6945

Internet: www.nadn.navy.mil

U.S.S. Constellation
Pier 1, 301 East Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202-3134

Telephone: 410-539-1797

Internet: www.constellation.org

Naval War College Museum
Naval War College, 686 Cushing Rd., Newport, RI 02841-1207


Internet: www.nwc.navy.mil/museum/

Did You Know?

Drawing of a barbershop inside the Andersonville prison

Inside the Andersonville prison was a vibrant free market economy. Prisoner George Fechtner recounted that, “there were a number of barber shops there where men could get shaved, their hair cut and whiskers dyed, and some of them carried on the doctoring business. They would buy their dyeing articles to work with, their soap and other things, from new arrivals.” Other prisoners operated stores, sold firewood, and repaired clothes and shoes.