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:
The more information that you include, the better chance the archives will have of providing additional information.
National Park Service
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Library of Congress
US Civil War Center
Department of the Navy, Naval Historical Center
Historic Naval Ships Association
U.S. Naval Academy
Naval War College Museum
Did You Know?
Dr. Francis Lieber was the primary author of instructions for U.S. troops regarding prisoners of war. As a Constitutional professor and abolitionist, his work was widely unpopular in the Civil War South. Today a building at the University of South Carolina, where he taught, is named in his honor.