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?
Very little remains of the original Andersonville prison. On the grounds, only the earthworks remain. Housed in the National Prison of War Museum are the original lock, key, and hinge from the South Gate along with a piece of the deadline and a post from the stockade. Relics from prisoners include a mirror and sewing kit as well as handmade items such as a pipe and rings made of bone.