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State Archives

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 state 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.

 

Alabama
Dept. of Archives and History, 624 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36130-0100

Telephone: 334-242-4435

Internet: www.archives.state.al.us/

Arkansas
History Commission, One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201

Telephone: 501-682-6900

Internet: www.ark-ives.com/

Connecticut
State Library, History & Genealogy, 231 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106

Telephone: 860-757-6580

Internet: www.cslib.org/handg.htm

Delaware
Public Archives, Hall of Records, 121 Duke of York St., Dover, DE 19901

Telephone: 302-744-5000

Internet: www.state.de.us/sos/dpa/

Florida
State Archives, 500 South Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250

Telephone: 850-245-6700

Internet: www.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html

Georgia
Department of Archives and History, 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA 30260

Telephone: 678-364-3700

Internet: www.georgiaarchives.org

Illinois
State Archives, Margaret Cross Norton Bldg., Capitol Complex, Springfield, IL 62756

Telephone: 217-782-4682

Internet: www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/archives.html

Indiana
Indiana State Archives (A Division of the Commission on Public Records), 6440 East 30th Street Indianapolis IN 46219

Telephone: 317-591-5222

Internet: arc@icpr.state.in.us / Website: www.in.gov/icpr

Iowa
State Historical Society of Iowa, State of Iowa Historical Bldg., 600 East Locust, Des Moines, IA 50319-0290

Telephone: 515-281-5111

Internet: www.iowahistory.org/

Kansas
Kansas State Historical Society, 6425 SW Sixth Ave., Topeka, KS 66615-1099

Telephone: 785-272-8681

Internet: www.kshs.org/

Kentucky
Kentucky Dept. for Libraries and Archives, 300 Coffee Tree Rd., P.O. Box 537, Frankfort, KY 40602-0537

Telephone: 502-564-8300

Internet: www.kdla.state.ky.us/

Louisiana
Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809-2137

Telephone: 225-922-1000

Internet: www.sec.state.la.us/archives/archives/archives-index.htm

Maine
Maine State Archives, 84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084

Telephone: 207-287-5795

Internet: www.state.me.us/sos/arc/

Maryland
Maryland State Archives, 350 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, MD 21401

Telephone: 410-260-6400

Internet: www.mdarchives.state.md.us/

Massachusetts
Massachusetts State Archives, 220 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125

Telephone: 617-727-2816

Internet: www.state.ma.us/sec/arc/arcidx.htm

Michigan
State Archives of Michigan, 717 West Allegan St., P.O. Box 30740, Lansing, MI 48909-8240

Telephone: 517-373-1408

Internet: www.sos.state.mi.us/history/archive/archive.html

Minnesota
Minnesota Historical Society, State Archives, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Telephone: 651-297-4502

Internet: www.mnhs.org/preserve/records/

Mississippi
Mississippi Department of Archives and History, P.O. Box 571, Jackson, MS 39205-0571

Telephone: 601-359-6876

Internet: www.mdah.state.ms.us/

Missouri
Missouri State Archives, 600 W. Main, P.O. Box 1747, Jefferson City, MO 65102

Telephone: 573-751-3280

Internet: http://www.sos.state.mo.us/archives/resources/resources.asp

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Division of Records Management & Archives, 71 South Fruit St., Concord, NH 03301

Telephone: 603-271-2236

Internet: www.state.nh.us/state/index.html

New Jersey
State Archives, Dept. of State Bldg., 225 West State St., Trenton, NJ 08625

Telephone: 609-292-6260

Internet: www.state.nj.us/state/darm/archives.html

New York
New York State Archives and Records Administration, New York State Education Department, Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230

Telephone: 518-474-6926

Internet: www.sara.nysed.gov/

North Carolina
State Archives, Public Services Branch, 4614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4614

Telephone: 919-733-3952

Internet: www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/archives/arch/

Ohio
Ohio Historical Society, 1982 Velma Ave., Columbus, OH 43211

Telephone: 614-297-2300

Internet: www.ohiohistory.org/

Pennsylvania
State Archives, 350 North St., Harrisburg, PA 17120-0090

Telephone: 717-783-3281

Internet: www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/getting.htm

Rhode Island
State Archives & Public Records Administration, 337 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903

Telephone: 401-222-2353

Internet: www.state.ri.us/archives/

South Carolina
South Carolina Archives and History Center, 8301 Parklane Rd., Columbia, SC 29223

Telephone: 803-896-6100

Internet: www.state.sc.us/scdah/

Tennessee
Tennessee State Library and Archives, 403 Seventh Ave. North, Nashville, TN 37243-0312

Telephone: 615-741-2764

Internet: www.tennessee.gov/tsla/history/military/csh1.htm

Texas
Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711

Telephone: 512-463-5480

Internet: www.tsl.state.tx.us/lobby/arcfirst.htm

Vermont
Vermont State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, 109 State St., Montpelier, VT 05609-1103Telephone: 802-828-2308

Internet: www.state.vt.us/vhs/generes.htm

Virginia
Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219-8000

Telephone: 804-692-3500

Internet: www.lva.lib.va.us/

West Virginia
Archives and History Library, The Cultural Center, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV 25305-0300

Telephone: 304-558-0230 ext. 168

Internet: www.wvculture.org/history/index.html

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, 816 State St., Madison, WI 53706

Telephone: 608-264-6460

Internet: www.shsw.wisc.edu/archives/index.html

Did You Know?

A corn plant growing next to a prisoner shelter

A small number of Andersonville prisoners were able to grow crops such as beans and corn. Prisoner diaries and sketches mention this fact and a photograph taken in the summer of 1864 shows corn stalks growing near a shelter. Such an undertaking would require constant guard and demonstrates that prisoners knew they might be captives at Andersonville for quite some time.