Wanting to learn more about specific aspects of the siege of Vicksburg? There are many tools out there that can help someone find more scholarly information about Civil War soldiers and their stories. Vicksburg National Military Park has a small research library that is available for use by advance appointment only. Please contact the park at least 3 weeks in advance of your planned visit to arrange use of the library.

Many resources have been digitized, including the parole records for General Pemberton's Army. The best resources for locating information about soldiers and sailors who served in the campaign for Vicksburg can be found using the following resources.

Researching Civil War Soldiers

If you know the state in which the soldiers served, you should contact the appropriate state office for more detailed informaton. Check with the individual state offices about inquirt procedures and fees. Include as much information as possible about the soldier or sailor including:
  • Full name
  • Enlistment date
  • Enlistment place
  • Unit
  • Home county
  • Home town/city
  • Age
  • Place of burial
The more information you include, the better chance the archives will have of providing additional information.

State Offices

Alabama: Dept. of Archives and History, 624 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36130-0100 Telephone: 334-242-4435

Arkansas: History Commission, One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201 Telephone: 501-682-6900

Connecticut: State Library, History & Genealogy, 231 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106 Telephone: 860-757-6500 I **Toll-free: 866-886-4478

Delaware: Delaware Public Archives, 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North, Dover, DE 19901
Telephone: 302-744-5000

Florida: State Library and Archives of Florida, RA. Gray Building, Second Floor, 500 South Bronaugh Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250
Telephone: 850-245-6600

Georgia: Department of Archives and History, 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA 30260 Telephone: 678-364-3710

Illinois: State Archives, Margaret Cross Norton Bldg., Capitol Complex, Springfield, IL 62756 Telephone: 217-782-4682

Indiana: Indiana State Archives, 6440 East 30th Street Indianapolis IN 46219 Telephone: 317-591-5222

Iowa: State Historical Society of Iowa, State of Iowa Historical Bldg., 600 East Locust, Des Moines, IA 50319-0290
Telephone: Society, Museum & Preservation: (515) 281-5111, Research Center (Des Moines): (515) 281-6200

Kansas: Kansas State Historical Society, 6425 SW Sixth Ave., Topeka, KS 66615-1099 Telephone: 785-272-8681

Kentucky: Kentucky Dept. for Libraries and Archives, 300 Coffee Tree Road, Frankfort, KY 40601 Telephone: 502-564-8300

Louisiana: Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809-2137 Telephone: 225-922-1000

Maine: Maine State Archives, Mailing Address: 84 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333; Physical Address: 230 State Street, Augusta, Maine 0433 Telephone: 207-287-5790

Maryland: Maryland State Archives, Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse State Archives Building, 350 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, MD 21401 Telephone: 410-260-6400

Massachusetts: Massachusetts State Archives, 220 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125 Telephone: 617-727-2816

Michigan: State Archives of Michigan, 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48915 Telephone: 517-373-3559

Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society, State Archives, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 Telephone: 651-259-3015

Mississippi: William F. Winter Archives and History Building 200 North Street,Jackson, MS39201 Telephone: 601-576-6850

Missouri: Missouri State Archives, 600 W. Main, P.O. Box 1747,Jefferson City, MO 65102 Telephone: 573-751-3280

New Hampshire: New Hampshire Division of Records Management & Archives, 71 South Fruit St., Concord, NH 03301 Telephone: 603-271-2236

New Jersey: State Archives, Dept. of State Bldg., 225 West State St., Trenton, NJ 08625 Telephone: 609-292-6260

New York: New York State Archives and Records Administration, New York State Education Department, Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230 Telephone: 518-474-8955

North Carolina: State Archives, Public Services Branch, 4614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4614 Telephone: 919-807-7310

Ohio: Ohio History Connection, State Archives, 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211Telephone: 614-297-2536

Pennsylvania: State Archives, 350 North St., Harrisburg, PA 17120-0090 Telephone: 717-783-3281

Rhode Island: State Archives & Public Records Administration, 337 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903
Telephone: 401-222-2353

South Carolina: South Carolina Archives and History Center, 8301 Parklane Rd., Columbia, SC 29223 Telephone: 803-896-6196

Tennessee: Tennessee State Library and Archives, 403 Seventh Ave. North, Nashville, TN 37243-0312 Telephone: 615-741-2764

Texas: Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Physical Address: 1201 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701, Mail: P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711 Telephone: 512-463-5455

Vermont: Vermont State Archives, Physical Address: 1078 US-2, Middlesex, VT 05602; Mailing Address: Vermont State Archives & Records Administration,1078 Route 2, Middlesex Montpelier, Vermont 05633-7701 Telephone: 802-828-3700

Virginia: Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219-8000 Telephone: 804-692-3500

West Virginia: Archives and History Library, The Cultural Center, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV 25305-0300 Telephone: 304-558-0230 ext. 168

Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, 816 State St., Madison, WI 53706 Telephone: 608-264-6460


National Websites

National Archives: Reference Services Branch, 700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20408. Telephone: 1-866-272-6272

National Park Service: American Battlefield Protection Program, 1849 C Street NW, Room 7228, Washington, DC 20240. Telephone; (202) 354-2023

Library of Congress: 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20540. Telephone: 202-707-5000

The Center for Civil War Research at University of Mississippi: Center for Civil War Research, Arch Dalrymple III Department of History, 310 Bishop Hall, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677. Email Address.

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

Historic Naval Ships Association: 409 Main St, Smithfield, VA 23430. Telephone: 757-356-9422

U.S. Naval Academy: Nimitz Library, 589 McNair Road, Annapolis, MD 21402-5029.. Telephone: 410-293-6945

U.S.S. Constellation: Pier 1,301 East Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202-3134. Telephone: 410-539-1797

Naval War College Museum: Naval War College, Luce Ave, Newport, RI 02841. Telephone: 401-841-4052

Last updated: September 5, 2019

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