Delaware Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 is a free collection at FamilySearch with an index of Union service records for soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Delaware.

 

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What Can I Learn from Union Soldier Records?

 

These records may include:

  • Jacket name
  • Soldier’s full name
  • Year
  • Age (often estimated)
  • Military unit served in
  • Type of records in file
  • NARA publication number, title, and roll number

 

 

How Can Military Records Help Me Find Other Records?

 

With information from these records you may be able to:

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date
  • Use the age and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census, church, and land records
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct

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