Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index of Union service records of soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Kentucky. There are no images in this collection.

 
Union service records of soldiers who served in organizations from Kentucky. The records include abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in the following original records:

  • Muster rolls
  • Returns
  • Rosters
  • Payrolls
  • Appointment books
  • Hospital registers
  • Union prison registers and rolls
  • Parole rolls
  • Inspection reports

Service records were kept for each soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier. For each military unit, the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier’s surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm.
 

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What Can I Learn from Kentucky Civil War Service Records?

The index to these records contains the following:

  • Jacket name
  • Soldier’s full name
  • Year(s) of service
  • Age (often estimated)
  • Military unit and rank
  • Links to additional documents
  • Type of records in file
  • NARA publication number, title, and roll number

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