Nebraska, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 is a free collection at FamilySearch with Union Soldier service records including:

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

 

You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.

 

 

What Can I Learn from Civil War Service Records?

 

These records may include:

  • Soldier’s full name and rank
  • Company and unit in which served
  • Year(s) of services
  • Age (sometimes estimated)
  • Date and place of enlistment
  • Length of enrollment period
  • Type of records in file
  • NARA publication number, title, and roll number

 

 

How Can Civil War Records Help Me Find Other Records?

 

With Nebraska Civil War Service records information 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
  • Search for a military pension record for the individual
  • Search for the family in census records
  • Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
  • Search for church, land, and probate records

 

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