Nebraska, Grand Army of the Republic, Burial Records, 1861-1948 is a free collection at FamilySearch with an index and images of Civil War veterans’ burial records in Nebraska. Specifically, this collection is for Union veterans of the Civil War living in Nebraska and comes from records from the Grand Army of the Republic. Many of the veterans served in Union regiments from other northern states.
Explanation from FamilySearch: This collection includes an index and images of Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) records for the Department of Nebraska. The collection consists of burial records of Union veterans of the Civil War living in Nebraska. Many of the veterans served in Union regiments from other northern states. The Department of Nebraska Grand army of the Republic was organized June 17, 1877. The collection was digitized at the Nebraska State Historical Society in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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What Can I Learn from Civil War Burial Records?
These military records may contain:
- The name of the person who was buried.
- The GAR post the soldier belonged to.
- The name of the cemetery where the soldier was buried.
- The location of the cemetery plot.
- The date and place of death.
- The date and place of birth.
- The military unit the soldier fought in during the Civil War.
- The rank of the solider.
- The dates of enlistment and discharge.
How Can Military Records Help Me Find Other Records?
With military records information you may be able to:
- Use the information to locate an obituary.
- Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and probate records.
- Use the military unit information to locate service and pension records.
- Use the information to find additional family members.
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
- Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.