Nevada, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index for US Civil War records for soldiers who served in organizations from the Territory and State of Nevada.

 

The collection includes:

  • 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 Military Records?

 

These military records may include:

  • Jacket name
  • Soldier’s full name and rank
  • Company and battalion in which served
  • Date and place of enlistment
  • Date when mustered-in
  • Year(s) of service
  • Birthplace and age
  • Occupation
  • Physical description
  • Date of discharge
  • 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:

  • Search for a military pension record for the solider
  • Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
  • Search the county for land and probate records
  • Search for additional military records filed in both the state and the county where the soldier lived

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