The New Jersey State Archives has a free, online database of Civil War Service Records. “This database provides access to 82,467 name entries in an electronic version of Adjutant General William S. Stryker’s two-volume Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865, which was originally published by the State of New Jersey in 1876. The electronic version is hosted on the website of the New Jersey State Library.”

“The database may be searched by any combination of last name, first name, and/or regiment or service. To see the page on which a solider is recorded click the “page” link. Where Stryker has included a regimental description there is a “description of regiment” link, and where Stryker provided no description, such as for out-of-state regiments or the United States armed forces, there is a link to the “first page of the section“.

“The New Jersey State Archives provides reference, search and copy services only for those regimental records held in our collections. These include New Jersey militia, infantry and cavalry regiments, New Jersey artillery batteries, and a limited number of United States Colored Troops regimental records. (We will search and advise about additional holdings in other Civil War Collections.”


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