Discover Your Civil War Ancestor
Updated and revised July 2014.
What better way to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War then by discovering your Civil War ancestor, Union or Confederate. Detailed instructions on how to use a free online site to find your family member as well as the regiment in which he served and the men who shared his fight.
Was Your Ancestor One of the More than 600,000 Civil War Casualties?
In this One-Hour Genealogist guide you'll learn
- how to find your ancestor
- how to discover his regiment
- where his regiment traveled
- the battles in which he fought
- his rank going in and coming out of the army
- whether he fell on the field of battle
In addition, discover the free online sites to download Civil War-era photographs to add to your family blog, newsletter, book, or scrapbook. And, you'll also learn how to actually map his marches and pinpoint where his battles took place.
For Those Who Collect Civil War Memorabilia
This short guide now includes a section on Civil War collectibles with typical values for some of the most popular items.
Honor Your Ancestor
The years 2011 through 2015 commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. Whether your ancestors fought as a Billy Yank or a Johnny Reb, it's important to honor their devotion. This guide makes it easy to find your ancestor and learn more about what he experienced as a Civil War soldier.
Start Your Research Today
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About the Author
Nancy Hendrickson is the author of the Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com, Discover Your Family History Online, The Genealogist's U.S. History Pocket Reference, San Diego Then and Now, and Historic Photos of Old California. She is a life-long genealogy researcher and the creator of the One-Hour Genealogist Series.