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Historical Data Systems, comp. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.
Original data: Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA from the following list of works.

Copyright 1997-2009
Historical Data Systems, Inc.
PO Box 35
Duxbury, MA 02331.

About U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865

It is not hard to find histories of the monumental figures of the American Civil War. Documents and histories abound for Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee. Records of individual soldiers, however, are not so easy to find. The American Civil War Research Database is a historic effort to compile and link all available records of common soldiers in the American Civil War. Historic Data Systems has compiled and interlinked a wide array of records including state rosters, pension records, regimental histories, photos, and journals. The genealogical value of this record is immeasurable. More than authoritative names and dates, this database connects researchers with the history their ancestors lived.

The database is a work in progress. Considering the scope of its ambition, the amount of data already available is impressive. The project to date has digitized, indexed, and interlinked the records of 4,257,188 soldiers, 3,728 regimental chronicles, 1,010 officer profiles, 3,343 battle synopses, and 18,883 soldier photographs. As the database continues to grow, so will the impact of this unique genealogical resource. Copyright 1997-2009 - Historical Data Systems, Inc. P.O. Box 35 Duxbury, MA 02331. (800) 244-3446

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