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Ancestry.com. U.S., Registers of Deaths in the Regular Army, 1860-1889 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data:

Registers of Deaths in the Regular Army, compiled 1860–1889. 18 volumes. ARC ID: 1226156. Records of the Adjutant General's Office. Record Group 94. National Archives at Washington, D.C.

About U.S., Registers of Deaths in the Regular Army, 1860-1889

This database contains death registers for U.S. Army Regulars. (Regulars were professional soldiers who served in the standing army, as opposed to volunteers, who were typically recruited for a specific conflict.) These registers were compiled by the Adjutant General’s Office. They vary some by date, but they may list the following details:

  • name
  • rank
  • unit
  • age
  • birthplace
  • length of service
  • date, place, and cause of death
  • race or nationality

The database also contains a few index volumes that list name, rank, unit, and date and place of death.