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How to research your Civil War Confederate ancestor

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Uploaded on Jul 5, 2011

• National Archives compiled service records
• Muster rolls (on microfilm?): Accounts from every 2-3 months of the unit's involvement.
• United Daughters of the Confederacy Records: biographical information on confederate ancestors submitted to the State Historical Society.
• Union Provost Marshal Database: Details activity of citizens who where Confederate sympathizers.
• Confederate Soldiers Home Applications: Spouses could also apply to this home for former Confederate soldiers in Higginsville. Call, e-mail or visit the State Archives to look up the finding aid for the home.
• Confederate Pension Applications: Can give an idea of the regiment the soldiers served. Especially helpful for the home guard regiments that may have otherwise been undocumented.

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