The Information contained in the files may include the following if it was found: the name of the veteran, date of enlistment, date of discharge, unit of enlistment and unit of discharge. Where the veteran was residing when the the 1890 Veterans Schedule and and the 1900 Federal Census was taken. Death certificate number on file at the Department of Vital Statistics in Helena, if any. If the veteran received a civil war pension, the date of filing and certificate number for the pension and the name of the veteran's spouse. Also, if an * appears next to the spouse's name, than the spouse is also buried in the same cemetery as the veteran. Some listings may also contain the plot and lot location numbers for the veteran's burial. Please note that while all effort was made to verify the information, these records should only be considered a guide for locating Civil War records pertaining to your ancestor. We are also including links to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War national burial database and to the National Park Service's Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database. There are two informative websites that discuss using Civil War pensions and records for genealogical purposes that we have provided links to. Under the Webinar's tab above in the military section there are several webinars pertaining to Civil War research, so make sure you take time to watch them as well.
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