Union Cemetery Records
|United States |
Civil War, 1861-1865
National Graves Registration Database[edit | edit source]
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, National Graves Registration Database can be searched by name and the search can be narrowed by unit, state of service, cemetery name, town, county or state of burial. Information that may be given for a person includes birth and death dates, age, unit, rank, enlistment and discharge dates, and name and address of cemetery, The database has both Union and Confederate soldiers' information and contains over 4 million names.
Nationwide Gravesite Locator[edit | edit source]
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Nationwide Gravesite Locator has burial records of veterans and their family members from VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, and other veterans cemeteries around the country. The records include Civil War veterans as well as veterans from other wars. The site also provides links to maps of the cemeteries. This database contains records for both Union and Confederate Soldiers.
- "Bivouac of the Dead" by Mark Hughes (FHL 973 M24h) (Worldcat) Contains a history of the National Cemetery system and burial procedures of the Union army, an index to the original burial site along with final burial site of soldiers (1860–90), and a brief description of each cemetery.
National Park Service[edit | edit source]
Card Records of Headstones[edit | edit source]
The record collection "Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879 - ca. 1903" (NARA M1845) contains 166,000 records of veterans buried in private cemeteries. Cards are arranged alphabetically and contain the name of the veteran, rank, company, regiment, place of burial, name and location of cemetery, grave number, date of death, and supplier of headstones. 
- (Ancestry) ($)
- 1879 - 1903 - United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903 at FamilySearch — How to Use this Collection; index and images; also at Ancestry.com ($)
- Locate these records at a library using Worldcat.
- Card records of headstones provided for deceased Union Civil war veterans, ca. 1879-ca. 1903: publication M1845 FHL 2155576-97.
Applications for Headstones (1925-1941)[edit | edit source]
The record collection "Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941" (NARA M1916) contains over 290,000 applications for headstones for U.S. military veterans. Most of the applications are for U.S. military veterans who died during 1925–41, but there are also applications for veterans who died before 1925. Most of the veterans served in the Civil War or later, however, some served in earlier conflicts. In 1906 and 1929 the U.S. government passed laws allowing for headstones for deceased Confederate soldiers as well as Union soldiers. Those applications are included in this collection. Records generally contain the name of the veteran, enlistment and discharge dates, rank, company, regiment, name and location of cemetery, and date of death.
- Note: This collection contains both Confederate and Union records.
- Applications for headstones for U.S. military veterans, 1925-1941 :NARA M1916 FHL 1878150-283.
United States. Quartermaster General's Office. Roll of Honor[edit | edit source]
The "Roll of Honor: Names of Soldiers Who Died in Defense of the American Union" 27 Volumes. Washington: Government Printing Office,1865–71. Reprint in ten volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1994. (FHL 973 M2roh 1994) (FHL CD #9, part 351) (FHL 1311589–91) (Worldcat). The records are arranged by the burial place. Each entry generally gives the soldier’s name, rank, regiment, company, and date of death.
Table of Contents for all 27 volumes.
- US Civil War Roll of Honor (Familyrelatives.com) ($)
- Volumes I-8 (Google Books)
- Volumes 9-12 (Google Books)
- Volume 13-15 (Google Books)
- Volumes 16-17 (Google Books)
- Volumes 18-21
- Volume 22-24 (Google Books)
- Volumes 25-27 (Google Books)
- Martha & William Reamy, comp. ; with foreword and an index to burial sites by Mark Hughes. Index to the Roll of Honor.Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1995. FHL 973 M2roh index Indexed by name with volume and page reference for the 27 volumes of the "Roll of Honor".(Worldcat)
- Mark Hughes, comp. The unpublished Roll of Honor. Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1996. FHL 973 M2roha
- United States. Quartermaster General's office. Alphabetical index to places of interment of deceased Union soldiers in the various states and territories, as specified in rolls of honor no. I-XIII : being those issued from the Quartermaster General's Office, between June 15, 1865, and August 27, 1867.Washington, D.C. : U.S. Gov't Printing Office, 1868. 16 p.
- United States. Quartermaster General's Office. Statement of the disposition of some of the bodies of deceased Union soldiers and prisoners of war whose remains have been removed to national cemeteries in the southern and western states. 4 volumes. Washington, D.C. : Government Printing Office (United States), 1868
Records at the Family History Library[edit | edit source]
- Burial Records
- Butte Co. Record of burial of ex-Union soldiers, sailors, marines and widows, 1886-1898
- Mendocino Co. Burial of ex Union soldiers and marines, 1890
- Solano Co. Record of burial of ex-Union soldiers, sailors, and Marines
- Franklin Co. Burial record of deceased ex-Union soldiers, sailors and marines, 1889-1902
- Pike Co. Burial record of deceased ex-Union soldiers, sailors and marines, 21 Sept. 1890 - 4 Aug. 1913
- "Civil War Graves Registration Index Cards, 1861–1930" (FHL1955405 (22films)) This index for the state of Michigan includes name, county of burial, and military unit.
- Civil War card file, Allegan County, Michigan, ca. 1862-1915
- "Civil War Veterans Buried in Nebraska". Lincoln, Nebraska: State Historical Society,1970. (FHL films 0833155–56) Entries contain name, GAR post number; place of burial, including city and county; cemetery name; grave lot and section; date and place of death; place of birth; date of birth; company; regiment; rank; and enlistment and discharge dates.
- New Hampshire
- Phyllis O. Longver New Hampshire Civil War death and burial locations. Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, Inc., c2000. FHL 974.2 M2Lp
- New Jersey
- New Jersey Historical Soci ety. New Jersey Civil War burial records, 1800s-1900s
- New Jersey Historical Society, Newark, New Jersey. Card index to Civil War soldiers' graves, 1862
- Salem County Clerk. Civil War records, 1861-1865.Includes graves registration cards for veterans of the Civil War
- Clark Co. Burial reports and record of burial expenses of ex-Union soldiers, 1884-1928
- Cuyahoga Co. Record of committee on burial of ex-union soldiers, 1895-1953
- Delaware Co. Burial of ex-Union soldiers, 1884-1898
- Delaware Co. Record of burial expenses of ex-union soldiers, 1884-1889
- Fayette Co. Record of burial expenses of ex-union soldiers, 1884-1887 ; soldiers' burial record, no. 1-2, 1900-1931
- Hocking Co. Record of burial expenses, of ex-union soldiers, sailors and marines, 1922-1930
- Wyandot Co. Record of burial of indigent Union soldiers, 1885-1899
- Marion F. Egge, editor, Pennsylvania genealogical magazine. Pennsylvania Civil War veteran burials. v. 1 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, c2000. FHL 974.8 V3e v. 1
- Blake A. Magner, comp and ed., At peace with honor : the Civil War burials of Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Collingswood, New Jersey : C.W. Historicals, c1997. FHL 974.811 V3m
- West Virginia
References[edit | edit source]
- United States. National Archives and Records Service. Pamphlet Describing M1845: Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879 - ca. 1903. Washington, D.C., National Archives and Records Administration, 1996.
- United States. National Archives and Records Service. Pamphlet Describing M1916: Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941. Washington, D.C., National Archives and Records Administration, 2005.