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The collection consists of Union service records of soldiers who served in organizations from the Territory and State of Nevada. The records include abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in the following original records:  
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== What is in This Collection? ==
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The collection consists of Union service records of soldiers who served in the First Battalion Nevada Cavalry and the First Battalion Nevada Infantry from the Territory and State of Nevada, for the years 1861 to 1865. The records include abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in the following original records:  
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*Muster rolls  
 
*Muster rolls  
 
*Returns  
 
*Returns  
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*Parole rolls  
 
*Parole rolls  
 
*Inspection reports
 
*Inspection reports
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For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 94, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780s - 1917, and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M1789. Index courtesy of [http://www.fold3.com Fold 3]&nbsp;(previously Footnote.com).
  
<br> For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 94, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780s - 1917, and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M1789. Index courtesy of [http://www.fold3.com www.fold3.com]&nbsp;(previously Footnote.com).
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Service records were kept for each soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier.&nbsp;  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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This index was created to provide quick access to compiled service records. The records are in individual files which usually include the following:  
 
 
The records are in individual files which usually include the following:  
 
  
 
*A jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, rank, and the unit in which he served  
 
*A jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, rank, and the unit in which he served  
 
*A card (or cards) with abstracts of entries from original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, parole rolls, and inspection reports  
 
*A card (or cards) with abstracts of entries from original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, parole rolls, and inspection reports  
 
*The originals of any papers relating only to the particular soldier
 
*The originals of any papers relating only to the particular soldier
 
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=== Image Visibility ===
<br> The index to these records contains the following:  
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{{Image Visibility}}
 
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=== To Browse This Collection ===
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{{HR Tip|This collection contains searchable content in the NARA Catalog.  They can be accessed by clicking on the National Archives identifier in the Record Description.  Once inside the Catalog, click on the "Search Within This Series".}}
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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The index to these records contains the following:  
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*Jacket name  
 
*Jacket name  
*Soldier’s full name  
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*Soldier’s full name and rank
*Year
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*Company and battalion in which served
*Age (often estimated)  
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*Date and place of enlistment
*Military unit served in
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*Date when mustered-in
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*Year(s) of service
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*Birthplace and age
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*Occupation
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*Physical description
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*Date of discharge
 
*Type of records in file  
 
*Type of records in file  
 
*NARA publication number, title, and roll number
 
*NARA publication number, title, and roll number
 
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
Use the locator information found in the index (such as roll number and the unit served in) to locate your ancestors in the service records. Compare the information in the records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names. Keep in mind that even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.  
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*The name of your ancestor
 
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*The unit in which the soldier served
When you have located your ancestor’s service record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
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*The place where the soldier resided
 
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=== Search the Index ===
For example:
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*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
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*Use the age and location of the military unit to find the soldier’s family in census, church, and land records.
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
*Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit.
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log |research log]].
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.
 
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
== Record History ==
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*Search for a military pension record for the solider
 
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*Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
Service records were kept for each soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier.
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*Search the county for land and probate records
 
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*Search for additional military records filed in both the state and the county where the soldier lived
=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? === 
 
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
This index was created to provide quick access to compiled service records.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
 
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images  
 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names
The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that even though this index is very accurate it still may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations.
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=== Research Helps ===
 
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Nevada, United States Genealogy|Nevada]].
== Related Websites ==
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* [[US Military Basic Search Strategies]]
 
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* [[Beginning Research in United States Military Records]]
*[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]
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* [[Beginning United States Civil War Research]]
*[http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($) Searchable Civil War service records
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* [[Locating a Union Civil War Soldier (1861-1865)]]
 
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* [[GuidedResearch:Nevada|Nevada Guided Research]]
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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* [[Nevada Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
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* [[Step-by-Step Nevada Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
*[[Union Service Records|Union Service Records]]  
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== Citing This Collection ==
*[[United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1|United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865, Part 1]]  
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found.  Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/United_States_Civil_War_1861_to_1865,_Part_2 United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865, Part 2]
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*[[Nevada Military Records|Nevada Military Records]]
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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[[Category:NARA_Military_Records]]
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[[Category:Civil War, 1861-1865]]
 
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
 
 
 
==== Example of a Source Citation for a Record in This Collection<br> ====
 
 
 
"Nevada, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865" index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (hittps://www.familysearch.org: accessed 16 September 2011). entry for Elias H Johnson, age 28; citing Civil War Records, NARA pubilcation M1798, NARA roll 5; Records of the Adjutant General's Office, Orem, Utah, United States.  
 
 
 
== Citation for This Collection  ==
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. &nbsp;It may include the author, custodian, publisher, or archive for the original records.
 
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Nevada, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865." ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org). RG 94, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917 (M1789). Footnote 25,738 digital images. Footnote, Orem, Utah. <!--bibdescend-->
 
 
 
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article: &nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Help:How_to_Create_Source_Citations_For_FamilySearch_Historical_Records_Collections Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.]  
 
 
 
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Record Description
Record Type Compiled Service Records
Record Group RG 94: Records of the Adjutant General's Office
Collection years 1861-1865
Microfilm Publication M1789. Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldier who Served in Organizations from the Territory and State of Nevada. 16 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 300398423
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of Union service records of soldiers who served in the First Battalion Nevada Cavalry and the First Battalion Nevada Infantry from the Territory and State of Nevada, for the years 1861 to 1865. The records include abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in the following original records:

  • Muster rolls
  • Returns
  • Rosters
  • Payrolls
  • Appointment books
  • Hospital registers
  • Union prison registers and rolls
  • Parole rolls
  • Inspection reports

For each military unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by the soldier's surname. The Military Unit field may also display the surname range (A-G) as found on the microfilm. This collection is a part of RG 94, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780s - 1917, and is National Archive Microfilm Publication M1789. Index courtesy of Fold 3 (previously Footnote.com).

Service records were kept for each soldier. Those records, or their abstracts, were compiled into individual files. Each envelope/jacket contains information and cross references to original records relating to the soldier. 

This index was created to provide quick access to compiled service records. The records are in individual files which usually include the following:

  • A jacket-envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, rank, and the unit in which he served
  • A card (or cards) with abstracts of entries from original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, parole rolls, and inspection reports
  • The originals of any papers relating only to the particular soldier

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images.

For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The index to these records contains the following:

  • Jacket name
  • Soldier’s full name and rank
  • Company and battalion in which served
  • Date and place of enlistment
  • Date when mustered-in
  • Year(s) of service
  • Birthplace and age
  • Occupation
  • Physical description
  • Date of discharge
  • Type of records in file
  • NARA publication number, title, and roll number

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The unit in which the soldier served
  • The place where the soldier resided

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Search for a military pension record for the solider
  • Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
  • Search the county for land and probate records
  • Search for additional military records filed in both the state and the county where the soldier lived

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Nevada.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Historical Records/Guidelines for Articles.