Wednesday, November 10, 2010

CIVIL WAR SOLDIER RESEARCH CHECKLIST, PART VI

XV. Burials
1. U.S. Roll of Honor
2. State rolls of honor
3. State archives veteran burials lists
4. State home/hospital records
5. DAR cemetery lists
6. Headstone records
7. NCA Nationwide Gravesite Locator
8. SUVCW Nationwide Graves Registration Database
9. Local cemetery records

XVI. Photographs
1. U.S. Army Military History Institute in Carlisle Barracks, PA
2. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library at Springfield, IL
3. Library of Congress- American Memory

XVII. Correspondence
1. County historical societies
A. State archives
B. University special collections departments
C. WHMC at Columbia, MO
2. Letters to local newspaper from soldier
A. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library at Springfield, IL
B. State Historical Society of Missouri at Columbia, MO
3. Letters to Adjutant-General/Secretary of War asking about status of soldier
[National Archives- RG 94, Series M725, Index to Letters Received, 1846, 1861-1889, 9 rolls]
4. Letters to and from Pension Board and soldier [National Archives- RG 94, Series M686, Index to General Correspondence of Records & Pension Office, 1889-1920, 385 rolls]
5. Letters to/from spouses/parents about dead/badly wounded/captured soldier (State Archives)

XVIII. Newspapers as Sources of Civil War Information
1. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library at Springfield, IL
2. State Historical Society of Missouri at Columbia, MO

XIX. Periodical Articles as Sources of Civil War Information
1. Confederate Veteran
2. Journal of Southern History
3. Popular current Civil War magazines:
A. America's Civil War
B. Blue & Gray
C. Camp Chase Gazette
D. Civil War Times Illustrated
E. North & South
4. County historical & genealogical society publications
5. State historical & genealogical society publications

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