November 28, 2007

Civil War Ancestors

I got an email from a woman who is looking for information for her great-grandfather who was wounded at the Battle of Cedar Creek. He was with the 116th Ohio Regiment, so I suggested she look at their online reports. Also, there's a book you can buy on Amazon which is A Narrative of the 116th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. They also have books on reseaching your Civil War ancestor (such as the one pictured on the left). If you are curious about your soldier-ancestor, a book like that is a good place to start.

Of course, you can try searching for the person's name, but that may not pan out. If you know his (or her!) military unit, look for sites or publications about it. A general starting point for this sort of research is Cyndi's List, in particular her list of Civil War Resources.

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