Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

4/4/2009

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879-ca. 1903; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1845, 22 rolls); Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, Record Group 92; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
About Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903
This database contains over 166,000 cards of headstone contracts provided by the government for deceased Union veterans. A few veterans of the War of 1812 are also included. Most soldiers included in this database died between ca. 1861 and ca. 1903, but the gravestones were erected between ca. 1879 and ca. 1903. Cards may include the following information about each soldier: name, rank, company, and regiment, burial place, grave number, death date, name of contractor that supplied the headstone, and date of contract in which the headstone was provided. for more click here

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