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Civil War Genealogy

Whether your ancestry goes back to the Civil War, or you have an interest in this great conflict that tore America apart, these pins link to U.S. government Civil War records & historical newspaper articles—including first-hand reports of battles, leaders, soldiers’ lives and stories of how it was during the war. See photos of the people of the Civil War, explore Civil War battle maps, find books about the war and discover how to trace your roots back to this tumultuous time in American history.

A photo of a $50 Missouri defense bond issued during the Civil War. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “William Richmond Family Bible: Horace Richmond (1852-1940).” blog.genealogyban...

William Richmond Family Bible: Horace Richmond (1852-1940)

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Painting of the Civil War Battle of Five Forks, Virginia, showing a charge led by Union General Philip Sheridan. Credit: Kurz & Allison; Library of Congress. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Researching Old Military Records & War Stories in Newspapers.” blog.genealogyban...

Researching Old Military Records & War Stories in Newspapers

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A newspaper article about the McLean House in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, the place where Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, published in the Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas), 22 February 1903. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “149th Anniversary: Civil War Ends with Lee’s Surrender to Grant.” blog.genealogyban...

149th Anniversary: Civil War Ends with Lee’s Surrender to Grant

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A newspaper article about the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, published in the Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts), 10 April 1865. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “149th Anniversary: Civil War Ends with Lee’s Surrender to Grant.” blog.genealogyban...

149th Anniversary: Civil War Ends with Lee’s Surrender to Grant

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A newspaper article about Samuel Seymour, a man alive in the 1950s who witnessed President Lincoln’s assassination, published in the Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), 7 February 1954. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “I Met Abraham Lincoln: True Stories in Historical Newspapers.” blog.genealogyban...

A Civil War photo of Union lieutenants. Credit: Library of Congress. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Civil War Genealogy: How to Find Union Soldier Uniform Clues.” blog.genealogyban...

Civil War Genealogy: How to Find Union Soldier Uniform Clues

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A Civil War photo of Union Lieutenant General Winfield Scott. Credit: Library of Congress. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Civil War Genealogy: How to Find Union Soldier Uniform Clues.” blog.genealogyban...

Civil War Genealogy: How to Find Union Soldier Uniform Clues

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This old Civil War map depicts the “Scene of the Great Battle of Tuesday, May 10th, between Generals Grant and Lee” at Spotsylvania during the Great Virginia Campaign. Read the full article "‘Gencaching’ Challenge: Find Historical Maps in Old Newspapers" at the GenealogyBank blog: blog.genealogyban...

‘Gencaching’ Challenge: Find Historical Maps in Old Newspapers

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A photo of the Confederate battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Civil War’s Last Rebel Town Finally Rejoined the Union—in 1946!” blog.genealogyban...

Colonial Families of the Southern States of America by Stella Pickett Hardy

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Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era. Online and Published Military and Civilian Name Lists, 1861-1869, and Post-War Veteran Lists.

How to Date Family Photos with Vintage Fashion Ads in Newspapers

Firsthand Stories of the Civil War’s 1864 Battle of Nashville

Firsthand Stories of the Civil War’s 1864 Battle of Nashville

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