Tuesday, November 2, 2010

CIVIL WAR SOLDIER RESEARCH CHECKLIST, PART V

XI. Discharge Records

1. Listing in Adjutant-General report
2. Discharge recorded in county Recorder of Deeds office
A. Recorder of Deeds (or County Clerk) offices
B. MO State Archives or IRAD
C. Discharge papers of regular army & navy men sometimes in homestead land/pension files

XII. Disability Claims

1. Listing in files maintained by National & State Archives
2. Listing in 1883 Pension Roll of United States
3. Request for artificial limbs/eyes to State Adjutant-General or War Department
A. National Archives- RG 94, Series M725, Index to Letters Received, 1846, 1861-1889, 9 rolls
B. National Archives- RG 94, Series M686, Index to General Correspondence of Records & Pension Office, 1889-1920 (385 rolls)
4. List of rejected disability claims

XIII. Pension Records
1. Federal- NARA (Union soldiers)
2. State- State Archives (Confederate soldiers)
3. Pension recipient questionaires (AL,AR,LA,TN,US)

XIV. Deaths

1. Account in regimental reports to commanding generals (O.R.)
2. Account in regimental reports to state Adjutant-General (state archives)
3. Local newspaper lists of local casualties
A. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library at Springfield, IL
B. State Historical Society of Missouri at Columbia, MO
4. Probate/will record
A. Probate Judge
B. Clerk of the Circuit Court
C. MO State Archives Local Records Inventory Database or IRAD (IL)
5. Patriotic society annual reports
A. GAR/SUVCW
B. UCV/UDC
C. MOLLUS
D. Society of the Army of the Cumberland/other army societies
E. Regimental society annual reports/reunion booklets

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