Nebraska Civil War Veterans Database

A database (Nebraska Civil War Veterans Database) has been compiled that allows researchers to locate name references within the Civil War Veterans Indexes. The researcher may input a Last Name, First Name, Unit Served, GAR Unit Number, GAR Unit City, and/or GAR Unit County and will be given a listing of all the matching name index entries.

The information provided in the data files is only a partial extract. More complete information for the veteran may be found by reviewing the name in the "Index to Civil War Veterans from Nebraska," which is a microfilm alphabetical index of approximately 45,000 Nebraska Civil War veterans at the Nebraska State Historical Society Library. Researchers who wish to obtain copies of either the GAR Roster entry or a GAR burial card for their ancestor (if the ancestor was buried in Nebraska) should contact the Library/Archives (nshs.reference@nebraska.gov) for pricing information.

 

If you entered...   The search results would include...
Last Name: Alexander
GAR Post County: Lancaster
  All references to the last name "Alexander" from "Lancaster" County GAR Post.  Note that only one field is required for a search. If you know only a last name, you may leave the other fields blank. Also, because first names vary - e.g. Michael J. Kennedy may be entered as M.J. Kennedy - researchers are advised to search on only a SURNAME to see the FULL LIST of possible matches of interest.

 

Nebraska Civil War Veterans Index Search

Enter Last Name:

Enter First Name:

Enter Unit Served:

Enter GAR Post Number:

Enter GAR Post City:

Enter GAR Post County:

 

 

The following information is given for most entries:

  • Last Name
  • First Name
  • Unit Served
  • GAR Post Number
  • GAR Post City
  • GAR Post County
  • Data Source*

*    #1:  Information regarding civil war veterans for which a GAR post number is not given was obtained from the "1890 U.S. Census for Nebraska of Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War" for south central and southeastern Nebraska.  Information regarding veterans for which a GAR post number is given was obtained from the first 6,200 entries in the "Grand Army of the Republic, Series Ten, Rosters of Soldiers, Rosters by States", Dept. of Nebraska, 1911.  Information provided from this title included veterans name, unit served, and GAR post number.

      #2:  Information regarding civil war veterans which was taken from "Grand Army of the Republic, Series Ten, Rosters of Soldiers, Rosters by States" Volume 1 through 4, Dept. of Nebraska, 1911.  Information provided from this title includes the veterans name, unit served, and GAR post number.


 

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