Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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United States Civil War,

 1861 to 1865

Confederate Soldier Homes

Many Southern states maintained soldier homes for needy Confederate veterans. Records of these homes available at the Family History Library include:


Arkansas Civil War Website: www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar
Allen, Desmond Walls. Index to Arkansas Confederate Soldiers. 3 vols. Conway, AR: Arkansas Research, 1990. (Gen. Ctr.)
___________. Index to Arkansas Confederate Pension Applications. Conway, AR: D. W. Allen, 1991. (Gen. Ctr. & TGS Lib.)
___________. Arkansas Union Soldiers Pension Application Index. Conway, AR: D. W. Allen, 1987. (Gen. Ctr.)
___________. Arkansas Damned Yankees: An Index to Union Soldiers in Arkansas Regiments. Conway, AR: D. W. Allen, 1987. (Gen. Ctr. & TGS Lib.)
Knight, Rena Marie. Additional Civil War Soldiers in Arkansas. 2 vols. Jacksonville, AR: RMK Publishing Company, 2004. (Gen. Ctr.)
McLane, Bobbie Jones. Arkansas 1911 Census of Confederate Veterans. 3 vols. Hot Springs National Park, AR: B. J. McLane & C. Glazner, 1977 ' 1981. (Gen. Ctr. & TGS Lib.)
____________. An Index to the Three Volumes, Arkansas 1911 Census of Confederate Veterans. Hot Springs, AR: Arkansas Ancestors, 1988. (Gen. Ctr. & TGS Lib.)
Pickett, Connie. Old Soldiers Home ' Arkansas Confederate Soldiers & Widows. St. Louis, MO: F. T. Ingmire, 1985. (ILL)

 Confederate Prisoner of War Records

Below is a set of 429 volumes naming Confederate-held prisoners:


Speer, Lonnie R., Portals to Hell: Military Prisons of the Civil War, (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole Books, c1997), contains the history of Union and Confederate prisons. FHL book 973 M2speOther libraries.
Federal Censuses
  • The Thirteenth Population Census of the United States, 1910. National Archives Microfilm Publication T624. (On 1,784 FHL films beginning with 1374014.) This census recorded whether an individual was a survivor of the Confederate Army (CA) or the Confederate Navy (CN). Some Southern states took special censuses of Confederate veterans. Those at the Family History Library include:

Arkansas: Desha, Drew, and Faulkner Counties [NARA T624 roll 49]FHL US/CAN Census Area

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