Tag Archives: National Archives

‘Citizen Archivists’ and Civil War Documents

When I began my research on an Ohio African American Civil War regiment, the 27th United States Colored Troops (USCT), the only option I had if I wanted to read the soldier’s compiled military service records and pension files was … Continue reading

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Sheldon Appleby Among the Archives

I have known Sheldon Appleby, my great-great-great grandfather, only through his handwriting—and only that through a single letter handwritten from February 1863, and only that through a photocopy of a photocopy. The great aunt who’d given me a copy of … Continue reading

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Discovering Your Civil War Past: Part III

Today we return to our on-going, interactive blog series of researching your ancestor’s Civil War experience.

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