Nebraska Civil War Veterans

Last Charge at Gettysburg

Master List of Nebraska Civil War Veterans (Blue & Gray)     

Taken from Cemetery lists, 1890 Vet Census (Federal), 1893 NE Census of Veterans (thanks to Lynn) and the Andreas History of Nebraska. This is not a complete list.  450 additional names added Jan 2000; 130 more added May 2000; 190 added May 2001; about 1500 added to Jul 2002.     Calculate a Soundex for your Surname 


Grand Army of the Republic in Nebraska, Posts (Officers, & Membership), Encampments (Reunions)

Biographical Sketches of some Civil War Veterans of Nebraska, submitted by their descendents 

1883 Census of Pensioners, provided by Alice Miller, all counties, with index.
       These were veterans of the War of 1812, and Union Vets from the Civil War. 

1891 Roster of Nebraska Veterans - NE page of USGenWeb Archives. Thanks to Alice Jean Miller.

1893 Census of Nebraska Vets on Lyn Waterman's page represents many hours of work.

1895 Roster of Nebraska Veterans - NE page of USGenWeb Archives. Thanks to Alice Jean Miller.

1900 Census of "Nebraska Soldiers and Sailors Home", near Grand Island, Hall County, NE by Kaylynn Loveland.

General Delevan Bates - 121st NY Volunteers, 6th Army Corps & Colonel of 30th Regiment, US Colored Troops. See his Letters Home (written during the war) and his "War Reminiscences" from The Otsego Republican. Gen. Bates held the Medal of Honor & was an early settler in Hamilton County, NE. Data files provided by John G. Saint, thank you!

Nebraska Reenactment Group - 1st NE Volunteer Infantry, Co. A

Women's Relief Corps and National Guard

Nebraska in the Civil War Educational Leaflet by NSHS

Newspapers for Civil War Veterans - List of holdings at NSHS Library, Lincoln.  To rent film or secure copies of original material see NSHS Reference by Mail page

"Nebraska ANCESTREE" Articles from assorted issues of the journals of NSGS related to the Civil War.

Rosters - 1891 Vet Census Extracts from NSGS publication series

Military Post Burials in Nebraska USGenWeb Archives, Special Collections

Veterans of Nebraska military units buried in Oklahoma This list compiled by Mahlon Erickson from obits & cemetery records, census and tax records. Thank you, Mr. Erickson!

Nebraska Regimental Histories from Frederick H. Dyer's "Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" as provided by Dr. Ken Jones, Librarian, Tarleton State University, TX

Civil War monument at the Courthouse in Aurora, NE (Hamilton County) Photo from NSHS "Collections" Vol. 18.

1895 Civil War Encampment & Dedication of Chickamauga Battlefield Park from the newspaper at Crete, Saline, Nebraska

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Data Base  list of Civil War Veterans buried in Nebraska, and many other states. The data base has about 406,000 names, including 19,400 names of veterans buried in Nebraska. This is a searchable data base by name, unit, county, cemetery state or any of the fields shown.

Department of Nebraska Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War   Research files
Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865, Nebraska Department
Daughters of Union Veterans from Nebraska 1941-1942 from NSGS Ancestree

MOLLUS website by Douglas Niermeyer - Nebraska Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
     List of original members, officers of organization

Rules and Regulations of the 1895 Soldiers & Sailors Home, Grand Island, Nebraska ***SITE CURRENTLY DOWN*** 

Nebraska Military Units as found in Andreas History of NE, 1882

Nebraska General History, "Military History" Chapter. INDEX of names for the Military Chapter. Thank you, Connie!  Nebraska General History, "Official Roster" Chapter. INDEX of names for the Roster Chapter. Thanks to Connie - a major job!!  Please note:  Comment appears stating that many men are shown as "deserted", when they did NOT! Records had not been well kept, and there was some effort following publication of this book to correct the records of those who left "when dismissed" but had never been formally mustered out.  
"Correspondence", by Lieut. E. S. Dudley regarding military records existing for Nebraska (from NSHS Transactions & Reports, Vol III 1892)
Nemaha Co (part 3 on the web) includes some information about the following:
     1st NE Vol. Infantry, Co C
     2nd NE Cavalry Regiment, Companies C, E & M


Information By County

Buffalo county - Lists of Veterans of the Civil War and the Spanish American War, from Buffalo Co website by Mona Houser

Cass County Military page:
Civil War Rosters -
              Companies were made up almost entirely of men from Cass County.
              Co. A, 1st NE, Veteran Volunteers
              Co. B, 2nd Brigade, 1st NE Mil.
              Co. H, 2nd NE Cavalry Volunteers

Cuming County Civil War Veterans

Frontier County Civil War Veterans

Dodge County Civil War page
1890 census, pension list, GAR scrapbook with individual & group photos!

Gage County Civil War Veterans Memorial  

Kearney County Veterans
Civil War, Spanish American War and World War

Kimball County Civil War Veterans

Knox County Civil War Veterans

Phelps & Harlan Counties Civil War Veterans

Platte County Civil War Veterans

Saunders County
Military page

Wayne County Civil War Vet burials


General Information

The Grand Army of the Republic and Kindred Societies

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War National Headquarters 

The Civil War Home Page

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors
data base by National Park Service

NARA Research in Military Records: Civil War

Civil War Unit Bibliographies

US Army Military History Institute
Source for photos of the Civil War Veterans

Civil War Chapters from Eclectic Primary History of the United States by Edward S. Ellis, A. M. Published by VanAntwerp, Bragg and Co. of Cincinnati and New York. Copyright 1884.

Chapters dealing with the American Civil War from Leading Facts of American History, by D.H. Montgomery. Published by The Athenaeum Press, Ginn and Company, Boston. Copyright 1920.

Biography of William D. Stites, present at Ford Theater the night Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth. Mr. Stites was later a resident of South Dakota.

Union and Confederate POWs of the Civil War.
Searchable databases of Confederate prisoners at Union prison camps and Union prisoners at Confederate prison camps. 

Special offer for those who learn their ancestor was at Andersonville

Buffalo Soldiers Black American soldiers, name generally applied to those that served in the west after the Civil War. Check for photo of 9th Cavalry in NE, 1889.

Confederate Pension Records Texas State Archives

Sons of Confederate Veterans

"The Grand Review" (23-24 May 1865 in Washington, D.C.) from Leading Facts of American History by D. H. Montgomery, 1920 pp 328-9.

1917 Battlefield Reunion: Vicksburg, Mississippi

Contact by mail: Grand Army of the Republic, Civil War Museum and Library, 4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19124 (215-289-6484) for information about the GAR.

Sioux City Cavalry Can you help?  Mr. Sullivan is gathering material for a memorial website about these troopers that served under General Alfred Sully at the Battle of White Stone Hills, Dakota Territory.

Civil War Timeline America at War


William Askey, Delevan Bates, Michael Bon Doll, Edward Day Cahoto, Thomas F. Cloninger, Michael Earnest Coleman, Michael Steven Collins, Abraham Deyo, Clark William Eaton, Samuel Cook Evans, Charles Behrends Foss, Ezra Fread, Nelson 'Newton' Glazier, Nelson Goslin, Francis Asbury Gue, Peter Layton Gue, James Richard Gugin, John Gugin, James Harman, John William Harper, John August Jostes, Samuel H. Kimble, William H. Kingdon, William (Wilhelm) Kuehnz, John Henry Lambert, William B. Lapham, Henry Lauer, Harrison Clifton Magoon,  James Madison Mannon, Thomas Ewing Margrave, Alber Miller, John Albert Miller, Jonathon Miller, Edward Newton, Lewis C. Olmstead, Sidney D. Pierce, Lewis 'Henry' Potts, Reuben Allen Reynolds, Francis E. Satterlee, Dietrich Schweitzer, William E. Shuster, Henry T. Spoerry, Thaddeus Harlin Stanton, Jacob John Tanner, John W. Taylor, Joseph M. Taylor, William E. Taylor, Isaiah VanTrump, Samuel E. Woods and Mason Alexander 'Alex' Young.  see Biographical Sketches  

119th Illinois Volunteer Infantry included in bio of Lewis Potts, prepared by Bob Derber 

Edward L. Wilson served during the Civil War, enlisted with Company K, 21st Illinois Infantry, and served for 4 and 1/2 years.


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