World Archives Project: U.S., Civil War Roll of Honor, 1861-1865

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This collection contains registers of US military burials from the Civil War, 1861-1865.

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Project Instructions The purpose of this project is to capture the names of the U.S. soldiers that died during the Civil War and their burial information.

What Names Should I Key? All of the names of that appear in the "Name" column on the image should be keyed. When "Unknown" appears in the "Name" column, it should be keyed into the Given name field ONLY if there is at least one other keyable field found within the record. If there are no other fields available to key within the record, the "Unknown" record should be ignored.

Project Form Types and Field Helps
Burial
Cover page, Section header, etc.
Image with no data


Burial

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Mark an image as a 'Burial' if the image has a list of names and burial information to be keyed.

Burial Keying Instructions

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Initials may be separated with periods, if periods are found on the image, but initials should otherwise be separated with a space. The primary name may be found in the column labeled "Name" near the left side of the image and is typically written in surname, given format.

Note - when "Unknown" appears in the "Name" column, it should be keyed into the Given field ONLY if there is at least one other keyable field found within that record. If there is no other field available to key, the "Unknown" record should be ignored.

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. The primary name may be found in the column labeled "Name" near the left side of the image and is typically written in surname, given format.

Regiment Organization or State

Key the regiment organization or state as seen on the record. When present, the regiment organization or state may be found as a header within the "Name" column and should be copied down to each record on that image until a new value appears.

Rank

Key the rank as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. The rank may be found in the column labeled "Rank".

Company

Key the company as seen on the record. The company may be found in the column labeled "Co".

Regiment

Key the regiment as seen on the record. The regiment may be found in the column labeled "Regiment".

Death Day

Key the day in its numerical form from the death date. The death date may be found in the column labeled "Date of Death" or "Died When".

Death Month

Key the month as an abbreviation from the death date using the dictionary provided for assistance. The death date may be found in the column labeled "Date of Death" or "Died When".

Death Year

Key the year in its numerical form from the death date. The death date may be found in the column labeled "Date of Death" or "Died When".

Age at Death

Key the age at the time the record was recorded. If present, age may be found next to the word "Age" or "Aged."

Valid ages include numeric digits between "0" and "120" or certain acceptable fractions for ages displayed in months only. If an age includes years, months, and/or days key only the years. For example, “10 years, 7 months” would be keyed as “10". If an age includes both a year and a fraction, key only the year. For example, “3 3/12” would be keyed as "3". If an age appears only in months, key age as a fraction. For example, “7 Months” would be keyed as “7/12” and “18 Months” would be keyed as "18/12". If an age is expressed in weeks, days, or hours, “0” (zero) should be keyed as the age. For example, “3 weeks” would be keyed as “0” and “8 weeks” would be keyed as “0”.

Cemetery

Key the cemetery as seen on the record. The cemetery may be found in the header or along the side of the image near the keyword "Cemetery".

Burial City

Key the burial city as seen on the record. The burial city may be found in the header or along the side of the image.

Burial State

Key the burial state as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. The burial state may be found in the header or along the side of the image.

Burial Image Samples



Cover page, Section header, etc.

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Use the “Cover page, Section header, etc” type for images that don’t contain any data, but might be interesting to look at because they provide some type of context for the image set. For instance, historical notes, affidavits, and so forth.

Image Samples



Image with no data

Use the “Image with no data” type for images that don’t contain any data or any useful context that might be interesting for someone to look at. For instance, an image containing only the blank background or an image with a microfilm target on it.