Source Information

Alabama Department of Archives and History
Ancestry.com. Alabama, Civil War Soldiers, 1860-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data: Civil War Soldiers. Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama.

About Alabama, Civil War Soldiers, 1860-1865

This collection contains extensive information on Civil War soldiers from the state of Alabama. The Alabama Department of Archives and History describes this collection as follows:

This database was created from an 8 x 5 card file maintained by the Alabama Department of Archives and History from the early 1900s until 1982. As staff came across information related to Alabama individuals during the American Civil War, a card was created. Information on individuals exempted from military service, or who served in the militia or home guard, is included. Soldiers from other states that have some connection to Alabama are also included. Sources include muster rolls, governors' correspondence, veterans' censuses, manuscript collections, newspapers, and pension records. Names, places and events are often inconsistently spelled. This card file is in no way inclusive. Not every individual who served from Alabama is present in the card file. Every card contains empty fields. Because much of the documentation relating to the Army of Tennessee was lost, soldiers that served in that army tend to be poorly documented.

You might find birth, death, and military information (which sometimes includes portions of letters written during or after the war, information on which battles the soldier was engaged in, wounds, imprisonment, and other items). There are some women (laundresses and other occupations) in this database as well.

This is an electronic index only; there are no images associated with this database.