Source Information

National Park Service. U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, online <>, acquired 2007.

About U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865

This database contains the names of approximately 6.3 million soldiers who served in the American Civil War. In addition to their names, information that may be listed for each soldier includes:

  • Side (Union or Confederate)

  • Regiment name

  • Company

  • Rank (in and out)

  • Alternate names

  • Film number (NARA microfilm series and roll number) where soldier’s information is found

  • If African American, whether included in the African American Civil War Memorial

  • If included in the African American Civil War Memorial, the name displayed there and the soldier’s plaque number