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Department of Defense - Civil War



Consult the National Archives page linked below for further information on researching federal military service and pension records.

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See also:
Department of the Treasury - Civil War Pay Records
County Military Records and Veterans' Grave Registrations
Civil War - Miscellaneous Records
Department of Institutions & Agencies (Human Services) - Medical and Veterans Hospitals

Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office
Miscellaneous Publications, 1863 & 1907
Control #:
SDEA0026
Format:
0.1 c.f. (2 reports)
Notes:
Includes 1863 list of commissioned officers, Civil War; 1907 sketch of Major Henry Washington Sawyer, 1st Regiment.

Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Pension Claim Files, 1880s-1920s
Control #:
SDEA4001
Format:
28 c.f. (56 boxes); 52 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by pensioner
Notes:
Include correspondence and supporting material relative to claims of New Jersey soldiers for federal pensions.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Memorials of Officers, no date
Control #:
SDEA4002
Format:
1.25 c.f. (3 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by officer
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Operations Reports and Battle Accounts, 1862-1894
Control #:
SDEA4003
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Muster Rolls by Congressional District, 1860-1865
Control #:
SDEA4004
Format:
12.75 c.f. (26 boxes)
Arrangement:
By district, then regiment or date
Notes:
Includes binders #616-#670.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Lists of Men Credited to New Jersey, 1863
Control #:
SDEA4005
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box)
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Enlistment Credit Records, 1862-1865
Control #:
SDEA4006
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Documents are numbered
Notes:
Consult the guide for a name index to the documents.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Records of Separation of Service, 1861-1866
Control #:
SDEA4007
Format:
0.3 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By document type, then date
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Service Correspondence relating to Non-New Jersey Soldiers and Non-New Jersey Residents, ca. 1861-ca. 1894
Control #:
SDEA4008
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By state, then by name
Notes:
Includes discharge verifications, etc., for both NJ soldiers living elsewhere and NJ residents who served from other states.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Burial and Death Lists, 1861-1879
Control #:
SDEA4009
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By state, then by city
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Photographs of Soldiers [Cartes de Visite], ca. 1861-1890s
Control #:
SDEA4010
Format:
1.25 c.f. (4 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by name
Restrictions:
Patrons must request photographs one at a time
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Unites States Navy - Service/Recruit Files, ca. 1861-ca. 1866
Control #:
SDEA4011
Format:
4.5 c.f. (9 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by name
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
United States Navy - Marine Enlistment Lists, 1864-1865
Control #:
SDEA4012
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
United States Navy - Marine Corps Service Records, ca. 1861-ca. 1865
Control #:
SDEA4013
Format:
1.5 c.f. (3 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by Marine's name
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
United States Navy - Volunteer/Enlistment Certificates, 1864-1865
Control #:
SDEA4014
Format:
0.75 c.f. (2 boxes); 4 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By county/municipality
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
United States Colored Troops - Service Files, ca. 1862-1870s
Control #:
SDEA4015
Format:
2.5 c.f. (5 boxes); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical
Notes:
Includes information on black and white soldiers credited to New Jersey; a few files relate to non-New Jersey soldiers.
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
United States Colored Troops - Volunteer Certificates, 1864
Control #:
SDEA4016
Format:
0.1 c.f. (55 items); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By number
Notes:
With a few exceptions, these soldiers were assigned to the 43rd and 45th Regiments.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Service Record Inquiries, ca. 1862-1898
Control #:
SDEA4017
Format:
6 c.f. (44 binders); 21 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Semi-alphabetical by name of soldier
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Assessors' Returns of Men Liable for Military Duty and Reserve Militia Enrollment Lists, 1860-1865
Control #:
SDEA4018
Format:
10 c.f. (54 binders); 26 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Roughly by county
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Regimental Records, 1861-ca. 1890
Control #:
SDEA4019
Format:
51 c.f. (269 binders)
Arrangement:
By regiment
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Copy Books [Muster and Bounty Rolls], 1861-1865
Control #:
SDEA4020
Format:
9 c.f. (18 boxes)
Arrangement:
By regiment and company
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Volunteer Re-Enlistment Muster Rolls, 1862-1865
Control #:
SDEA4021
Format:
1.5 c.f. (9 binders)
Arrangement:
Various
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Receipts for Additional Bounty Pay, 1866-1869
Control #:
SDEA4022
Format:
1 c.f. (8 binders); 4 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Semi-alphabetical by surname
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
United States Regular Army Records, 1861-1865
Control #:
SDEA4023
Format:
0.5 c.f. (2 binders)
Arrangement:
Various
Notes:
Records of New Jersey men who served in the United States Regular Army.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Veteran Reserve Corps Records, 1863-1865
Control #:
SDEA4024
Format:
1.75 c.f. (10 binders)
Arrangement:
Various
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Compiled Lists of Soldiers, 1861-1865
Control #:
SDEA4025
Format:
6 c.f. (23 binders); 7 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By type of service, then name
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Correspondence relating to Claims for State Pay, 1862-1875
Control #:
SDEA4026
Format:
3.5 c.f. (23 binders); 5 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By year within record type
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Hospital Rosters and Reports, ca. 1861-1872
Control #:
SDEA4027
Format:
0.6 c.f. (1 box, 1 folder); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Various
Notes:
Includes casualty reports; Civil War binder nos. 210 & 211.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Monthly and Tri-Monthly Reports of Volunteers Mustered into Service, 1864-1865
Control #:
SDEA4028
Format:
1 c.f. (6 binders)
Arrangement:
Various
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Enlistment Rosters, 1862-1864
Control #:
SDEA4029
Format:
1.25 c.f. (7 binders)
Arrangement:
By county and year, then by town
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Militia Records, 1860-1868
Control #:
SDEA4030
Format:
1.5 c.f. (9 binders)
Arrangement:
Various
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Detachment Books, 1863-1865
Control #:
SDEA4031
Format:
1.25 c.f. (3 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological by detachment date
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
United States Colored Troops - Muster Rolls, 1863-1865
Control #:
SDEA4032
Format:
8 c.f. (46 map folders)
Arrangement:
By regiment
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Lists of Detachments of Substitutes and Drafted Men, 1864-1865
Control #:
SDEA4033
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Various

Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Registers of Commissioned Officers, 1861-1866
Control #:
SDEA4034
Format:
0.5 c.f. (3 vols.)
Arrangement:
Various
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Miscellaneous Records, 1861-1882
Control #:
SDEA4035
Format:
5.5 c.f. (11 boxes)
Arrangement:
Various
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Alphabetical Roll of New Jersey Volunteers, 1861-1862
Control #:
SDEA4036
Format:
3.5 c.f. (7 vols.); 3 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by surname
Notes:
Includes the 1st-31st Regiments and Batteries A & B.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
United States Colored Troops - Rosters of Soldiers [Rough Drafts], ca. 1863-1870s
Control #:
SDEA4037
Format:
1 c.f. (2 boxes)
Arrangement:
By soldier's name or regiment
Notes:
Includes draft alphabetical and regimental lists, lists sent to Washington for verification, etc.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Register of Calls Made on the Federal Pension Office relative to Pension Claims of New Jersey Volunteers, 1880-1888
Control #:
SDEA4038
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 vol.); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By first letter of claimant's surname
Notes:
Claims were made under Joint Resolution No. 1 of the U.S. Congress, approved 10 March 1880.

Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Regimental and Company Books, 1861-1865
Control #:
SDEA4039
Format:
10.1 c.f. (57 vols.)
Arrangement:
By regiment/company
Notes:
Series includes regimental and company (captain's) book for scattered regiments/companies only.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Registers of Volunteers, 1861-1865
Control #:
SDEA4040
Format:
9.5 c.f. (19 vols.); 8 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By reg./co., then surname letter
Notes:
Registers contain partial enlistment information for non-commissioned soldiers.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Muster Rolls [Bound Originals], 1861-1866
Control #:
SDEA4041
Format:
13 c.f. (13 vols.)
Arrangement:
By regiment/company
Notes:
Includes an original muster-in and muster-out roll for each company [some regiments incomplete].
Restrictions:
Cannot be photocopied due to size and condition
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Registers of Company Rolls, 1861-1865
Control #:
SDEA4042
Format:
1 c.f. (2 vols.)
Arrangement:
By regiment/company, then surname
Notes:
Includes remarks dated as late as 1865.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War [Annotated Copy], 1861-1865
Control #:
SDEA4043
Format:
2 c.f. (6 vols.); 5 reels (4 35-mm & 1 16-mm)
Arrangement:
By regiment
Notes:
This copy of Gen. Stryker's published "Record..." is rebound with lined sheets and annotated, apparently for reprinting as 4-5 vols.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Copies of Muster Rolls for State Pay, 1861-1864
Control #:
SDEA4044
Format:
13 c.f. (13 boxes)
Arrangement:
By regiment/company, then surname
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Battle Maps, 1861-1865
Control #:
SDEA4045
Format:
4 c.f. (19 map folders)

Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Governors' Proclamations, 1861-1865
Control #:
SDEA4046
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 folder)
Arrangement:
By governor, then chronological
Notes:
Includes 3 proclamations of Gov. Charles S. Olden and 19 proclamations of Gov. Joel Parker.
Restrictions:
Special permission must be granted to use these records

Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
United States Navy - Rosters [Rough Drafts], ca. 1861-1868
Control #:
SDEA4047
Format:
0.75 c.f. (3 boxes)
Arrangement:
By page number
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
United States Navy - Enlistment Credit Records, 1861-1865
Control #:
SDEA4048
Format:
1.75 c.f. (4 boxes)
Arrangement:
Various
Notes:
Includes lists by congressional district, by county, and by surname letter.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
United States Navy - Monthly and Tri-Monthly Reports of Volunteers, 1864-1865
Control #:
SDEA4049
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By date within record type
Notes:
Includes reports on Marines.

Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Record Binders, ca. 1862-ca. 1866
Control #:
SDEA4050
Format:
8 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
These records have been processed into various series; film reflects prior arrangement.

Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Civil War)
Records relating to Civil War Veterans' Medals, 1907-1923
Control #:
SDEA4051
Format:
1 c.f. (1 vol. and 10 folders); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Various
Notes:
Includes ledger of applicants for the New Jersey Civil War Veteran Medal and the First Service Medal.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Defense
Adjutant General's Office (Spanish-American War)
Pension Claim Files, 1916-1930
Control #:
SDEA5010
Format:
1.25 c.f. (3 boxes); 5 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by soldier
Notes:
Relate to federal pension claims; also include Civil War and World War I veterans. Indexes under series Record Binders and Indexes.
Finding Aid:
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~ The collections listed on this page represent 228.9 c.f. of paper records and 154 reels of microfilm ~



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