How do I find out if I have Confederate ancestors?

How do I find out if I have Confederate ancestors?

The best place to research Confederate soldiers is at the various state archives and historical societies. These organizations keep state volunteer militia, regiments and Confederate pension records. Be sure to also visit local war museums and Confederate cemeteries.

How do I find out if my ancestor was in the Civil War?

To find an ancestor’s card, open Fold3 to the Civil War Service Records > Confederate Records page, select the ancestors state, and then select his military unit within that state. You can then find the alphabetical list of soldiers’ service record cards, and view individual cards.

What did Confederate soldiers think about during the Civil War?

Common sentiments for supporting the Confederate cause during the Civil War were slavery and states’ rights. These motivations played a part in the lives of Confederate soldiers and the South’s decision to withdraw from the Union.

Who fought against the Confederates?

Fact #1: The Civil War was fought between the Northern and the Southern states from 1861-1865. The American Civil War was fought between the United States of America and the Confederate States of America, a collection of eleven southern states that left the Union in 1860 and 1861.

Did Ohio fight for the Confederacy?

Some Ohioans also served on the Confederate side, including Generals Bushrod Johnson, Robert H. Hatton and Charles Clark. While no major battles were fought in Ohio, the state did see some action. In September 1862, Brigadier General Henry Heth led Confederate forces through northern Kentucky and threatened Cincinnati.

Who was the last living Civil War veteran?

Albert Henry Woolson
Albert Henry Woolson (February 11, 1850 – August 2, 1956) was the last known surviving member of the Union Army who served in the American Civil War; he was also the last surviving Civil War veteran on either side whose status is undisputed.

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