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=== Civil War (1861–1865) ===
During the See [[United States Massachusetts in the Civil War, 1861 to 1865|Massachusetts in the Civil War]] 146for information about Massachusetts Civil War records,000 men from web sites, etc. with links to articles about the Massachusetts served regiments involved in the Union ArmyCivil War. The Family History Library has many records for individual regimentsregimental pages often include lists of the companies with links to the counties where the companies started. Men in the companies often lived in the counties where the companies were raised. See Knowing a county can help when researching the Place Search families of the Family History Library Catalog for detailed listings under MASSACHUSETTS - MILITARY RECORDS - CIVIL WAR, 1861–1865soldiers. Some excellent volumes on Civil War soldiers are:
*Adjutant General of Massachusetts. ''Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the Civil War''. Nine Volumes. Norwood, MassachusettsThe [http: Norwood Press, 1931–1935//www. (Family History Library book {{FHL|974itd.4 M2ma|disp=974nps.4 M2ma}}; film {{FHL|126762|title-id|disp=238362-70<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1229629615660_990" gov/cwss/>}}.) Includes brief unit histories and unit rosters with each serviceman's name, rank, residence, age, occupation, enlistment date, and release date and place. *Higginson, Thomas W. ''Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the Civil War of 1861-1865''. Two Volumes. Boston, Massachusetts: Wright Soldiers and Potter, 1895-96. (Family History Library book {{FHL|246168|title-id|disp=974.4 M25ht}}; film {{FHL|246168|title-id|disp=238371-72}}; fiche {{FHL|246168|title-id|disp=6051395–96}}.) Includes unit histories; lists of men killed in action; officers; and rosters giving Sailors System] allows name, rank, unit, birthplace, and service dates. Indexes to service and pension records of Union Army volunteers are on microfilm at the Family History Librarysearching for soldiers. The service and pension records have not been filmed and are only at result set gives the National Archives. Many published histories of regiments and other units are also available. Most military records regiment for the War of 1812, soldiers. Then you can check the Civil War, Wiki regiment page to determine counties. Often knowing the Spanish-American War (1898), and more recent wars are at: War Records Office of the Adjutant General 50 Maple St Milford, MA 01757Telephone: (781) 944-0500  '''Civil War Regimental Lists.''' See counties that had men in a regiment will help you determine if a [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Massachusetts_in_the_Civil_War list of regiments ]and links to their histories.&nbsp;  soldier was your ancestor.<br>
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