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Ohio in the Civil War

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Union Records
==== Union Service Records ====
 
'''Compiled Service Records''' - The [http://go.footnote.com/civilwar_records Compiled Service Records] ($) (Footnote.com) for Union and Confederate soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Ohio are now available online. In the future, these records will be [http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2007/nr07-41.html made available at no charge] through the National Archives web site. The service records are also available at no charge at [http://www.archives.gov/locations/archival-research.html National Archives research rooms] and any library providing free access to Footnote.com..
 
The compiled service records consist of an envelope containing card abstracts taken from muster rolls, returns, pay vouchers, and other records. Service records may provide rank, unit, date of enlistment, length of service, age, place of birth, and date of death. For more information see [[Union Service and Pension Records]].
 
The index to the federal service records of Union volunteers from Ohio is:
==== Union Pension Records ====
 
'''Civil War Pension Index Cards''' - An {{RecordSearch|1471019|Index to Pension Applications}} of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on FamilySearch. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. The majority of the records are of Civil War veterans, but the collection also includes records for veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Indian Wars, and World War I. For more information see [[Union Service and Pension Records]].
 
The index to the Union pension records for all states is:
*''Pension Index File, Alphabetical'' <ref>United States. Veterans Administration. ''Pension Index File, Alphabetical''. Washington, D.C.: Veterans Administration, Publications Service, 1953. (On 544 Family History Library films beginning with 540757.) </ref>
 
The actual service and pension records are available only at the National Archives. To order a copy of the original records, use NATF Form 80, which is available from the National Archives, at the nearest federal office building or [http://aad.archives.gov/aad/ online]
*''Index to Ohio Pensioners of 1883.'' <ref>Phillips, W. Louis. ''Index to Ohio Pensioners of 1883.'' Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1987. (Family History Library book 977.1 M2ph; fiche 6087608.)</ref> This includes veterans of the Civil War and the War of 1812 or their widows.
 
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'''Civil War Pension Index Cards''' - An {{RecordSearch|1471019|Index to Pension Applications}} of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on FamilySearch. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. Other wars, of that time period, may be included.
=== State Records ===
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