Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS) from the National Park Service offers an extensive collection of free records and histories about those who served in the Confederate and Union armies during the Civil War.

What This Free Genealogy Site Includes:

  • service records of soldiers
  • African American sailor records
  • unit histories of regiments
  • cemetery information for Civil War soldiers
  • prisoners of war (POWs)
  • history of battles, medals rewarded and monuments

Research Locations:

  • United States

Visit the Soldiers and Sailors Database

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