A Select List of Civil War Research Sources

The bibliography is divided as follows:

Civil War Histories | Rosters and Lists of Civil War Veterans | Regimental Histories | Civil War Research | Official Records

Civil War Histories
Call No. Work
973.7 Histories of the Civil War and books pertaining to the presidential administration Abraham Lincoln are found under this number. Specific titles and authors are listed in the card catalog.
Rosters and Lists of Civil War Veterans
Call No. Work
973.7 New York State Adjutant General's Office. Annual Report of the Adjutant General. Register of New York Regiments in the War of the Rebellion (Albany: State Printers, 1894-1905). 43 volumes + two volume index.
Dilts. Bryan Lee. 1890 New York Census Index of Civil War Veterans and Their Widows (Salt Lake City: Index Publishing. 1984).This is an index to the names in 13 rolls of microfilm of the Special Schedules of the 11th census (1890) enumerating Union veterans and widows of Union veterans of the Civil War.
Phisterer, Frederick. New York in the War of the Rebellion. 1861 to 1865. (Albany: J.B. Lyon, 1912). 5 volumes and an index.Includes histories of New York regiments and rosters of officers.
New York State Adjutant General's Office. A Record of the Commissioned Officers and Privates of the Regiments Which Were Organized in the State of New York. (Albany: Comstock & Cassidy, 1864-1868). 8 volumes. Spine title: Muster Rolls. N.Y.S. Vols.
Regimental Histories
Call No. Work
973.7447 Histories of New York State regiments are found under this number arranged alphabetically by author's names. To find out if the library has a history of a particular numbered regiment, check the card catalog under the heading U.S. History-Civil War, 1861-1865—Regimental histories—N.Y. artillery (battery, cavalry, infantry, etc.)
Dyer. Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (New York: T. Yoseloff, 1959). 3 volumes.
016. 9737
Dornbusch, Charles E. Military Bibliography of the Civil War. (New York: New York Public Library, 1967). Volumes 1 in 7 parts. Volume 2 in 1 part.
Volume 1 is entitled A Bibliography of State Regimental Publications and Personal Narratives.
Civil War Research
Call No. Work
Groene, Bertram Hawthorne. Tracing Your Civil War Ancestor (Winston-Salem, N.C.: John F. Blair, 1973).
Neagles, James C. U.S. Military Records: A Guide to Federal and State Sources. Colonial America to the Present ( Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Incorporated, 1994).
Sch 97c
Schweitzer, George K. Civil War Genealogy (Knoxville. TN: the author, 1988).
Official Records
Call No. Work
U.S. War Department. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1880-1901. 128 volumes.
U.S. Naval War Records Office. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1894-1922. 30 volumes.
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