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Online archives allow search of Civil War records

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Think you’ve got an Indiana ancestor who served in the Civil War?

A new database allows people to search records of individual soldiers who fought in the 1860s war. The Indiana Civil War Soldiers Database includes more than 200,000 records compiled by the Indiana State Archives and volunteers.

Records include basic information about a soldier’s age, military dates, location and other information. Some soldier records may also include notes about military ranks, desertion information or punishments.

State Archivist Jim Corridan says the database is a new resource that lets people instantly access records from their homes, saving time and money.




Posted 8/9/2010