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Nevada Civil War Soldiers Service Records

This CD contains service records of Nevada soldiers. The information is gathered from various sources and includes information from the microfilm rolls as well as a number of published sources.

On this CD you will find information on approximately 1900 men who served in the war from Nevada. The Nevada Civil War Soldiers Index containing 1900 names is included showing the units of service for each man and a bibliography of available books to aid in your research.

Many of the men included on this CD have biographical sketches, burial records, and genealogical information not found in the microfilmed service records.

Sample Entry

Abell, James M. (private) age 19 in 1860; enlisted in what became 1st Company G, afterwards 2nd Company C, 13th Texas Infantry, on October 24, 1861 at Columbus; transferred to Company D, 35th Texas Cavalry, April 12, 1862; left with illness, December 1, 1862; returned to company; detailed to get a horse, September 17, 1864; hospitalized in Columbus, October 1, 1864; died of disease, November 5, 1864.

Sources used / incorporated on this CD.


Official report of the debates and proceedings in the Constitutional Convention for the State of Nevada
Reminiscences of California and the Civil War
Recollections of the civil war: with the leaders at Washington and in the Field in the Sixties

Cemetery Records:

  • Sons of Union Veterans Graves Registration Database
  • Find A Grave
  • Compiled Service Records

    Compiled records showing service of military units in volunteer Union organizations [microform] (Volume Reel 0101 - Compiled records showing service of military units in volunteer Union organizations, NEVADA First Battalion, Cavalry First Battalion, Infantry.