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Civil War pension packets often contain extensive details about family, especially if multiple members of the same family fought in the same unit.
he was in the civil war would they have records?
@annawagenhoffer, you are going to have to give more information to have any hope that someone can help you. At least post the PID.
Maybe a trip to your local Family History Center would be a good start for you? Find one from the Link below:
minard e babcock 1814-1884 lived in west milford area of new jersey son anthony and robert both in the civil war with their dad at the same time anthony and minard actually fought side by side . robert lived slightly different area but the three fought at the same time 1861-1865 minard married agnes marrion died in 1850 after child birth he later married lydia van orden buried in the old new foundland cemetary off rt 23 in nj
how do i access his civil war records
@annawagenhoffer Here are a few suggestions to help with researching your Civil War soldier from New Jersey.
The FamilySearch Research wiki will help you learn about what kind of records are available and how to access them. You can access the wiki by clicking Search and choosing Research Wiki from the dropdown menu. Check out this article called "New Jersey in the Civil War."
The federal archives is responsible for the military records of the North from the Civil War. Their "Soldiers and Sailors Database" is a good place to start searching the names of your ancestors. Click "Soldiers" and type in your ancestor's name.
Many public libraries and also Family History Centers can provide free access to a subscription site called, Fold3.com. Many of the records held by the National Archives are indexed and images available on this site.
Civil War pension packets are also often to be found on Fold3. As Karen mentioned, you can access Fold3 at many libraries or Family History Centers. The cost of an annual subscription to Fold3 is less than you will pay to order the same civil war pension packet from the National Archives.