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For everyone who loves the Civil War or has CSA ancestors. Lets help each other with research.
For Texas Researchers:
Texas Adjutant General's Department:
An Introduction to Military Rolls at the Texas State Archives, 1835-1915, 1917, 1935, undated

Civil War military rolls, 1860-1865, 54.06 cubic ft. (two series)
"Confederate" military rolls, 1861-1865, 52.76 cubic ft.

Looking for CSA Records but can't find them yourself? I used The Confederate War Department and while it isn't a free service, they found what I could not.

Discussion Forum

Do you have a letter from your CSA ancestor?

Started by Sherry Hightower Nov 6, 2011. 0 Replies

ARNEY's who fought during the American Civil War for Tennessee

Started by Stan Arney. Last reply by Darron Williams Mar 10, 2011. 1 Reply

Georgia-Confederate Ancestors

Started by Ms. Gerry Hill. Last reply by Emory David Flanders Jan 25, 2011. 1 Reply

Maj. Henry van Buren's, Rio Grande Volunteer Light Artillery, "The Galveston Battery"

Started by James Alfred Locke Miller Jr.. Last reply by Anne Russell Oct 19, 2010. 1 Reply


Started by James M. Gray. Last reply by Jayne McCormick Oct 2, 2010. 1 Reply

T. W. Redman,

Started by Sherry Hightower Aug 15, 2010. 0 Replies

Phillip B Fowler, Feb 1846, Eureka, MS to Feb 1914, Beaumont, TX

Started by Sherry Hightower. Last reply by Sherry Hightower Aug 15, 2010. 4 Replies

CSA Veterans in the Selman Family Cemetery, Cherokee Co TX

Started by Sherry Hightower. Last reply by James Alfred Locke Miller Jr. Dec 27, 2009. 3 Replies

Company B, 3rd Texas Calvary Reg't (part 1; A- Dreype)

Started by Sherry Hightower. Last reply by Sherry Hightower Dec 11, 2009. 4 Replies

The 1870 Census Mystery

Started by Jeanie DiLeonardo. Last reply by Russell Jordan Dec 9, 2009. 9 Replies

My Georgia Confederates

Started by Lisa Katherine Sears Kennedy Aug 18, 2009. 0 Replies

Looking for more info...

Started by Rachel Monroe Jul 28, 2009. 0 Replies

Captains Palmer and Harrington's Companies

Started by Vicki Murphy Jul 14, 2009. 0 Replies

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Comment by Sherry Hightower on September 1, 2011 at 6:08pm
Just wanted to give y'all a heads-up... You don't have to buy a membership and you can search the records.
Comment by Sherry Hightower on September 1, 2011 at 6:05pm
Free Civil War on
Comment by Russell Jordan on July 1, 2011 at 8:44am
Peter,I checked as much as I could but never found any mention of either. But that would not be unusual because after the death of Terry(Dec.08,1861 in Ky.) parts of the 8th were under the command of 2-3 different brigades for the rest of the war. So actually trying to locate is very hard. Sorry I couldn't help more !
Comment by Peter Stines on June 30, 2011 at 11:40am
I'm doing research on the Fiesels who were in the 8th Tx Cavalry (Terry's Tx Rangers) There were two who were buglers. Any info would be appreciated
Comment by Beverly Simpson on June 29, 2011 at 11:43am

Looking for any information on Henry J. Gaylor/Gayler who was a PVT in Co E

30th AL inf.

Comment by Peter Stines on June 29, 2011 at 10:05am
I'm looking for information on the 1st Tenn. Light Artillery (Scott's) There was an articifer named A.G. Comstock in this unit. This might be an ancestor but there are only 2 cards in his service record. If this man was born in Massachusetts in 1837 then I have a match!
Comment by Peter Stines on June 29, 2011 at 10:03am

My great great grandfather, William Staines (Often spelled "Stines" "Steines" etc) was a private in Company C of the 26th Texas Cavalry. He was killed by accident on July 22, 1864 in Louisiana. His service record doesn't reveal where or how he died. I'd like to find this and hopefully find some letters where he might be mentioned. His widow, Anna Maria Smith re-married in 1870 to Frederick Alexander Wolfean, a veteran of the 1st Texas Heavy Artillery Co, B and later transferred to the Texas Marine Dept. where he was a blockade runner. They divorced in 1890 and Anna never applied for a pension or benefits. Wolfean died in 1905 in Galveston. Anna died in 1901.

Comment by Beverly Simpson on October 25, 2010 at 6:13pm
I am looking for any information on the following four brothers who fought with Co I 16th Texas Inf...William Ray, Jabez Ray, Bennett Ray, and Charlse Ray...they were from Fayette Co, TX...thanks!
Comment by Ms ROBIN COFFMAN on October 4, 2010 at 1:24pm
Sorry, the marriage date should be 25 Dec 1852, Gilies Co, Tn. He did seem to travel between Tn and AL a LOT
Comment by Ms ROBIN COFFMAN on October 3, 2010 at 10:06am
I am looking for any information on Henry M C Abernathy and when or if he was in the Civil WAR. Henry M C Abernathy was born 1832 in Giles Co, Tn. He married Alicy Caroline Graves 24 Dec 1852 Giles Co, Al. Among thier childern was Robert C Abernathy born Aug 1854 Colbert Co, Al. Henry at some point was a ministher of the Gospel, Church of Christ. Places I know he has lived Giles Co., Tn, Limestone Co, Al, Colbert Co, Al , POSSABLY Greene Co, AL but not proven. I have yet to find him in the 1860 cenus. He most likey died between 1880 after the cenus and before 1900 cenus I need help thank you

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