Alabama Civil War Soldiers Service Records

This CD contains service records of Alabama soldiers. It contains notes and reference material gathered from many sources plus the actual microfilm images of the service record cards for Alabama Union units from the National Archives.

The Alabama State Archives has developed an on-line database of service records with some information. This database contains 231,000 entries. This CD incorporates links to each soldier's record plus additional information we have accumulated from our research. The Alabama Civil War Soldiers Index containing 249,000 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 Kirkland, William W.- 1st Corporal May 2, 1862. Appointed 5th Sergeant December 31, 1862. Transferred to 2d Co. A, 60th Regiment Ga. Inf. March 1, 1863; to Co. K, 61st Regiment Ala. Inf. April 11, 1.864. Wounded in 1864. Captured at Petersburg, Va. April 2, 1865. Released at Point Lookout, Md. June 14, 1865.
Kirkland, William W.ALDAHAL 61st Infantry RegimentK
Kirkland, William W.ALDAHLouisiana RegimentA

Sources used / incorporated on this CD.

  • A Guide to Alabama Civil War Research
  • Wheeler, Joseph Confederate Military History - Alabama Volume Biographical
  • The Southern Historical Society Papers Vol. 15. This book is commonly referred to as The Appomattox Roster
  • Vicksburg Parole Records
  • History of Alabama and Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi
  • The South in the Building of a Nation

  • Compiled Service Records:
    1st Confederate Cavalry Regiment
    1st Confederate Infantry Regiment
    White's Battery

    Cemetery Records:

  • Confederate Graves in the City of Williamsburg, VA.
  • Confederate Dead of Canton, Mississippi
  • Register of the Confederate Dead in the Richmond, VA Hollywood Cemetery
  • Sons of Union Veterans Graves Registration Database
  • Find A Grave
  • Gettysburg Dead
  • Aiken County, SC Burials

  • Prisoner of War Records

    For Additional Research