Civil War Sailors Records, 1862 - 1865

Many men fought in the Civil War in a variety of capacities. The Civil War Sailors Records holds 3,020 records in its collection that provide information on those who served in the state of Maine, either as enlisted servicemen or substitutes for the Navy during the Civil War. The records in this collection are dated between 1862 and 1865 and were retrieved from the Maine State Archives. Individuals can learn more information about the Civil War Sailors Records by visiting the Maine State Archives website.

Information Available In This Collection

The Civil War Sailors Records index includes a wide range of information on individuals who served in the Navy in Maine during the Civil War. Some of the vital statistics include the full name of the individual, as well as his date and location of birth. His age at the time of his military service is also offered when available.

Military information in this archive include the person's date and place of enlistment, rank and term of service. The records also list the individual's occupation in the Navy, the date when he left service, and his reason for leaving service. The years served is also provided, since it may be different than the term the person actually signed up for. A record number for the file makes it easier to locate a specific file on an individual efficiently and accurately.

About the Maine State Archives

The records of the Civil War Sailors Records are held by the Maine State Archives. To obtain original copies of the records of this collection, contact the Maine State Archives at:

Maine State Archives
84 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
207-287-5790

The Maine State Archives offer a wide range of information and vital records for individuals interested in finding a person or learning more about the history of the United States as it pertains to the state of Maine. In addition to military records for the Civil War, the agency also offers records that date all the way back to Revolutionary War times. The records are available through the archive office in Maine, but many are also available online. Copies can be ordered from the Maine State Archives for an additional fee.

The Civil War Sailors Records in the Maine State Archives are recorded alphabetically by last name and then first name. The date of enlistment, date of birth or residence can also be used to help you in your search, when that information is available.

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