- There's the service record which consists of their service record from enrollment through discharge, including any re-ups or service for another.
- And, there is a pension record which consists of application for pension through a variety of documentation approving or denying pension, statements by family and other witnesses supporting the decision.
Military Service Records: Paper copies of Civil War military service records can be requested by mail using an NATF Form 86 for each soldier (Volunteer Army or Regular Army). You can obtain the NATF Form 86 by providing your name and mailing address to www.archives.gov/contact/inquire-form.html. Be sure to specify the correct form number and the number of forms you need.
National Archives and Records Administration,
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20408-0001.