Massachusetts Civil War Soldiers and Sailors, 1861-1865 Military Records

The materials date from 1861 to 1865 and follow the military careers of Massachusetts servicemen and their commanding officers. Together, the military records in these volumes reference approximately 140,000 individuals… names of nearly all men who served in Massachusetts units during the Civil War appear… generally, the records include each individual’s name, military rank, regiment, discharge status, date of death (if it occurred during enlistment), and the names of commanding officers… also, a brief history of each individual’s military career.