Gerald E. Sherard
Edited for Internet by John Chandler Clement
Suggested search procedure:
1. Search for a surname in the data files, considering that there may be variations.
2. When the name is found, make note of the Post number, if any.
3. Go to the GAR Post index to determine city and county location.
by Gerald E. Sherard
edited for Internet by John Chandler Clement
These files are made up from two sources:
Source I : An extract of Civil War veterans for south central and southeastern Nebraska counties without GAR Post numbers which was taken from the 1890 U.S. Census for Nebraska of Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Those veterans listed with GAR Post numbers were extracted from the first 6,200 entries on the Grand Army of the Republic, Series Ten Rosters of Soldiers, Rosters by States, Dept. of Nebraska, (1911), Nebraska State Historical Society microfilm.
Information provided includes the veteran's name, unit served, and GAR post number.
Source II : An extract of Civil War veterans which was taken from Grand Army of the Republic, Series Ten Rosters of Soldiers, Rosters by States, Vol. 1 through 4, Dept. of Nebraska, (1911), Nebraska State Historical Society Microfilm Roll No.'s 14374 and 14395. Information provided includes the veteran's name, unit served, and GAR post number.
The information provided in the data files is only a partial extract. More complete information for the veteran may be found by reviewing the name in the Index to Civil War Veterans from Nebraska which is a microfilm alphabetical index of approximately 45,000 Nebraska Civil War veterans at the Nebraska State Historical Society Library, 1500 "R" Street, P.O. Box 82554, Lincoln, NE 68501-2554, Phone 1-800-833-6747 or 402-471-3270.
Copies of the soldier's military and pension records may be obtained by writing the Reference Services Branch (NNRG-P), National Archives and Records Administration, 7th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20408.
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