These Belcher Civil War Files have been researched by:
Greg Belcher, Gayl Wells,
and Ken Belcher.
Remarks of genealogy surety and some speculations have been added.
These webpages will be added to as research is done.
Send in anything ,to one of the email addresses below, on your Civil War Soldiers and we will be glad to add it.
There are errors, but corrections, disagreements and your input is encouraged. These are not intended to be the final words, rather a starting point to get them right.
Readers can certainly help us do this.
Feel free to send in anything that needs to be changed or added to.
There are some words that may need to be explained.
The first line(s) are taken from an Approach file that provides minimum data to track the soldiers .
sequence of entries: Name, state, number/type unit, company, U=Union, C= Confed. enlistment/discharge dates, ranks, casualty status, survived or transfer.
Notes: What we know of the genealogy of the soldier and speculations.
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sources of data:
Ancestry.com subscription Civil War Files
Genealogylibrary.com's listings of online books.
The Virginia Regimental Histories Series
Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865
Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-65
North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster
Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men (c)
Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com
Historical Data Systems Inc. P.O. Box 196 Kingston, MA 02364.
Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War
Massachusetts GAR: Journal of the Annual Encampment
Register of Rhode Island Volunteers 1861-1865
Report of the Adjutant General of different States of America
Connecticut: Record of Service of Men during War of Rebellion
Records of California Men in the War of the Rebellion 1861 to 1867 Sacramento:
J. D. Young, Supt. State Printing, 1890
Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands
History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5. 5 vols. Harrisburg: State Printer, 1870.
These Honored Dead: The Union Casualties at Gettysburg. Hightstown, NJ:
Longstreet House 1988.
Medal of Honor Recipients 1863-1994. 2 vols. New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1995.