Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Florida Civil War Soldiers

Thanks to C. W. Barnum, Access Genealogy has placed online information on over 35,000 names of soldiers who registered to fight for either the Confederate or Union Armies. Some of these are duplicates, showing that the soldier fought for more then one company, or that the names were different in such a manner as to render an indefinite identity.

For instance, the following three records are likely the same person:

Adair, John C Private
3rd Regiment Florida Infantry
Confederate

Adair, John A. C
Sergeant
Private
3rd Regiment Florida Infantry
Confederate

Adaire, John C.
Sergeant
Private
3rd Regiment Florida Infantry
Confederate

Official records state that the actual number of soldiers is likely to be more like abt. 16,000 fighting for the Confederates while abt. 2,000 fought for the Union.

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