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CIVIL WAR RECORDS
I've got so much stuff going thru my mind until I need help. My grgrgrandfather was born about 1828.He had siblings that were born at a time where they could have been in A WAR. I'm not up on dates of wars and at this point I am looking to order any FREE records from any place. I have gone thru military microfilm and found names that could have been part of my ancestors family, but there or a lot of Daniel Adams, and Adams surnames that enlisted in so many different states. Now by process of elimination I tried to figure out who could be my family and --I got a headache. Had to put that down for a long while. Now I need to know - where do I send for civil war records? What wars should I be looking at for someone born 1828, 1859 and later? Are there different forms for different war era's. And please, please tell me something is FREE. I have ordered copies for family known to have been in WWI. but because there is very little information I know other than name, age and last known place of birth plus the "BIG FIRE' at the record center, very little info has been returned.