Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, compiled 1861–1865. NAID: 656639. Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's–1917. Record Group 94. The National Archives in Washington, D.C.
About U.S., Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, 1861-1865
This database contains registers listing volunteer Union soldiers who died during the Civil War. (Volunteers were typically recruited for a specific conflict, while “Regulars” were professional soldiers who served in the standing army.) Registers were compiled by the Adjutant General’s Office and list soldiers from the following states:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
There are also separate registers of colored troops. Records are grouped by state of enlistment and then alphabetically by first letter of the surname; names within each letter group are listed chronologically. The registers list
- date of death
- place of death
- cause of death
- remarks (these often name the attending surgeon)
These records include soldiers killed in the Sultana disaster.