The Georgia Archives provides the family historian with access to area Civil War information. The Georgia State Archives is located at 5800 Jonesboro Rd, Morrow, GA 30260. The building is open for research on Friday – Saturday from 8:30a.m - 5:00p.m. For more information call 678.364.3710 or read the website.
The online Classic Virtual Vault includes digital images of Georgia history including deeds, wills, maps, tax digests, marriage, and death records. All images may be downloaded for personal or educational use. Always provide a complete citation.
- Confederate Enlistment Oaths and Discharges, 1861-1864 offer age, physical description, and addresses.These records are for troops recruited for service by the State of Georgia.
- Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960 these records are of indigent or maimed Confederate veterans or widows.
- Confederate Pension Application Supplements, 1879-1960
A book catalog (GIL) search for “Civil War” offers 1163 titles available in the reference room.
A finding aid search for “Civil War” offers 32 matches for groups of original records and manuscripts not available online. These text records offer great rewards for the family historian willing to put in time looking from page to page.
The Georgia State Archives provides the family historian with online digital images. A research trip to the archives provides books, microfilm, and text records.
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