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From: Nancy <>
Subject: New database at CW Soldier/Sailor System
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 21:59:17 -0500 (CDT)
Completion of a database at the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System site
was announced last week at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., by the
National Park Service.
More soldier names were added to the CWSS, as the final editing was completed
in Salt Lake City by the Genealogical Society of Utah and the Federation
of Genealogical Societies. NPS computer systems analyst, Wayne McLaughlin,
converted the edited data from GSU and FGS into an Oracle database for use on
the CWSS website.
"In May of 2000, a new version of the website was launched and we have been
adding soldier records ever since. The final one million names were added in
As of September, 2004, the CWSS database contains over 6 million soldier
names. These include records from all Union and Confederate states and
territories. Other information includes histories of regiments in both the
Union and Confederate Armies, links to descriptions of 384 significant battles
of the war, and other historical information. Additional information about
soldiers sailors, regiments and battles, as well as prisoner-of-war records and
cemetery records, will be added over time."
The new site also has special sections for Black soldiers and sailors in
the Civil War, as well as lengthy descriptions of the social, economic,
political, and military aspects of the war as it impacted all Americans.
An attempt to search for sailors will result in the appearance of a screen
that says, 'Future Sailors' Indices. "The NPS and its CWSS partners are
committed to eventually including the names of all Union and Confederate Naval
personnel. Since the records sources for the Navy are not as well organized
as the Army records, nor are they micro-filmed, the target date for this is
still to be determined. Graduate students at Howard University in the
nation's capital are pulling this information together now."
Thanks to Sally on the GENEALOGY BITS AND PIECES Mailing List.
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