Thursday, October 11, 2007

SUV CW Grave Registration Web Site

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War have a grave registration database at You can input a surname and given name into a search box (there are more boxes for birth date, death date, unit, cemetery, city, county, state, etc.) and determine if a soldier is in their database.

Since I am collecting "all" Seaver surname records, I input only "Seaver" in the surname box and got 43 hits. The results box shows only the soldier's name, the state they served, the branch of the service, and the cemetery location. When you click on the soldier's name, then a separate window opens and there may be information for:

* Soldier's name
* Birth date
* Death date
* Union or Confederate soldier
* Unit, state, branch, company or ship, and rank
* Enlisted and discharged
* Miscellaneous information
* Cemetery name and street location
* Cemetery lot, section, and grave number
* Cemetery city, county, state
* GAR post and department
* Grave marker indicators

Many of the entries in this database have only a few of these items included. There is an opportunity on the web site to register and add information if you know it.

This is an excellent resource for Civil War soldiers. If you are searching for the burial location of a Civil War soldier, this is a good place to start.

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