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Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS)

This website makes freely available to the general public a searchable database of the individuals who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. The CWSS database currently contains over 6.3 million soldier records from 44 states and territories.

It also includes the histories of Union and Confederate regiments, links to descriptions of significant battles, and selected lists of prisoner-of-war records and cemetery records.

CWSS is a cooperative effort by the National Park Service (NPS) and several other public and private partners, to make information about the Civil War publicly available.