Alright. I have a distant cousin that may have fought in the American Civil War on the side of the Union (Minnesota Infantry).
I am not sure how to confirm or deny if these records are him.
- My William J. Denny was born in 1849 in Canada, making him 12 when the war started and roughly around 16 near the tail end.
- Is this too young for him to be the same William J. Denny noted in these records? (I can't view the original image, so I'm not sure if this may be there.)
- If it helps, his wife was Mary Rebecca (confirmed).
Here are the records in question:
• "United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865," database, FamilySearch (
: 4 December 2014), William J. Denny, Private, Company B, 11th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Union; citing NARA microfilm publication M546 (Washington
D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 3; FHL microfilm 821,932.
• "United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917", database, FamilySearch (
: 24 March 2016), William J. Denny, 1891.
I think I also saw records for a William I. Denny, but not sure if that may also be him or a different William Denny.