Can anyone check for an enlistment or death date in the Civil War Index Files?

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I can find information through the online Civil War Index files, but I cannot access the referenced film or anything else. 


  • Side: Confederacy
  • 52nd NC Infantry
  • Company: F
  • Rank Out: Private
  • Rank Out: Private


I am just curious if there is an enlistment or death date listed.



WikiTree profile: Martin Faw
in Genealogy Help by Stormy Faw G2G4 (5.0k points)
retagged by Stormy Faw
I was able to access his military record in Fold 3 and confirms his enlistment date as 17 Oct 1863 in NC Regiment 52 Company F. Disharge date given as 14 Oct 1864.

Further, I have checked the "Register of the Confederate Dead" of those interred in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia and Martin Faw is not listed.

I will continue to research this further.

2 Answers

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Best answer
Name: Martin Faw
Residence: Wake County, North CarolinaNorth Carolina
Occupation: Farmer
Age at Enlistment: 38
Enlistment Date: 1 Oct 1863
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Wake County, North Carolina
State Served: North Carolina
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company F, North Carolina 52nd Infantry Regiment on 17 Oct 1863.Mustered out on 14 Oct 1864.
Birth Date: abt 1825
Sources: North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster


by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
selected by Stormy Faw
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I did a search and the only Martin Faw that I could find in census records appears to be THIS one.

Married to Matilda (possible first or second marriage?).  Age is correct, but living in Wilkes County in 1860.  I uploaded the images to his profile.


National Parks service has this information listed (only Martin Faw listed)

Faw , Martin

Soldier's Rank In:
Soldier's Rank Out:
Alternate name:
Film Number:
M230 ROLL 13
Plaque Number:


by Nae X G2G6 Mach 5 (54.5k points)

His wife's name is Nancy Matilda Kilby Faw. The only issue that bothers me is that he is in Wilkes in 1860 or listed to be anyway. There are probate records in the sources section that show he died at some point in 1864 or just before.


How ow long did it take to travel from Wilkes to Wake county in the 1860s? And why would he do that instead of enlisting in Wilkes?
I caught that about Matilda.  Also looked over the probate records, and it did mention several different counties and substantial acreage, so perhaps he was a substantial property owner in the state which would explain his huge household in 1860 perhaps.


The probate is definitely the same Martin, the age in the census record matches up with the age that Billy found too, so odds are, this is the right Martin.  I will check fold3 when I get a chance and see what I can find, as there seems to be a substantial amount of documents on Martin.  Also, sometimes the muster out date is a date of death or severe injury which would explain the possible DOD of 1864.  At that time in the war, most men would not be released from service unless they were injured.  :)
PS:  it's only 160 miles between Wilkes and Wake.  Also note that when large amount of land was owned by an individual, it was not unusual to have multiple residences, and perhaps the 1860 just happened (in the summer heat of July) to find the family in the "Upper Division" of Wilkes???   Should probably check tax records for him to clear up that part of the mystery.

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