Do you have an interest in the United States Civil War? [closed]

+37 votes

The US Civil War: War Between the States project is dedicated to those individuals who participated in this conflict in whatever capacity, whether a soldier, spy, or even those who supplied either side during the conflict. It is not necessary that you have an ancestor who fits this description. If you have an interest in this part of American history, you are more than welcome to participate. 

Just post an ANSWER (not comment) below and I will gladly add you to the project (as well as the overall Military and War Project). Go to the project page to see what you can do to contribute our project! 

Please request to be added to the Google Group as well as the Google Group for Military and War since this is a sub of that project. 

WikiTree profile: Pip Sheppard
closed with the note: Merged to:
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
closed by SJ Baty
My husband’s family was deeply affected by the Civil War. All 4 sons and all 4 daughters were in the war or married someone in the war. 2 sons died.
I have family that fought in the civil war on both sides. My family has found in every war. I am interested in the civil war. I would like to be added to the civil war project
Hi , I really enjoy history especially US and American history.

Thank you

I would like to join the project,  I have been interested in the civil war ever since my mom took me to Shiloh TN as a preschooler.  I have had some experience searching WWII records to see what happened to my uncle. (things don't add up)

I did not have a genealogical interest in it, but if I continue developing the family line on which I am currently working, I may end up with a greater interest than previously, as I just discovered the brother of my one veteran was also a veteran (both died at Vicksburg).

(I already have the M&W badge, so am not seeking addition to this Project, just indicating possible interest and a maybe plea for help at some future time. cheeky)

For folks  interested in history of  the  CW in  Virginia, Robert J  Driver  wrote  a  series  of  books  about  the  Calvary units
I would very much like to be a part of this project. I have many Confederate ancestors. Some survived the war and others did not.
I thought I had this badge since I applied several months ago but I see I do not. I have been adding the sticker to profiles for some time now. Is there something I should be doing other that what I have done to get this badge and work in the group?

Thank you for your help.


Hi, I am interested in joining the U.S. Civil War project.


Nancy, I see your badge in our list of members of the Civil War Project.

John, I've added your badge. Here are the goals of the US Civil War Project:

  • Identify profiles of individuals who participated in this conflict.
  • Add the project sticker to their profile along with any other appropriate sticker such as POW, KIA, etc.
  • State Resource Pages. Compile resources for individual states and counties to assist others in researching ancestors/events in those locations. View the lists on the resource page at State Template Page to see individual states.
  • Categorize profiles appropriately in regards to military unit, locations, battles, etc.
  • PPP (Project Protected Profiles): Request that your participant be PPP'd via a project leader or any WikiTree Leader. Please do a search of all profiles with the correct last name at birth to identify the lowest numbered (original profile) profile to be protected. NOTE: There may be other profiles of the same person but with different spellings of the last name. For further explanation, please see: Process for Merges G2G.
Glad to have you aboard.
Thank you for adding me to the Civil War Project.  William Armstrong Coulter, my 2nd great grandfather served in the 1st Iowa Regiment - Calvary Unit.

103 Answers

+11 votes
I'm interested in joining this project! I thought I had joined previously, but maybe that was only in my mind..........
by Susan Hughes G2G6 Mach 3 (37.0k points)
Welcome aboard, Susan. I've added your badge. We look forward to your participation in the Project.
+10 votes
I would like to join this project. I am interested in learning more about my ancestor's and their relatives roles on both sides. One of my objectives this year is to concentrate on this time frame and identify those in mine and my husband's family that served.
by Emily Holmberg G2G6 Pilot (113k points)
Thank you, Emily, for your interest in the Project. I've awarded you your US Civil War Project badge.
+16 votes
I am interested in joining this project. I am a member of the United Daughter's of the Confederacy and also live just outside Richmond, VA. As a UDC member I get FREE access to their library in downtown Richmond and all of their amazing records. Glad to look up records when I have time (which is not often I must sadly say). But, since I live close I can compile a bunch of requests and go to the library one day from time-to-time to look up records for folks that are not near.
by Amy Barlow G2G6 (6.6k points)
Than you, Amy for your offer of assistance! I've awarded you your Project badge. Welcome!
I am interested in joining the Civil WAr project , but so far have not figured out how to make that happen.  Thanks.
Mike, have you been added to this project yet? If not, you might try respond by answering this post rather than commenting. Go back to the original post and click on the "answer" button.
+11 votes
I am very interested. I am digging into more profiles and putting background pictures on GGF and GU. So far have about 20.

I have also added Civil War info to other profiles.
by S Mercer G2G6 Mach 1 (15.5k points)
Hello S! Thanks for your interest in the Project. I've awarded your badge.
+11 votes
I'd love to join. I'm a member of Descendants of Confederate Veterans of Texas, a non-political non-profit organization with history buffs. I have ancestors on both sides of this conflict including a great grandfather and other members of the family. Also, combatants from both sides of the War of Independence and other conflicts. These relationships sparked an interest in the various conflicts in general including the War Between the States. - Thanks
by James Callahan G2G Crew (530 points)

Hi there, Jim! I've added you to the Project and awarded you your badge. Here is the main page for the Project:

Welcome aboard!

+11 votes
Please add me to Civil War Project.  I am already a member of Military and War Project.
by Ron Rowland G2G6 Mach 1 (14.4k points)
You're in, Ron. Welcome!
+10 votes
I want to join. Sound's very interesting.
by Teresa Davis G2G6 Mach 4 (40.5k points)
Gotcha, Teresa. Welcome to the project.
My interest is Warren, Halifax , and Granville Counties North Carolina. Lunenburg County, Virginia and Watauga County,North Carolina.
With all your North Carolina connections, I can't believe that the relationship finder didn't "kin us!"
+11 votes
Yes, Pip, please add me to the project.  I would like to create a page for the District of Columbia Cavalry.  I have lots of info and resources which may be helpful to others.

by Diane Fishburn G2G Crew (650 points)

Hi Diane! I've added you to the Project and awarded you the badge. Here is the main page for the US Civil War Project:

We look forward to your contributions!

+9 votes
New to wikitree.  I am interested in joining the Civil War group. Had ancestors on both sides. Ggrandfather Collins was in 1st Alabama Cavalry US, southern unionists.  Thanks, Turner
by Turner Collins G2G Crew (810 points)
Hi Turner. You'll need to finish up the volunteer process and get some WikiTree experience under you belt before you can join the US Civil War Project. I've sent you some instructions. If you need further assistance, feel free to contact me.
On hold as "guest."  Can't complete Volunteer form yet.
+10 votes
Hi Pip,

What can I do to help? I would be glad to help in anyway possible. I already have the badge. I’ll see what area I can help in : )

my focus is mainly New York State civil war profiles
by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (276k points)

Andrew, from what I've seen in your participation on G2G, you are already doing a lot, creating veteran profiles, etc.! We appreciate that! Just continue the great work!

+9 votes
Hi Pip,

Not sure what I can do to help but would be willing to try.  I had family on both sides but the family I know most about died during the war in a northern military prison.
by Paula Franklin G2G6 Mach 4 (47.5k points)

Hi Paula. Thank you for your interest in the US Civil War Project. I've awarded your badge. Here is the Task List for the Project. Check it out to see how you can help. Welcome aboard!


+9 votes
I would love to be part of this project.  Please include me.

Donna Graves:  Rouse-2257
by Donna Michelstetter G2G1 (1.6k points)
Hi Donna! I see you have several US Civil War veteran ancestors. Welcome to the project! I've awarded your badge.
+9 votes
Please count me in.

by Steve Hatchett G2G3 (3.8k points)

Hello, Steve. I see you have an ancestor in the 7th Georgia Calvary. Cool. I've awarded you your badge. Welcome to the Project. Check out our Task List for ways you can contribute to the Project:

+9 votes
I am remiss in not joining this group sooner - shame on me.  I have many ancestors who need their service writeup  highlighted and expanded further.  My husband and I are in SCV and UDC and very interested in this historical period.  Keep up the good work!
by Robyn Adair G2G6 (7.5k points)

Welcome, Robyn! I've awarded you the Project badge. Check out our Task List to see how else you can assist us!

+9 votes
I would like to join the project. I have two direct ancestors that I know fought in the Civil War, as well as one step ancestor whose letters home (copies) are in my possession.
by Irene Belknap G2G Crew (650 points)

Hello, Irene! I've added your badge and your now a member of the project. Thanks so much for your interest. Here's a link to our Tasks Lists:

+9 votes
I'd like to participate, perhaps work to document my relatives' roles.  I've hardly begun on the uncles who didn't survive to have descendants.  Quartermaster Genl Meigs is my 3rd ggf, Jefferson Davis' 1st wife Sarah Knox Taylor my 1C4R.  My ggm (whom I remember) was semi-orphaned at age 2 when her father died of unrecovered health and wounds although he had been discharged. During those 2 years her mother died and her father married his sister-in-law.  I haven't found anything on his service record.  The wives are Mayflower Hopkins+Brewster descendants as well as I can determine.  Supreme Court Justice McLean, author of the dissent on Dred Scott, my 4th ggf, died early in the war.  His grandparents aren't known confidently.  He had grandsons on both sides.  Two opposed brothers who survived were buried together in what became Zachary Taylor (Sarah's father) national cemetery.  How many CSA veterans are buried in US national cemeteries?  Another ggm, whom I met just before she passed away, was mentally back in 1916 and used accordingly racist talk, in spite of being daughter and granddaughter of Union officers who advocated freeing all enslaved people from captured territory. She was also 4C1R to Robt E Lee.  A 2nd ggf, W R Alger, was a well known abolitionist and chaplain to Massachusetts General Court (legislature). Yet another 2nd ggf met his 2nd wife as both worked on underground railroad.  That may be beyond the remit of this project.
by Tim Prince G2G6 Mach 3 (36.4k points)

HI Tim! Thanks for your interest in the US Civil War Project. I've awarded your badge. Here is the link to the Projevt's main page:

Familiarize yourself with the goals and task list.

Welcome to the Project!

+7 votes
I don't have a lot of spare time, and have poor internet access, but will happily join the project and do what I can, especially since I have two great-grandfathers and a great-great grandfather that fought, and a number of several great uncles and more distant cousins.
by Alison Gardner G2G6 Mach 6 (65.7k points)

Thanks for your interest, Alison. I see you have an ancestor who served from Iowa. I have a cousin who did also!

I've added your badge. The main page link is HERE. Familiarize yourself with the goals and tasks of the Project, and jump in!

Welcome to the Project!

+9 votes

I am interested in joining the  US Civil War: War Between the States project

by LG Price G2G6 Mach 3 (36.8k points)

H Joshua! Thanks for your interest in the Project. I see you have an ancestor who served from Alabama. I've awarded your badge. The Project's main page is HERE. Familiarize yourself with the goals and tasks of the Project.

Welcome to the Project! Glad to have you.

+9 votes
Since last month, I've been looking for forebears of my parents-in-law who served in the Civil War. So far I've found:








I also discovered

Nelson-20595, a Major of Virginia Cavalry in both the Wars of 1776 and 1812.

May I please have a badge for the War of 1812?
by Anonymous Vaughan G2G6 Mach 2 (22.7k points)

Hi William! I see you already have the badge for the US Civil War. There isn't one for the War of 1812. but the Project's guidelines are HERE. Thanks for your willingness to assist!

+8 votes
I am interested in joining this project. Ancestors were on both sides, and many lost their lives.
by W Pritchett G2G1 (1.2k points)
Hi W! Thanks for your interest in the Project. I've sent you a private message.

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