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

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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

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I am interested in joining this project.  My great-grandfather, Henry Decatur Boardman (Boardman-356) fought in the Civil War on the Union side.  He enlisted twice in two Connecticut regiments and fought at Fredericksburg. An interesting fact about him is that he is included in Walt Whitman's Speciman Days book.  Henry is the H.D.B. that requested rice pudding.  Family lore is that Whitman gave him a pipe.  I live in Washington, DC, so I can access pension records at the National Archives if people need them (note, however, that I have limited time since I am still employed).

by David Kathan G2G1 (1.2k points)
+5 votes
I have ancestors that fought on both sides during the civil war. Great great grandfathers William Yax 1833-1864 of St. Claire, Michigan and Josiah A. Knight 1835-1863 of Laurens, South Carolina.
by M Knight Van Deusen G2G Crew (350 points)
I have gr gr grandfathers who fought on both sides of the war.
+5 votes
I am interested in joining the US Civil War: War Between the States. I have many ancestors who fought in the war on both sides.
by Lori Bravo G2G Crew (600 points)
+4 votes
I would like to be added to this project.
+3 votes
Anyone who has answered this thread and has not received a project badge, please leave a message on my profile. I am the leader of the project and since I didn’t start this new g2g, please didn’t get the emails from your answers. Since I am posting here, I will now get an email from any new answers so you can also answer again.  I have been traveling for work and will be traveling today again but will catch up with these requests as soon as possible. It’s not my habit to made people wait and I apologize to anyone who has been waiting for a badge. Thanks!

by Paula J G2G6 Pilot (250k points)
+5 votes
I had 3 grandfathers and multiple uncles that fought in the civil war.
by Calvin Harkins G2G1 (1.6k points)
+4 votes
Alexander H Perkins

Perkins 13734

Died at Andersonville Prison

Note:  Most of the work already done on this previously Orphaned Profile.
by Margaret Bendt G2G Crew (450 points)
+5 votes

I wish to join this project. 

[[Atkinson-3584|Ireneus Atkinson]], my great-great grandfather, served in the 3rd Minnesota Infantry from 1861 to 1865, was a prisoner of War in 1862. How do I get the Civil War WikiTree Badge added to his profile?

I have several other ancestors who also served in the Union Army

Gary Christopher

by Gary Christopher G2G6 Mach 2 (23.2k points)
+5 votes
I'd like to join this project. I have ancestors on both sides that I research. I also research vets buried in cemeteries in Indiana.
by Chris Brady G2G6 (6.1k points)
+5 votes
I would like to join. I have been sourcing and adding stickers to ancestors and others that I have came across  for quite some time.
by Eileen Bradley G2G6 Mach 2 (26.2k points)
+4 votes
Yes, I have a deep interest in United States' Civil War and would like to be involved in the Civil War project.Though I have multiple family members who served in the war (both sides) I am currently focused on the Hardy Jackson family of Georgia. Several Jackson members from this family were enlisted in the Confederate army.
by Devin Harris G2G Crew (320 points)
+4 votes
Yes. Please add me to the Google Groups.
by Susan Dougherty G2G4 (4.8k points)
+6 votes
I am interested in joining the US Civil War Project. I have a lot of ancestors that fought that war. I have been pulling their military records recently. I am very interested in this.
by Laura DeSpain G2G6 Pilot (371k points)
+5 votes
I am interested in joining the US Civil War Project. I think the value of wiki-tree for shared research is fantastic.
by Sheila x G2G6 Mach 3 (34.8k points)
+4 votes
Charles NoTT ,Hosea Nott , Dawes Nott ,Asahal Nott , Francis Nott ..Five brothers All in the Massachusetts regiments --12, --32, --42 and 7th volunteer Co k ....All born and raised in SCITUATE MASSACHUSETTS ..Francis L Nott  wounded in battle of Galveston Jan 1, 1863 -I believe .. Died of Wounds to stomach ..
by Dawn Nott G2G2 (2.0k points)
+2 votes

I have no interest in joining, as I already participate in enough projects; however, I am interested in the best identification and placement of categories and standards for adding those where missing or any notable battles (regardless of who was the victor), as well as rank. 

I have both union and confederate ancestors, so it is sometimes a challenge to identify the company or notable battle served. I have not seen much evidence that these are being developed as categories... Are these being done in categories? 

Might Confederate Casualty, United States Civil War be a good category to add, and then add Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, United States Civil War as another category? Right now, for the latter, it only says Battle of Cold Harbor.

by Porter Fann G2G6 Mach 5 (56.6k points)
edited by Porter Fann

I reviewed the project page guidance.

Hopefully, the profile for James D Fann is now much improved and as accurate as possible.

I also have information on his father and brothers who were also affected that I will be adding, soon.

+2 votes
delete duplicate
by Porter Fann G2G6 Mach 5 (56.6k points)
edited by Porter Fann
+3 votes
I had several ancestors that fought in the Civil War.  My great great grandfather Richard "Lucky" Grantham and three of his sons fought for the South.  Major Amos McLemore was a first cousin 4 times removed that was shot in the back by a Confederate deserter.  My great grandfather James Madison Ashley fought for the South as well.
by Calvin Harkins G2G1 (1.6k points)
+3 votes
I would like to join the US Civil War Project.  I have many ancestors who fought for The South!  I would like to acknowledge them!  They are from: South Carolina, Georgia and Alabamama.

Please add me to the Google Group
by Freida Burroughs G2G5 (5.4k points)
+3 votes
I would like to join, I’ve actually been putting the names on my Profile page. Not as fancy as some that I’ve seen but hey, I’ve just learned how to do the references tags lol
by Alice Glassen G2G6 Mach 3 (32.6k points)

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