Wednesday, October 10, 2007

SUV CW Grave Registration Web Site

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War have a grave registration database at You can input a surname and given name into a search box (there are more boxes for birth date, death date, unit, cemetery, city, county, state, etc.) and determine if a soldier is in their database.

Since I am collecting "all" Seaver surname records, I input only "Seaver" in the surname box and got 43 hits. The results box shows only the soldier's name, When you click on one of the names, the state they served, the branch of the service, and the cemetery location. When you click on the soldier's name, then a separate window opens and there may be information for:

* Soldier's name
* Birth date
* Death date
* Union or confederate soldier
* Unit, state, branch, company or ship, and rank
* Enlisted and discharged
* Miscellaneous information
* Cemetery name and street location
* Cemetery lot, section, and grave number
* Cemetery city, county, state
* GAR post and department
* Grave marker indicators

Many of the entries in this database have only a few of these items included. There is an opportunity on the web site to register and add information if you know it.

This is an excellent resource for Civil War soldiers. If you are searching for the burial location of a Civil War soldier, this is a good place to start.

1 comment:

Terry Thornton said...

Randy, This is a good search site for Civil War graves. And it contains both Union and Confederate soldiers. I followed the link and found my great-grandfather and his brother and will go back, register, and add missing information. I did not find, however, a grave registration for their other brother who died while in service with the Union Army. Thanks for this update on the Sons of Union Veterans database.
Terry Thornton
Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi