Thursday 22 January 2015

Did your Clare ancestor serve in the American Civil War?

Clare County Library has added another fabulously useful record set to its free online materials: Claremen who served in the American Civil War, 1861–1865.

The collection has been donated by Sharon Carberry who has transcribed data on 381 individual soldiers recorded in obituaries, pension records, official muster rolls, biographies etc. Some of the entries are quite detailed, including personal descriptions, occupation, place and date of enlistment (and, often, age at that date), date and method of discharge.

This is a 'must-check' collection for those with ancestors from County Clare.