Finding Navy Veterans in the 1890 Veterans Schedules

This record collection in Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE) is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1890 special census of Civil War Union Army and Navy veterans and widows available on microfilm M123 (118 rolls) from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

The Veterans Schedules asked for the following information:

Name of veteran or widow
Rank
Regiment or vessel
Date of enlistment
Date of discharge
Length of service
Post office address
Disability incurred
Remarks.

Civil War Frigate USS Wabash (Archives.gov photo)
Civil War Frigate USS Wabash (Archives.gov photo)

We can use the following search delimiter to locate veterans of the Civil War Navy:

SEARCH—RANK: seaman (Exact) 5,547 hits
SEARCH—RANK: fireman (Exact) 1,202 hits
SEARCH—RANK: gunner (Exact) 5,547 hits
SEARCH—RANK: cooper (Exact) 27 hits
SEARCH—RANK: carpenter (Exact) 212 hits
SEARCH—RANK: master (Exact) 963 hits
SEARCH—RANK: pilot (Exact) 75 hits
SEARCH—RANK: ensign (Exact) 355 hits
SEARCH—RANK: commodore (Exact) 6 hits
SEARCH—RANK: admiral (Exact) 8 hits

Note: This is just a selection of Navy ranks; your searches may turn up additional results!

You may use Ancestry Library Edition at Central Library or any of our branches.

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